2009 E. Tennessee Regional Preservation Conference, Sept. 18-19, 2009

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PostSubject: 2009 E. Tennessee Regional Preservation Conference, Sept. 18-19, 2009   9/3/2009, 9:28 pm

September 18-19, 2009
2009 East Tennessee Regional Preservation Conference

KNOXVILLE,TENN. –Citizens from around the region will learn the tools and practices they need to help protect historic places that matter in September, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) is hosting the East Tennessee Regional Preservation Conference, the first since ETPA’s re-formation in January. The Conference will take place at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Fifteen speakers from four states will cover a wide range of preservation-related topics. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about historic preservation issues affecting all East Tennesseans. Attendees will also have time to tour the award-winning Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

The full conference schedule and registration information is available online at www.knoxheritage.org or by calling Knox Heritage at 865-523-8008. Early registration is encouraged due to limited capacity. Conference registration is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students. The registration fee includes all sessions, a Friday afternoon reception, coffee and snacks on Saturday morning, a boxed lunch on Saturday, conference materials, and a year membership to ETPA.
The conference’s Keynote speaker, J. Myrick Howard, has served as Executive Director of Preservation North Carolina for over thirty years, where he has developed the highly-effective Endangered Properties Program. The program has saved more than 600 endangered historic properties, generating an estimated $200 million in private investment. The National Park Service called PNC “the premier statewide preservation organization in the South – if not the nation.” Author of Buying Time for Heritage, Mr. Howard will share his secrets and inspirational stories at the conference.

Other featured speakers include Dr. Carroll Van West, Director of MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation, who will review a variety of projects around the region, from African American cemeteries to preserving the legacy of the New Deal. Amy Potts, Field Representative for the Kentucky Crossroads Rural Heritage Development Initiative (RHDI), will explain this demonstration program of the National Trust, which works in collaboration with the Preservation Kentucky to help develop and implement preservation-based economic development strategies in rural areas.

The 2009 East Tennessee Regional Preservation Conference is funded in part by a grant from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation Preservation Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Preservation field services provided by Knox Heritage are assisted by a Partners in the Field challenge grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit www.preservationnation.org.



Website: www.knoxheritage.org/node/223

Location Information
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
123 Cromwell Dr.
Townsend , TN 37882
Website: www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Contact Information
Ethiel Garlington
Email: egarlington@knoxheritage.org
Phone: 865-523-8008
Fax: 865-523-0938
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