Annapolis City Hall, Council Chambers
160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis
This event, sponsored by Mayor Michael Pantelides, is a free public lecture given by Thompson M. Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Why do old places matter? Do old places make our lives better? What difference does it make to people if we do – or don’t – save the old places in our communities? In this presentation, Tom Mayes, reveals many of the critically important roles that older and historic places play in our lives, from giving people a sense of continuity and identity, to nurturing sustainable communities.
Tom Mayes is Vice President and Senior Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, having specialized in both corporate and preservation law since he joined the National Trust in 1986. He is the author of many articles relating to, and has lectured widely on, preservation easements, shipwreck protection, historic house museums, the Americans with Disabilities Act, preservation public policy, and the importance of old places. For many years, he taught historic preservation law at the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation in 2013, Mr. Mayes authored a recent series of essays titled Why Old Places Matter. Mr. Mayes received his B.A. with honors in History in 1981 and his J.D. in 1985 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University.
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