FLEMINGTON, NJ – Historian Kathleen Galop celebrates the 50th anniversary of preserving structures in America through the Historic Preservation Act with a talk called "Jacqueline Kennedy’s Historic Preservation Legacy."

The program will be held at the Historic Courthouse at 71 Main Street here on May 10 at 7:30 pm.

Little has been told about the instrumental role Jacqueline Kennedy played in creating the climate for the passage of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966. This talk offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of how “Jackie” stopped the bulldozers and set the course for preserving historic structures.

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The talk, hosted by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, is made possible through funds from the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is free and open to the public.

Currently a Fellow at the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at the Rutgers campus in Newark, Galop is an attorney with extensive experience and a national reputation in the administration of historic preservation projects for parks and structures. She has served as an advisor, lecturer, author, instructor and fundraiser.

Galop earned a B.A. degree in history from Caldwell College and a J.D. degree from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle.

If you need an accommodation or have any questions about the program, contact Carrie Fellows at 908-237-2010 or cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us. The historic courthouse is an accessible location.  For more information about the Horizons Speakers Bureau please visit http://njch.org/programs/hsb/.

The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission supports and develops programs to promote interest and participation in and understanding of local arts, culture, and historic events. Financial support for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission’s general operations and programs is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

To learn more about the commission’s programs and activities, visit its website or find the group on Facebook.