Statewide Preservation Conference
Friday, April 17, 2015
Keeping our Place: New Realities for Historic Preservation in New Hampshire
Amid new trends in population, the economy, housing, transportation, and climate, this statewide gathering will raise awareness of the ways that New Hampshire is changing and what these changes mean for the preservation and protection of our historic buildings and community character.
Through workshops, lectures, tours, and more, participants will learn from experts and see examples of how communities and organizations can leverage their historic assets to strengthen local economies, promote social interaction, and build a more resilient future. Specific topics will include collaborations with conservation, agriculture and planning efforts; challenges and opportunities in historic downtowns; and new models for both municipalities and non-profits to manage and protect historic properties.
Reception to follow the conference from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Generous sponsors to date include Bedard Preservation and Restoration, Ian Blackman, LLC Restoration and Preservation, Merrimack County Savings Bank, N.H. Historical Society, ReVision Energy, and Fifield Building Relocation and Restoration, Elizabeth Durfee Hengen Preservation Consultant, Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc., N.H. Community Development Finance Authority, and Samyn-D’Elia Architects, PA, and BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC and Warrenstreet Architects, Inc.
Organizational Sponsors include AIA New Hampshire, Intown Concord, Historic New England, National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Bureau of Historic Sites, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, New Hampshire Historical Society, N.H. Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, New Hampshire Municipal Association, New Hampshire Vibrant Communities, Plan New Hampshire, Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies, and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.