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Just Released! Schedule For Preservation Conference

Just Released! Schedule for Preservation Conference

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:   9:00AM – 5:30 PM
Where: New Bedford’s Downtown Historic District

For Preservation Month, our local historic preservation conference begins at the Waypoint Event Center with following sessions located at historic host sites throughout the day. Over 20 regional and local partners responded to our call for conference speakers and we are now releasing the tentative schedule.  Admission is free and open to the public with registration required. Space is limited- sign up today!

Conference sessions include over 10 workshops, tours, and panel discussions to choose from. One track will offer resources for the historic homeowner including a toolbox for house history research, paint schemes, and plans to develop a restoration scope. The second track is designed for historic sites of public purposes and will address topics of fundraising, advocacy and review community projects in New Bedford in their various stages.

Featured guests include Keynote Speaker Brent Leggs from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, known for his work of preserving sites of African-American history. Reception speaker Tony Souza, former Executive Director of WHALE and award-winning preservationist, will conclude the program at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum at 4:30pm.

Registration is available online at Eventbrite.com or via phone with the WHALE office at (508) 997-1776.

This event has been generously sponsored by..
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