Talk explores impact of law promoting historic preservation

Illustrated program on October 13 demonstrates how preservation evolved in Indiana and the United States since the 1960s.

In an illustrated program on Oct. 13, author, preservation consultant and historian James Glass explores the impact of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the catalyst for a dramatic expansion in the preservation of historic places in America. Dr. Glass’s talk demonstrates how preservation has evolved in Indiana and the United States since the 1960s and reviews the challenges on the horizon.

James Glass ran Indiana’s state preservation office for more than a decade, in two different stints, before retiring in 2012. For 13 years he directed the graduate program in historic preservation at Ball State University. A former board member of Indiana Landmarks and advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Glass received the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Historical Society in 2014.

His talk, “Fifty Years Later: The Impact of the National Historic Preservation Act” at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis, begins at 6 p.m. Doors open with a cash bar and light refreshments offered at 5:30 p.m.

The talk is free with an online rsvp at or by calling Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534.


Media contact: Suzanne Stanis, Director of Heritage Education, Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534,


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