Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our Architecture Legacy: The Stories Old Buildings Tell Us

Join historic preservation lecturer, Michael Herschensohn, for a talk on how Michael Herschensohnarchitecture reflects our culture. The talk is at the Redmond Library on Saturday, March 17th at 1pm. Michael Herschensohn has a degree in Preservation Planning and History of American Architecture. For 21 years he has been on the board of Historic Seattle, the city’s only historic preservation organization. This program is made possible by a grant from Humanities Washington.

Seattle Central Library (1919) Seattle Central Library (1919)

The places we create for ourselves homes, factories, schools, parks, hotels, barns are key markers in the story of people’s daily lives. Understanding the structure of these Redmond Centennialplaces helps us interpret human experience and foster greater appreciation for the past. In this Redmond Centennial Discovering History program, Michael Herschensohn examines historic buildings from across the state, with special emphasis on Redmond. By looking carefully at old buildings we can begin to understand the similarities and differences between the past and our contemporary lives.

Seattle Central Library (2004) Seattle Central Library (2004)

Historic Seattle
Historic Seattle believes that buildings provide an essential link to the past, reminding us of who we are and where we came from. Historic Seattle 2012 ProgramsFounded in 1974, Historic Seattle is the only nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy. Its mission is to educate, advocate, and preserve.

For 2012, Historic Seattle provides a variety of tours, lectures, and special events that will expand your view of the Seattle area and give insights into its architectural delights. See the Events Calendar for details.

Redmond Library Board

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