Thompson Mayes

Thompson Mayes

Richard Guy Wilson

Richard Guy Wilson

“Mayes has framed the context of historic preservation for the next generation. Whether you’re a student, an activist, a professional in the field, or just care about your community, there is no better way to understand the ‘why’ of historic preservation than by reading this superb book.”
— — Donovan D. Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International

WHY OLD PLACES MATTER WITH THOMPSON MAYES & RICHARD GUY WILSON

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Sunday, August 18th from 11am-12pm, at the The Mount - 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

(Discussion will take place at The Stable)

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This program is co-presented by The Mount, Chesterwood, and the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Join Thompson M. Mayes, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation in conversation with Architectural Historian Richard Guy Wilson.

Why Old Places Matter reveals the fundamentally important yet under-recognized role old places play in our lives. While many people feel a deep-seated connection to old places — from those who love old houses, to the millions of tourists who are drawn to historic cities, to the pilgrims who flock to ancient sites throughout the world — few can articulate why. The book explores these deep attachments people have with old places –the 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 architecture.

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