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Old Places Matter Too at Handley Library

24 September 2019 Winchester Community News

September 24, 2019

WINCHESTER – Author and Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation Thompson M. Mayes will be at the Handley Library on Oct. 4 to discuss themes from his new book: Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being.

The reception will begin at 3 p.m. in the Robinson Auditorium at the Library. Mayes will give a lecture regarding the themes of his book. Then, from 4-5 p.m. he will sign copies of the book and answer questions in the Benham Room.

The CLO and General Counsel has written several articles on, and given lectures relating to, historic preservation and themes surrounding it. He taught historic preservation law at the University of Maryland before taking the position he currently oversees. His book brings together the idea of caring about old places with evocative language and illustrative themes.

Why Old Places Matter is a useful resource to articulate why older and historic places and objects mean so much in our lives. The book argues that these places matter not only because of the history surrounding them but how they evoke emotion within all of us in every community.

The event is hosted by Preservation of Historic Winchester and is free to the public.


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