Preservation Pioneer: The Life and Legacy of Charles E. Peterson
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is pleased to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of
the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, with an exhibition,
Preservation Pioneer: The Life and Legacy of Charles E. Peterson.
In a career that spanned seven decades, Peterson founded the
Historic American Buildings Survey, authored America’s first
historic structures report, oversaw the creation of Independence
National Historical Park, and created significant endowments that
encourage building scholarship, documentation, and publication.
Exhibition Dates: October 3 - December 30, 2016