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Current Exhibition

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

Free Admission


Gallery Talk (Athenaeum Members Only, RSVP Required)

with Bruce Laverty, Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00pm