Through the combination of new materials such as porcelain enamel and digital fiberglass, creative design approaches, and communities embracing all aspects of their history, towns and cities are forging a new landscape of public memory.
Cooperation between jurisdictions and developers is also a key factor. Case in point - the new Tanger Outlets at Oxon Hill.
Taking our cue from The Washington Post, who wrote about the new “Experience Salubria” exhibit there, we visited earlier this week. The collective is located in the Potomac River Heritage Visitors Center, which is co-located with Shoppers Services in the southernmost portion of the outlet shopping center. The project team also installed a half-dozen markers in a new small memorial park a few steps away.
Our hats are off for a super job. The African American Heritage Preservation Group can be mighty proud of their presentations.