Summer School: Historic Preservation in a Changing Environment

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • We are waiving individual session fees for those whose current financial situation requires it. To access this benefit, please use the registration code COVID19.


The State Historic Preservation Office recently considered how change in the natural, regulatory, economic, technological, demographic, and social environment influences historic preservation practice in the state. We saw shared stewardship, the theme of our statewide historic preservation plan, as a way to address persistent uncertainty. In a world of continual change, we seek out places where we have attachments and a sense of belonging.

From a decision-making perspective, uncertainty impedes action because it is difficult to plan for the unknown. An attitude of shared responsibility creates a fluidity that can be more responsive to change and at the same control future outcomes. Rather than being about the past or the present, shared stewardship is grounded in contemporary society. Staff from the State Historic Preservation office will give short presentations based on current work within this framework followed by an open question and answer discussion.


  • Erin Fink, Architectural Preservationist, Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office
  • Catherine Labadia, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and Staff Archaeologist

Sponsor: Connecticut Explored is a magazine and podcast of Connecticut History.

Zoom Information: Registrants will receive the Zoom webinar information via email prior to the event.

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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