PRESERVATION SNAPSHOT: The Future of Historic House Museums

  • Roosevelt University, Murray-Green Library 430 South Michigan Avenue (10th Floor) Chicago, IL, 60605 United States

Landmarks Illinois president Bonnie McDonald will lead this panel discussion exploring how historic house museums can remain relevant and sustainable in the 21st century and how they contribute to the broader trends in historic preservation.  Panelists include William Tyre (Glessner House Museum), Todd Palmer (National Public Housing Museum), Lisa Dube-Scherr (Driehaus Museum), and Jennifer Scott (Jane Addams Hull-House Museum).

Preservation Snapshots

Experts in preservation - but also skilled in wit, humor and easy understanding - will present talks on a specific subject each month. Before each lecture there will be a Preservation Update, with announcements about upcoming meetings, other lectures and upcoming events related to preservation. 


No reservations required.  

This event is part of the Glessner House Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016! Join us for other 50th Anniversary programming:

SYMPOSIUM: Historic Preservation at 50

LECTURE: Preservation Pays

Glessner House at 50

Today, Glessner House is a nationally respected house museum, yet its past and future point not just to preservation but to reuse and innovation. Glessner House was saved not by starry-eyed nostalgics but by practical citizens who knew that every building must be self-sustaining. As it celebrates its 50th year, Glessner House is redefining itself within the changing mission of preservation in Chicago so that its vision, approach and vitality are relevant for a new century. Learn more about the 50th Anniversary and how you can help us realize our new vision.