Winthrop Maine Historical Society will host Michael Goebel-Bain, the national register and survey coordinator for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13. A business meeting will follow.

Michael Goebel-Bain Contributed photo

The Winthrop resident will provide a broad overview of the national register program as it is administered in Maine. He will cover eligible property types, eligibility criteria, the process for listing a property, and the benefits and restrictions on listed properties. He will include basic information on what the commission does. National register listed properties in Winthrop will be included as examples.

The commission is an independent agency within the executive branch of state government that functions as the State Historic Preservation Office. The office administers the programs of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 in Maine, which includes the identification, evaluation, and protection of the state’s significant cultural resources.

Goebel-Bain has worked in education, construction, and preservation in Illinois, New York, and New England for the last 30 years. Practical construction experience and degrees in English and Historic Preservation have allowed him to work in the preservation field for historic house museums, preservation architects, and state preservation offices. He has been national register coordinator in Maine for five years.

The Zoom link is https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81096636540 and the meeting ID is 810 9663 6540.

For more information, email Nick Perry at [email protected].

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