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Exhibit on local historic preservation to mark 2nd anniversary of Waterworks Museum

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  March 20, 2013 01:04 PM

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The debut of a year-long exhibit about the history of preserving buildings and sites around New England will be held at the Waterworks Museum to celebrate the second anniversary of the re-use of that preserved space.

“The Preservation Movement Then and Now” will debut April 10 during a public opening and lecture event from 7 to 9 p.m. in the museum’s Overlook Gallery.

Historic New England, a preservation organization, developed the panel exhibit that traces the history of the region’s preservation movement, examining how it evolved to include saving buildings of architectural interest and those associated with historic people and events.

The Waterworks Museum created an additional panel for the exhibit that focuses on the preservation of the space it houses, the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station, and the development of that site into the museum, which opened on March 27, 2011.

The exhibit’s debut April 10 will simultaneously mark the museum’s second anniversary, albeit a several days belated.

At the opening event, Lorna Condon, senior curator for library and archives at the Historic New England preservation organization, will present “William Sumner Appleton: A Life in Preservation.”

The exhibit will remain installed through March 31, 2014.

The museum is located at 2450 Beacon St. near where Brookline, Newton and the Boston neighborhood of Brighton converge. For more information, visit www.waterworksmuseum.org.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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