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Speaker Series: Why Old Places Matter

Apr 17@11:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday, April 17, 2021 11 am
Thompson Mayes –Author of Why Old Places Matter & Chief Legal officer and General Counsel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Tom Mayes, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will explore through an illustrated presentation how places evoke feelings of belonging, continuity, stability, identity and memory, as well as the more traditional reasons that old places have been deemed by society to be important such as history, national identity, and architectural merit. Whether you’re an architect or a community organizer, gain insights that will help you help others to express the ways that old places matter to them, and guide future directions for people-centered historic preservation.

Tom Mayes has written and spoken widely on why old places matter to people, as well as preservation easements, shipwreck protection, historic house museums, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and preservation public policy. For many years, he taught historic preservation law at the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. In 2013, Tom received the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and wrote a series of essays titled Why Old Places Matter.

To reserve your place, please call 832-5328
Admission is complimentary to Gardens Conservancy Members, $25 for Individual and Family Members, $35 for non-members
Entire season speaker series for Individual and Family Members $100, non-members $125


Apr 17
11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
253 Barcelona Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
(561) 832-5328