Rather than fight a lawsuit from the governing board of the Virginia house and gardens known as Oatlands, the revamped management team of the National Trust for Historic Preservation should pick up the phone to make amends.
An out-of-court accommodation serves everybody’s interest better than a protracted, nasty court battle.
The National Trust has been under fire for the embrace of racially obsessed wokeness in general and most prominently for what amounted to a hostile takeover of the contractually independent board of constitutional founder James Madison’s Montpelier estate. In the wake of the Montpelier turmoil and the Feb. 2 lawsuit by the Oatlands board, National Trust President and CEO Paul Edmondson left his post earlier than a number of close observers expected. (No direct cause and effect have been established.) National Trust Board of Trustees Chairman Jay Clemens stepped down from the board to take the day-to-day reins as interim president and CEO. … …
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