Politics, Money, and Anarchy: Historic House Museums
Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 pm

This event is currently sold out. 

In what seems like the “perfect storm,” historic sites (and historic house museums in particular) are facing an uncertain future. Lovers of history cannot agree on the best ways to ensure long-term stewardship.  The debate has been highlighted by the recent publication of The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin Vagnone & Deborah Ryan (Left Coast Press, 2015). What are the critiques? What are the solutions? Join a panel of invested experts to become a part of a lively, and at times heated debate regarding these fragile historic sites.This program delves into the themes of last year's popular exhibition, Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

Elon Cook, Humanities Director at the Robbins House Historic Site & Program Manager and Curator at the Center for Reconciliation
Ulysses Dietz
, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, The Newark Museum
Angel Hernandez
, Educator, The Bronx County Historical Society & "The Bronx Latino History Project"
Deborah Ryan,
 Urban Designer and Community Engagement Specialist and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Franklin Vagnone, Heritage Consultant and Executive Director, Historic House Trust of New York City 
Ran Yan, Community Engagement Liaison, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum  
Andrew Dolkart (moderator), Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation 

1.5 LU AIA CES will be offered for attending this event. 

Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.


The Saving Place public programs series is made possible through the generous support of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. This event is co-sponsored by AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, the American Scottish Foundation, the Brooklyn Historical Society, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, the Fraunces Tavern Museum, the Gotham Center for New York City History, the Historic Districts Council, The Historic House Trust of New York City, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, the Neighborhood Preservation Center, New York School of Interior Design, the Museum at Eldridge Street, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, the Preservation League of New York State,The Society of Architectural Historians, and the South Street Seaport Museum. 

Image credit: Franklin Vagnone