TITLE: HABS: Celebrating the Past and Present (Morning Session)
EVENT DATE: 11/14/2008
RUNNING TIME: 161 minutes
2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), America's first federal historic preservation program. The HABS mission is to create a public archive of America's architectural heritage, consisting of measured drawings, historical reports and large-format black-and-white photographs. Speakers for the morning session "Celebrating the Past and Present" were C. Ford Peatross, founding director of the Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress; Jack Larkin, chief historian of Old Sturbridge Village and affiliate professor of history at Clark University; Camille Wells, lecturer in the Department of Architectural History at the College of William and Mary and former architectural historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; and David Woodcock, professor of architecture and director of the Historic Resources Imaging Laboratory at Texas A&M University.