Preservation Advocates Gather to Plan Future
Over 150 people gathered in Manchester on April 8 to learn from preservation leaders about the major rescues and revitalizations of the last quarter century, as well as what tools are needed for success in the future. Participants called for the need to support civic leaders, communicate preservation's connection to community and economic development, and activate New Hampshire qualities of citizen responsbility and deep affection to its living landscape.
Featured speakers included New Hampshire Charitable Foundation president Richard Ober; state architectural historian James Garvin; N.H. Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Tom Burack; farmer, writer and civic leader Stephen Taylor; and Maine Preservation executive director Greg Paxton. At the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Preservation Alliance unveiled 25 milestone preservation projects of the last quarter-century.
More conference outcomes to be posted soon.
Conference was made possible with support from Public Service of New Hampshire and conference sponsors Bedard Preservation and Restoration, IBEA, Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, and The MacMillin Company, Inc. Milestone and 25th Anniversary sponsors include Samyn D’Elia Architects, PA; Fifield Building Restoration and Relocation; Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Preservation Consultant; Marshall’s Florist, Jane Beaulieu, and Vintage Kitchens. The Preservation Alliance is the statewide non-profit organization committed to the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy.