The Ph.D. Program in History

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October 8th Gotham Center: Inventing Preservation

Inventing Preservation

Museum of the City of New York
Thursday, October 8th at 6:30 pm

Historic preservation activism in New York City did not begin in the 1960s with the fight to save Penn Station and the effort to pass the Landmarks Law—it began in the late 19th century. Little-remembered preservation pioneers like Andrew H. Green and Albert Bard, as well as various women’s garden clubs, and patriotic and civic organizations laid the groundwork for the generations of preservationists that would follow. Join the Musuem of the City of New York for a night recounting the triumphs, failures, and tactics of these early preservationists, and to discuss what they might teach us moving forward. This program delves into the themes of the Museum’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks[], on view through January 3.
Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian
Anthony Wood, Founder and Chair, New York Preservation Archive Project
Amy Freitag, Executive Director at JM Kaplan Fund
Seri Worden, Field Services at National Trust for Historic Preservation

Use the discount Save50 for $10 tickets
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