In what seems like the “perfect storm,” historic sites (and historic house museums in particular) are facing an uncertain future. Lovers of history cannot agree on the best ways to ensure long-term stewardship. The debate has been highlighted by the recent publication of The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin Vagnone & Deborah Ryan (Left Coast Press, 2015). What are the critiques? What are the solutions? Join a panel of invested experts to become a part of a lively, and at times heated debate regarding these fragile historic sites.This program delves into the themes of the Museum’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.
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