At its narrowest sense, historic preservation is the act of saving an old building. At its broadest dimension, the field seeks to examine the built environment of the past to provide us with a context for creating a more sustainable future. The minor introduces students to basic principles and techniques of historic preservation. It provides historical and academic background to understand major architectural styles and their connection with cultural history from the time of their development. Staunton’s sophisticated and successful historic preservation movement provides a good laboratory setting.
Historic Preservation is available as a minor.
The entire object of true education, is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.John Ruskin