An Evening With
“Why Old Places Matter” 

 Author Thompson M. Mayes

2PM  |  OCT. 2, 2022  |  FREE


Join us as we talk with Author Thompson M. Mayes about his book “Why Old Places Matter” on October 2nd at 2PM.

This special program is in grateful partnership with the Isle of Wight Historical Society.

About The Book

As described by the publisher Rowman & Littlefield, “The book explores these deep attachments people have with old places –
the feelings of belonging, continuity, stability, identity and memory, as well as the more traditional reasons that old places have been deemed by society to be important, such as history, national identity, and architecture.

Meet The Author

“In 2013 Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was selected as a winner of the Rome Prize, which is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence. A lifelong preservationist, Mayes is the principal lawyer for legal matters relating to the National Trust’s 27 historic sites and for historic property real estate transactions, and has expertise in architectural and technical preservation issues, collections management, preservation easements, the Americans with Disabilities Act and historic shipwrecks.” (Source: SavingPlaces.org)


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