Exhibit commemorating Nat’l Historic Preservation Act opens in Haywood County

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.- A new exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 was unveiled today in Haywood County.

The exhibit opened up Monday afternoon at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville.
The display consists of five panels that focus on the national, state, regional and local impact of the Preservation Act and efforts since its passing.

“Tennessee is a large state of course we have our historic 3 regions, but we share a broader common history and historic preservation in one way that we can recognize and celebrate that history,” said Louis Kyriakoudes, professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University.

The exhibit is the work of the Albert Gore Research Center in conjunction with the Middle Tennessee State University public history program.