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Preserving and Celebrating African American Historic Places

  • Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ, 217 Dixwell Avenue New Haven, CT (map)
Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

As the Preservation Trust expands its commitment to highlighting and preserving under-served historic neighborhoods with a rich architectural heritage, we invite you to join us for a lecture by Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, Harvard Loeb Fellow, and the author of Preserving African American Historic Places.

His talk will take place in the distinctive Modernist building of the Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ. Founded in 1820, Dixwell Congregational is the oldest African American UCC church in the world. The Church serves a thriving congregation that actively seeks to preserve both the building and its cultural importance for New Haven.

5:30 p.m.
Reception

6:15 p.m.
Lecture

FREE and open to the public.

 

This program is sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.