WHY OLD PLACES MATTER WITH THOMPSON MAYES & RICHARD GUY WILSON
Sunday, August 18th from 11am-12pm, at the The Mount - 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA
(Discussion will take place at The Stable)
Join Thompson M. Mayes, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation in conversation with Architectural Historian Richard Guy Wilson.
Why Old Places Matter reveals the fundamentally important yet under-recognized role old places play in our lives. While many people feel a deep-seated connection to old places — from those who love old houses, to the millions of tourists who are drawn to historic cities, to the pilgrims who flock to ancient sites throughout the world — few can articulate why. The book explores these deep attachments people have with old places –the feelings of belonging, continuity, stability, identity and memory, as well as the more traditional reasons that old places have been deemed by society to be important, such as history, national identity, and architecture.