My name is Ann Gillespie and I am PreserveLegacies.
I’ve worked for the National Park Service both as a ranger and as a collections curator. I’ve been a historian and as an architectural historian. I’ve spent years researching history, the built environment, my own family, and other topics.
I’ve also spent years taking pictures and gathering family pictures and documents from a number of sources. Most recently, my mother moved into assisted living and I got custody of a couple of pieces of furniture, most of the family heirlooms, all of the photos, and all of the documents that aren’t in active use.
I understand how photos and information, and sharing these things with interested family members, can become overwhelming. I can help you to share yours, and to preserve them for future generations.
Several elements of my diverse background come together in PreserveLegacies.