Tiny Activist Doll Making Workshop

Join Sarah Marsom for a hands-on workshop about the Tiny Activist Project, which highlights the lesser known stories of activists who fought to save cultural resources. This workshop features the Tiny Jane Doll, inspired by Jane Jacobs, an urbanist and activist who sought to make strong communities and economies in modern cities.

The program will include a short presentation from Sarah on the history of the historic preservation movement as well as a craft workshop. Participants who purchase a doll kit can follow along as Sarah puts together her Tiny Jane doll. Doll kits will be available for shipping and local pickup for attendees in the DC area. Pickup will take place at Dumbarton House between April 30th and May 3rd. Due to current shipping delays, Dumbarton House cannot guarantee the on-time arrival of delivery craft kits. Workshop attendees have the exclusive opportunity to stitch their own limited edition Tiny Jane dolls, which will not be available for sale. Stay tuned for the grand reveal of her dress color!

Please note this is a virtual program. There is no in person component at Dumbarton House. Attendees will receive a Zoom link with their ticket confirmation email from Ticketleap. Join on a computer or tablet for the best viewing experience.

Sarah Marsom’s work as a heritage resource consultant is rooted in empowering the next generation of community advocates and increasing representation of lesser-known histories. With 10+ years of experience working in the cultural resources field, Sarah specializes in education and outreach strategies in addition to strategic planning. In 2018, Sarah was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the recipient of the American Express Aspire Award during the 2018 National Preservation Awards and as an honoree of the inaugural 40 Under 40: People Saving Place’s list.The National Council on Public History recognized Sarah’ projects -Crafting Herstory and Dismantle Preservation with an honorable mention for Excellence in Consulting as a part of the 2021 Public History Awards.

Sarah has been published as a contributor in Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (3rd ed.), Belt Publishing’s Columbus Anthology, and numerous zines. Her work has been featured in Curbed, Traditional Building Magazine, and the National Parks Service’s LGBTQ America Theme Study, amongst other publications and podcasts.


May 04 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



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