Historic Preservation as Federal Policy: The First 50 Years.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Oct. 12, 2016, 11:00 am

295 West Avenue
(203) 838-9799


Wes Haynes, will give a talk titled, Historic Preservation as Federal Policy: The First 50 Years.

The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 established the regulatory framework for historic preservation in Connecticut. Adapted from Western European precedent and tailored to American federalism, NHPA standardized the identification, registration and treatment of historic resources by funding a network of newly created State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). The talk will review NHPA’s impact on Connecticut’s historic built environment through examples of successes and challenges.

Mr. Haynes has thirty-five years’ experience in historic preservation. After starting his career as a volunteer surveying Stamford’s historic resources, he served as a historic preservation specialist with the Ehrenkrantz Group, Architects and Planners, where he co-authored the master plan for the restoration of the NYS Capitol in Albany and prepared the historic resource inventory for the restoration of Central Park. He has held positions with the New York Landmarks Conservancy, Preservation League of New York State, New Jersey Historic Trust and formerly taught historic preservation at the Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Parsons School of Design, among others. He is now directing Making Places, the Trust’s initiative to inventory and stimulate preservation reinvestment in historic industrial properties. Mr. Haynes serves as president of the First Church Conservancy, a project focused on the conservation of Stamford’s First Presbyterian Church, and he is on the non-profit board of the Sagamore Institute in Raquette Lake, New York, which operates an Adirondack Great Camp open to the public.


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