Earlier this year Preservation Leadership Forum published the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of the Forum Journal. In that issue, “Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act,” authors sought to represent the breadth the Act and the programs it initiated, examining its many accomplishments as well as its unfulfilled potential.
One piece involved a rare opportunity to hear from every Keeper of the National Register since its inception in 1966. During the interview, they discussed their collective and individual experiences and tackled some of the more controversial register nominations of their respective tenures. While you can read the full article in the Forum Library, we thought it would be valuable to hear excerpts directly from the interview.
In the first clip, Jerry Rogers shares his “political perspective” on the register. In the second clip, National Trust for Historic Preservation Vice President of Preservation Resources Susan West Montgomery discusses preservation at the local level with William Murtagh and Jerry Rogers.
Politics and the Register
Preservation at the Local Level