Penn Museum logo

Great Lecture

Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 |
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

A speaker giving a lecture in the Harrison Auditorium.


Live Online and Onsite at the Penn Museum

Live Streaming Option Available

Historic preservation has rarely been a subject taken up by historians. In an effort to address this ironic situation, this talk recounts some of the main themes and critiques shaping the development of built heritage and its preservation in the U.S.—and how this process was itself shaped by periodic reimagining of the American past, as well as by international movements such as UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention.

Speaker: Randall Mason, Professor of City & Regional Planning/Historic Preservation, Weitzman School of Design

$15 General | $10 Member | $5 Virtual

Buy Tickets

View more Great Lecture Series