Genealogy of a Mission The American Preservation Movement, Heritage Resource Law, and the Optometric Historical Society

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Kirsten Hebert, B.A.


The Optometric HIstorical Society (OHS) was one of many similar public history organizations created during the third wave of the preservation movement in the United States. This article traces the genealogy of the OHS mission through American heritage resource law and delineates the social and political context that lead to its passage.


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Hebert, K. (2019). Genealogy of a Mission. Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History, 50(3), 60-65.
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Kirsten Hebert, B.A., Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation

Kirsten Hebert is the Heritage Services Specialist for Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation. She manages the collections held in the Archives & Museum of Optometry, is a contributing editor to and manages the journal Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History.