PRESERVATION NOW! Keynote Presentation by Dr. Clement Alexander Price

 HDC Annual Preservation Conference

March 1-3, 2013


“Might This Be the Best of Times?: A Consideration on the Future of Historic Preservation”

Friday, March 1, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre,

West 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, Manhattan


Keynote Presentation by Dr. Clement Alexander Price

Vice Chair, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation;

Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and Director; Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience




HDC is honored to present a thought-provoking address by Dr. Clement Alexander Price that will question our preconceptions about the path the historic preservation movement has taken in recent years, and where it might go in the future.

An eminent preservationist and urban historian, Dr. Price has long been involved in studying the complicated rhythms of urban history and the places where that history has unfolded. Going beyond scholarship, Dr. Price is a leading force in advancing history, culture and education in New Jersey and beyond. A longtime resident of Newark, he has helped bring world-class art, educational excellence, civic dialogue, and historical appreciation to America’s third oldest city and helped guide it through some of its most troubled times.

Dr. Price has helped establish such cultural anchors as the Newark Black Film Festival (now in its 39th year) and the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, one of the nation’s most remarkable and longest running scholarly conference series devoted to the historical literacy of a community, which he has organized for 33 years. In 2009, he served as the agency lead for the National Endowment of the Humanities for President Obama’s transition team. Most recently, Dr. Price was appointed by the President to serve as Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the federal commission which influences Federal policy, programs and decisions on recognized historic properties.


Dr. Price’s presentation will be followed by a reception.

Tickets for this event are $35/person, $30 for Friends of HDC, seniors and students. Reservations required. Please call (212) 614-9107 or visit our website.

Read more about all the conference programs on our website, including panels and tours and click here to register online!


The 19th Annual Preservation Conference and related programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez. The conference is also co-sponsored by HDC’s Neighborhood Partners.

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