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Brent D. Glass to Discuss Adaptive Reuse of the Presidio at Heurich House Museum
The Heurich House Museum and US/ICOMOS’s Heritage without Borders preservation series continues with Post to Park: The Transformation of the Presidio, a lecture by Dr. Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The lecture will be held on Friday, November 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Heurich House Museum.
The Presidio in San Francisco is a place of historical significance for many peoples—a homeland for Ohlone Indians, a Spanish fort, a Mexican garrison, and most recently, a command post for the US Army. In 1996, Congress created the Presidio Trust to preserve the site’s resources and administer the over 700 buildings located on the grounds. Since then, the Trust has transformed the 1500-acre military site into a beautiful, self-sustaining park and active community. Dr. Glass will describe how the Trust and its partners have made this transformation possible.
Light refreshments will be served.
BRENT D. GLASS is Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the world’s largest museum devoted to telling the story of America. A national leader in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of history, Glass is a public historian who pioneered influential oral history and material culture studies, an author, television presence and international speaker on public memory and museum management.
As director of the National Museum of American History from 2002 to 2011, Glass led a two-year, $87 million renovation and development of 20 new exhibitions including a new gallery for the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem, new public programs and theater performances.
Glass is an active member of and consultant to the diplomatic, cultural, and academic communities. For ten years, he was a member of the Flight 93 Memorial Advisory Commission. He travels frequently as a featured speaker and participant in U.S. State Department cultural diplomacy programs and currently serves as a consultant and advisor to cultural and educational organizations including The Presidio in San Francisco, the DeVos Institute at The Kennedy Center in Washington, and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Before joining the Smithsonian, Glass served from 1987-2002 as executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, managing the largest and most comprehensive state history program in the country. Glass earned his doctorate in history from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in American Studies from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College.
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The Heurich House Museum and US/ICOMOS
The Heurich House Museum is the steward of Christian Heurich's legacy, connecting the story of his family, mansion, and brewery to the community with authenticity and innovation.The mansion was built from 1892-4 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945).Recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. It is a privately funded 501(c)(3) organization.
US/ICOMOS fosters heritage conservation and historic preservation at the national and international levels through education and training, international exchanges of people and information, technical assistance, documentation, advocacy and other activities consistent with the goals of ICOMOS and through collaboration with other organizations. US/ICOMOS is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization with 501(c)(3) status.