[Heritage] Conference features preservation sessions
heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Mar 30 15:16:07 PDT 2012
Sessions devoted to preserving historic structures are featured in the joint Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting scheduled for April 26-28 in Salem.
Several of the sessions will take place on the conference's opening afternoon. These topics include tackling a building restoration project, seismic retrofitting for homes, and growing community support for historic preservation. These sessions will be followed by a behind-the-scenes walk of Salem's downtown historic district.
Other related conference sessions will cover restoration of historic bridges, collaborative preservation projects, and new initiatives in historic preservation.
The conference theme is "Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration." Using the fertile lands of the Willamette Valley as a backdrop, it highlights the multi-disciplinary approaches that are strengthening and expanding the capacity of heritage leaders and participants in the Northwest.
Attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from archives, records repositories, historical societies, museums, historic cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities groups, Main Street programs, the tourism industry, economic development, history buffs and professional historians, youth, and local, tribal, state and federal governments.
Additional information and conference registration is available at the conference registration system at http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/annualmeeting You are encouraged to register before April 12 to ensure that adequate meals are prepared.
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