2019 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage
June 19–21, 2019
Chambersburg, Franklin County
Please join us for "Preservation Summer School" as we dip into questions and concepts from the statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionHappensHere
NOW ACCEPTING session proposals for the 2019 conference. Successful proposals will provide meaningful learning opportunities and should aspire to go beyond a simple narrative or case study of a project. Conference attendees should feel they have gained a new perspective or learned a new approach. Click below for more detailed descriptions of the theme and categories for submission, plus the submission pdf.
Each conference session runs 75-minutes and should help address one of three thought-provoking questions from the state plan (more information below). Sessions may feature a single speaker or two to three speakers and a moderator. All sessions should allow time for audience participation/Q&A.
2018 Preservation Pennsylvania Workshop Series
APRIL 20 | LANCASTER
Balancing Development and Protection: Workshop for Local Government & Citizen Advocates
230 North President Avenue
8:30am - 4:30pm
Developers, planners, historic preservation advocates, all municipalities, and nonprofit organizations located in or working with Lancaster County are invited to this all-day workshop to discuss how to balance the need for development with the value of maintaining Lancaster's unique sense of place.
Free to Lancaster residents; $25 other; member discount available.
We hope you enjoyed the April workshop on Balancing Development and Protection. Here are the presentation materials.
MAY 16 | PHILADELPHIA
Investing in History: How Federal and State Tax Credits Make Historic Properties Viable
1200 Chestnut Street
8:30am - 12:30pm
PA Attorney CLEs - 3 hours substantive - credits approved
PA Real Estate CEUs - 3.5 hours - approved
The federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) was modified by 2017 tax legislation yet remains a powerful tool for preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings. Featured speaker Renee Kuhlman, from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will highlight the recent advocacy effort to save the federal tax credit and the importance of strong state credits.
Tax Credit Case Studies
Advocating for the historic tax credit
JUNE 14 | HARRISBURG
Byways to the Past: Cultural Resource Management
Keystone Building, 400 North Street
8:30am - 5:00pm
This all-day workshop is an opportunity for CRM consultants and PennDOT staff to learn about new policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and best industry practices. Opening plenary session will focus on the future of transportation in Pennsylvania. The remainder of the day will offer a two-track program for archaeologists and architectural historians. Vendor exhibition hall.
We hope you enjoyed the June workshop on cultural resource management. Here are the presentation materials.
Storytelling in the Age of Technology
Alternative Mitigation and Transportation
A Bridge to the Past: PennDOT's Historic Truss Bridge Management Plan
Future Past: Technology and Archaeology
The Pennsylvania Conference on Heritage will return in 2019. Stand by for the call for 2019 session proposals.
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