Preserve Burg and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation to Unveil 11 to Save List Next Week in St. Pete | Tampa Bay News | Tampa

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Kenwood Historic District

Amid an ever-changing state, historic properties continue to be threatened by development ideas that affect their addition to Florida history and culture.

In an effort to dignify and protect these sites, Green Bench Brewing Company is set to host an evening with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in conjunction with Preserve The ‘Burg on Thursday, January 20 at 6 p.m.

The evening’s speakers, Trust President and CEO Melissa Wyllie and Chairman of Legislative Affairs Mark Zubaly, will provide an overview of the nonprofit and discuss some of its current actions in support of preservation, such as advocating for a new historic tax credit in Florida and lobbying. funding more preservation grants.

The trust will discuss its annual “11 to save” list.

Founded in 1978, the mission of trust is to “promote the preservation and inclusive sharing of Florida’s diverse architectural, historical, and archaeological heritage.”

As the state faces preservation challenges from development and doubts about its history, leaders like Wyllie and Zubaly aim to defend, connect and educate through events like this.

In one interview 2016 with the Nashville Business Journal, Wyllie said she hopes to build “creative collaborations to preserve historic places.”

The outdoor event will cost $10 for PTB members and $20 for non-members with a drink ticket included. Face masks are encouraged.

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