Besides being an election year, 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by then President Lyndon B. Johnson. In this election cycle, many important, and some not so important, issues have come up, but very little has been said about Historic Preservation. Of course we’re not surprised, our country has been grappling with some very big matters. But as preservationists, we still want to cast our vote for someone who will support our efforts or, at the very least, not thwart them.
In his Huffington Post piece, In a Historic Election, Where Do the Candidates Stand on Protecting America’s Heritage? author Greg Werkheiser, delves into the historically close connection between POTUS and preservation. He also takes a look at the track record of each of the top candidates and what that could mean for America’s historic placeswere they elected. Some of his findings might surprise you.