Hosted by United States Capitol Historical Society
United States Capitol Historical Society is proud to announce the program lineup for its 2020 Annual Symposium, 100 Years of Women Voting. Distinguished speakers will discuss the impact of women in American government and public life over the last century. Reimagined as a virtual series, the rescheduled program will cover all of the originally planned topics over six weekly webinars.
This course is an introduction to the preservation of the built environment, examining the history and philosophy of historic preservation and how the discipline is practiced today. It will provide the historic framework of how preservation has emerged as a field of specialization and a foundation for understanding preservation issues, terminology, and public policy. Through discussions on the history and guiding principles of historic preservation, the class will explore the secretary of the interior’s standards, national and state register programs, preservation techniques, and the overall benefits of historic preservation.
The City of Brunswick is undertaking an initiative to create protections for its historic community in the form of a Conservation District. This session will walk through what a conservation district is, how it works to protect historic communities, the process Brunswick went through, and the lessons learned.