Pennsylvania's Historic Preservation Awards continue a tradition started in 1979 to honor excellence in preservation. We'll celebrate the people who are doing exceptional things across the Commonwealth, providing an opportunity to learn and be inspired. Gather on the veranda afterward for tea and cookies and conversation. Tom Mayes will be available to sign copies of his book. (A limited quantity is available for pre-purchase with awards and/or conference registration).
Tom Mayes has written and spoken widely on why old places matter to people, as well as preservation easements, shipwreck protection, historic house museums, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and preservation public policy. For many years, he taught historic preservation law at the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. In 2013, Tom received the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation, and wrote a series of essays titled Why Old Places Matter.