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The History of the Preservation Movement

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Date: August 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mr. Turino will explore the life and work of William Sumner Appleton, founder of the organization now known as Historic New England. Using examples from New England historic sites including Caroline Emerton and the House of Seven Gables, the presentation will illustrate Appleton’s numerous contributions to the evolution of the historic preservation movement during the first half of the twentieth century. The presentation will also look at the history of the preservation movement in America as well as Appleton’s  legacy and influence on modern preservation efforts.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $7.00 per person

To reserve your spot for this lecture please email, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 104

Kenneth Turino is Manger of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the country. Mr. Turino oversees community engagement projects throughout the five New England states and is responsible for the traveling exhibitions program at Historic New England. Prior to coming to Historic New England, Mr. Turino was Executive Director of the Lynn Museum, an active local history museum in Lynn, Massachusetts. He has worked at a number of historic houses including the Paul Revere House in Boston and is a Trustee of The House of the Seven Gables in Salem. He frequently consults on interpretive planning and community engagement projects at historic sites. These include the Nichols House Museum in Boston, The Hermann-Grime and Gallier Historic Houses in New Orleans, and most recently with Donna Harris on the future of the Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Ken holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, Museum Education, from the George Washington University and is an adjunct professor in the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. There he teaches a course on the future of historic houses. Mr. Turino is on the Association for State and Local History’s Council and is a member of its’ Historic House Committee.


August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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