Jim Lindberg

Jim Lindberg

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. What have we learned about the role of older buildings and neighborhoods since 1966? What is the future of historic preservation in the coming decades? Jim Lindberg will answer those questions and more when he speaks at the Durham Museum on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Lindberg leads the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab, an interdisciplinary team with expertise in energy conservation, data analysis and mapping, historic preservation, and policy. Working with diverse partners, this team strengthens the connections between sustainability and the nation’s vast inventory of older buildings and established neighborhoods. Jim has led a range of nationally recognized preservation and sustainable development projects, including the adaptive use of a former dude ranch in Rocky Mountain National Park and the green rehabilitation of a historic school in Denver.

Come learn what new research by the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab is telling us about the connections between old buildings and more sustainable cities of the future.

Lindberg’s talk is in conjunction with an exhibit entitled “Saving Places: 50 years of Preservation Success Stories.” Created in partnership with The Durham, the exhibit highlights the work of REO’s predecessor, Landmarks, Inc. in saving many of Omaha’s architectural treasures, including the Kutak Rock Building and The Rose Theater. Photographs detail “saves” from across the city.

Omaha historian Joni Fogarty will speak June 7 on the work of architect Thomas Kimball. The exhibit runs through June 12. Museum admission applies for both talks.

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