50 Years of Historic Preservation in Portland

09/24/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Panel Discussion


  • Free


President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act into law on October 15, 1966. As we celebrate 50 years of this important moment, we look back on how historic preservation has impacted the Portland area.


This moderated panel discussion brings together several long-time preservationists to share their stories of success, failure, buildings saved and those sadly lost. You’ll learn about some of the pioneers of historic preservation in Portland, like Eric Ladd and George McMath, and we’ll consider how the historic preservation movement has evolved over the decades. Whether you are new to the area or have been involved in Portland preservation battles since long ago, we hope you’ll join us for a lively and fascinating discussion!


Our panelists include: William J. Hawkins III, longtime Portland area preservationist and architect, Cathy Galbraith, recently retired Executive Director of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, and Brandon Spencer-Hartle, Planner with the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning & Sustainability and formerly of Restore Oregon. The panel will be moderated by James Hamrick, a BMF/AHC board member and retired Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.


This is a FREE event. ($10 suggested donation)


Note: Seating is limited. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Neon CRM by Neon One