2017 Cantey Lecture- Beth Wiedower

Beth Wiedower is a preservationist with experience in the fields of community revitalization, economic development, and cultural heritage conservation. She currently serves as a Senior Field Officer and director of the Houston Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation where she is responsible for identifying and implementing the Trust’s National Treasures program in Texas and beyond, seeking nationally significant and highly threatened historic resources in need.  Since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Ms. Wiedower has been submerged in intervention work for numerous buildings caught in this disaster.  She has been working in the field of historic preservation for more than 15 years, including completing her graduate studies in the discipline at the University of South Carolina.