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Lecture: “A New Deal for old Key West: A case study of preservation and populism.”
February 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Come hear the story of how preservation of history and architecture played a fundamental role in the economic revitalization of Key West, Florida during the years of the Great Depression. This case study of how Key West engendered a new dimension in historic preservation practice, and cultivated an awareness of local history, holds lessons for all of us in historic preservation today.
About the presenter: Dr. Matthew Hyland is an assistant professor of History at Duquesne University. His areas of specialization include historic preservation studies, public history, and American architecture. At Duquesne, he teaches courses in all of these fields and enjoys the public outreach he and his students do through service learning.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527