Historic preservation, whether of landscapes or buildings, was an important development of the nineteenth century in many countries. There is, however, surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly focused. Boston University Professor Melanie Hall edited Towards World Heritage: International Origins of Preservation a collection of essays that provides a more holistic view of this movement than ever before.
Join Professor Hall for a look at an example of that movement in our collections, an 1896 tour to from Boston to Britain sponsored by The Congregationalist. This tour was also the inspiration for our local historians' recent trip to Congregational sites in England.