Mark Slater discusses his background in historic preservation and work with the Cuyahoga National Park. He reflects on the restoration of the Mustill House and Store in 1999 his work on park structures and farmsteads. Slater discusses his role in community relations, particularly creating a culture landscape with an emphasis on heritage and education. Slater articulates his desire to expand the farming program while recognizing and articulating financial challenges. Slater spends a majority of the interview discussing the educational, societal, and cultural benefits of historic preservation and its ability to facilitate the rehabilitation of communities and space.
Sponsor this interview
Oh no! This interview has not yet been transcribed.
Transcription is expensive and time-consuming. You can support transcription on clevelandvoices.org by sponsoring an interview. As a sponsor, your name – or the name of your family or organization – will become part of the archival record. Donations to the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities are processed via the CSU Foundation and are tax-deductible.
Interviews in this series, covering topics relating to the preservation of the West Creek and Cuyahoga River watershed (Cleveland, Ohio), were collected by participating teachers in the Rivers Roads and Rails grant, a Teaching American History (TAH) grant, sponsored by the US Dept of Education.