Preserving the Character of Connecticut

May 24, 2011

May is “Preservation Month” in Connecticut - and preservationists just celebrated a six-year milestone.

The wide-ranging Community Investment Act was signed into state law in 2005.  It increases investment in the areas that preservationists have shown the most concern about - open space, farmland preservation, historic preservation and affordable housing.

Today, where we live, we’ll look at efforts to preserve and maintain our historical heritage in architecture and agriculture.  Senate President Don Williams, who supports the measure, will join us - and our guests will make the case for why they think historic preservation could mean money and jobs for the state.

But there’s something else to consider - in our rush to preserve to we pass over a chance to innovate?   To make change for the better?