Saturday, October 6, 2007

No Mo Wobegon?

Minnesota Public Radio
October 5, 2007, | 12:00 p.m.
Garrison Keillor, the host of the public radio program A Prairie Home Companion, gave the keynote address at the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference.

Keillor said historic preservation is important not only for the beautification of our cities, but also for the health of our communities.

You can listen here.

We have a moral duty to preserve the grandeur and beauty and exuberance of the past. ... We are obliged to fight back ... it is our duty. It is our way of proving that we have eyes, we have a brain, and that we live here and we care what it looks like, even if the people making the decisions do not.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Mr. Prairie Home has a very good point... it's astounding the impact that architecture can have on a community, on the livability of a place, and in turn how that sense of place can affect those growing up and/or old in it. I've never been to Raleigh, but I know it's not alone in fighting the urban sprawl that can destroy communities. There are resources out there, such as Main Street programs that I hope you'll take advantage of. Good luck!