North American Regional Network

The North American Sites of Conscience Network encompasses a range of historic sites, museums, and memory initiatives. In recent years, the Network has taken a leading role in preserving immigration and civil rights histories, fostering a new national conversation about these subjects. Using their unique histories as a starting point, these members are creating safe spaces for open and productive local and national conversations about communities – and a country – in transformation.

The region has been home to several projects in recent years, including From Brown v. Board to Ferguson, Strengthening Museums to Foster Social Resilience, and Addressing the Silences: Museums Reflect, Correct, and Transform to Foster Social Cohesion – all funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The region also launched the Coalition’s first podcast in 2022 entitled Transitional Justice in America.

For more information, or to become involved, please contact Braden Paynter,

Director of Methodology and Practice, and Regional Manager for North America

Regional Projects and Resources

Transitional Justice in America


To spark action on transitional justice in America, in June 2022 the Coalition launched Transitional Justice in America, a six-episode podcast series that raises awareness of how these processes can help the United States correct course and foster healing.

Strengthening Museums to Foster Social Resilience


Generously sponsored by IMLS, our Sites of Conscience: Strengthening Museums to Foster Social Resilience project is equipping leaders from ten Sites of Conscience, serving over a million visitors annually, to help its communities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

History Evolves: Indigenous Communities and Sites of Conscience


The Coalition’s Fall 2022 Newsletter highlights three Sites of Conscience – two of them from the North American region – sharing the historic and contemporary experiences of Indigenous communities through programming and groundbreaking exhibits.