Enacting the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 Tuesday, November 22, 7pm-9pm – Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, enacted as part of the Great Society initiatives of President Lyndon B. Johnson, envisioned historic places as a living part of our community life in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people. In this presentation, hear about the political and philosophical context of the Great Society that gave birth to the National Historic Preservation Act, ponder the extent the Act has achieved this broad vision, and consider what this broad vision might suggest for the future of historic preservation. Speaker: Thompson (Tom) Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Speaker, Author and Recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation (2013). @MDPL1976