Preserve Minnesota 2014 - Historic Preservation Conference
34th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
2014 Preservation Conference to be part of the AALHS Annual Meeting in Saint Paul, MN - September 17-20, 2014.
Mark your calendars now for Preserve Minnesota, the 34th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, to be held September 17-20, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on St. Paul's Riverfront. Watch for a brochure about the conference to be mailed later this spring.
The two-day conference is designed for people new to historic preservation, local history advocates and preservation professionals. The largest annual gathering of the Minnesota preservation community, this conference features multiple tracks of educational sessions, mobile workshops and tours that address a range of current issues.
From exploring how communication strategies support advocacy, to dealing with building codes in historic buildings, to tackling "white elephants" through community activism, the sessions explore issues and trends relevant to the preservation community.
Schedule and events are still a work in progress. Please check back as this page will be updated frequently as more information is known.
2012: Fergus Falls
2010: Winona: A Time to Celebrate!
2009: Chaska: Preserving History, Conserving Energy (PDF)
2008: Northfield: Main Street and Beyond (PDF)
2007: St. Paul: National Preservation Conference
2006: Red Wing, "Past Meets Future: Preservation for the 21st Century" (PDF)
2005: Duluth, "Grassroots Preservation: Strengthening Community Begins Locally" (PDF)
2004: St. Cloud, "Improving Community Life with Historic Preservation" (PDF)
2003: New Ulm, "The Economics of Historic Preservation: Making it Work in Hard Times"