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Walking The Halls...(and NOT Shaking Hands)

Walking The Halls & Not Shaking Hands...

National Preservation Advocacy Day in Washington DC

On March 9, Jim Igoe and Erin Kelly traveled to Washington, D.C. for National Preservation Advocacy Week, an annual gathering of preservationists to advocate for legislation, programs and support from our respective delegations. This trip has been made many times before (a little birdie told us that this was Jim’s 37th year advocating on Capitol Hill, not all of them with PM though) but what we did not realize was how unprecedented this year would be and how fast things would change between our arrival and our departure that Friday.

Along with colleagues from MacRostie Historic Advisors and the Boston Preservation Alliance we met with 10 Congressional offices directly (