The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announces that the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 23.
The “Preservation Day” event for the general public, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature interpreters using artifacts to demonstrate preservation efforts within the Capitol, a tour of the Brumidi Corridors, and a talk on a 19th century congressionally funded expedition to preserve historic plants. Speakers will include Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers (10 a.m.), followed by ACHP Expert Member and former Director of the National Park Service Robert G. Stanton (10:15 a.m.). The ACHP will have a presence next to a display featuring the National Historic Preservation Act. Learn more online here.