Beginning December 20, at Federal Hall the National Park Service along with the McAneny family presents a series of talks and exhibition honoring George McAneny, around his 150th birthday.
Talks feature New York Times journalist and author Sam Roberts, historian and guide Lucie Levine, and urbanist and preservationist Adrian Untermyer. Get event details here.
McAneny was New York’s leading advocate for planning and preservation in the early 20th century. A former president of the regional Plan Association, he helped to create the National Trust for Historic Preservation. McAneny was also a Manhattan Borough President and his efforts lead to the preservation of sites such as Federal Hall, Castle Clinton, the Battery and New York City Hall.