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Engaging Youth in Heritage Research and Preservation Through Geocaching – by Margaret Allsopp

My dissertation research explores the role of technology in the construction of heritage as a cultural resource at the community level.  Specifically, I focus on the use of intergenerational geocaching (i.e., a type of high-tech treasure hunt) through an examination of a preservation project in the urban community of Sulphur Springs, a neighborhood in Tampa, […]

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Sulphur Springs Project Introduction

The Sulphur Springs Heritage project is part of an ongoing commitment by the University of South Florida designed to address the rising interest in, and need for, heritage management by communities, civic organizations, and other groups focused on preserving the past as a key cultural resource.  My name is Margaret Allsopp and I work with […]

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Sulphur Springs–Society for Applied Anthropology conference 2012: Student Poster Competition Winner

I submitted a poster to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 2012 annual meeting that includes research from the Sulphur Springs and Nicodemus, Kansas communities. My poster was chosen as the Student Poster Competition Winner at the SfAA conference. The title of the poster was “Gaining the Attention of Youth in Heritage Research and Preservation: […]

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Five

At the last sharing session with the youth and elders, one of the youth participants shared photos that he took of his community and his grandmother’s garden.  The youth who participated in the project were not able to access family photos in the short frame so I provided them with cameras to take pictures of […]

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Four

During our 3rd sharing session at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center (SSMHC), the youth shared their feelings, emotions, and thoughts about their dialogue with elders.  We wrote their ideas on chart paper. When asked why she chose to participate in this project,  Nakesha Buie, one of the youth participants shared: So that this […]

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Sulphur Springs Serving Learning Project 2011 Part Three

The following photos were brought to the sharing sessions by Mr. Willie Streeter.  Mr. Streeter is a long time resident of the Sulphur Springs community.  

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Two

Elders brought in photos to share with youth.  The photos were scanned digitally for the museum archives.  The methodological approach used in this project was photo elicitation. The thrill found in a photograph comes from the onrush of memory.  This is obvious when it’s a picture of something we once knew.  That House we lived in.  […]

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part One

In the Spring of 2011, I collaborated with the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center (SSMHC) as part of a service learning experience for a Visual Anthropology course.   The purpose of the project was to unite community elders and teens to:  1) share artifacts including visual images that have historical meaning and value about […]

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Sulphur Springs History Podcast Summer 2010

Here is a link to a video podcast titled “Sulphur Springs History 2010” that I assisted undergraduate students Karen Castagna, Jeannese Castro, Mika Giordano and Jessica Rubano to produce as part of the Heritage Research USA Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Summer of 2010.  View and download podcast at Heritage Research USF iTunes U

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Sulphur Springs – Heritage Tourism Course 2009

In the Fall of 2009, I took Dr. Jackson’s course – ANG 5937 Section 87909 Issues in Heritage Tourism.  The purpose of the course was to introduce students to the theoretical and practical issues in heritage tourism and the business of heritage resource management from an anthropological perspective.  For the group project, students worked with […]

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