Historic Districts: Hidden Treasure or Hassle? Panel at DC History Conference
The D.C. History Conference tackles issues of Mobility, Migration, and Movement in its 45th annual convening, which runs from Nov. 1-4. At one panel, Rebecca Miller, who is executive director of the D.C. Preservation League—a partner organization on this year's Tour Day—will discuss the creation of historic districts as a preservation tool.
From the D.C. History Conference program:
This panel explores the practice of creating historic districts to preserve and document neighborhood history, particularly during periods of neighborhood change. Moderated by Rebecca Miller (Executive Director, D.C. Preservation League), the panel brings together proponents and opponents of historic districts, including community leaders and staff from the Historic Preservation Office. Speakers represent diverse perspectives regarding historic districts that were designated, those that failed to be designated, and nominations or expansions whose status is pending hearing. The audience will learn how historic districts are proposed; Washington, DC’s preservation policy landscape; and why opinions differ regarding the use of this preservation tool.
WHEN: Friday, November 2nd, 3:15-5:00PM
WHERE: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
HOW: Tickets required for conference entry – purchase here
Read the full program of D.C. History Conference events [PDF].
About the D.C. History Conference
The annual D.C. History Conference is a collaboration between the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., George Washington University, DC Public Library, and DC Office of Public Records. Since 1973, the mission of the conference has been to provide a friendly and rigorous forum for discussing and promoting original research about the history of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.