I am Lawana Holland-Moore. I received my Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Goucher College in Baltimore and was the National Trust’s Mildred Colodny Scholar in 2014. I also have a BA with a double major in History and Journalism from The George Washington University.

I’m in the DC Metro area, which is full of great historic sites and architecture, so you’ll find that my focus is on DC, Maryland (to Baltimore), and Virginia. I also focus on Charleston, SC too. I work for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s $25 million African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, helping African American historic sites and organizations achieve their goals. When I am not at National Trust HQ, you can find me at the Greenbelt Museum, helping to tell the story of the New Deal planned community and its diverse city just outside of DC. I am also currently a member of the Landmarks Committee of the DC Preservation League.

I have a 9-year old son and a 5-year old one too, as well as a husband who now knows the difference between muntins and mullions. I love talking to the public about preservation and preservation issues such as diversity, culture, underrepresented groups, and getting the word out about history in your neighborhood and how you can benefit from it and preservation. Historic preservation really is interesting and about way more than what you might think!

Feel free to contact me at ellemoorehp[at]gmail[dot]com.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram as ellemoorehp.

My opinions are my own.

photo by Matthew D’Agostino

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