Preservation Laws, Preservation Movements

Historic preservation movements have succeeded in creating laws worldwide, including the frameworks of local, state, and federal preservation laws in the US. Yet preservation also has remained a cultural movement, sometimes utilizing those laws for good but also occasionally finding those laws to be a hindrance to what people demand. This third session examines the ways in which preservation laws operate, and how activists interact with the legal structure.

Registration for each class is required. Please contact if you require any accommodations to participate in the program.


Facilitated by National Building Arts Center Executive Director, Michael Allen, this five-week class series will examine the multiverse of historic preservation practices in our world today. Classes will meet each week at the museum and will include assigned readings, guest lectures, and open spaces for discussion. This class series is best for teens and adults.