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Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference 2010

Preserve Minnesota  - A Time to Celebrate!
The 30th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Thursday & Friday, September 16-17, 2010
Winona County Historical Society, Winona, Minnesota

Come to the Winona County Historical Society for the 30th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference. Join us for the largest annual gathering of the Minnesota preservation community.

Sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. Hosted by the Winona County Historical Society, the City of Winona and the Winona Heritage Preservation Commission.

A former lumber town and island city on the Mississippi, Winona and its environs will serve as our laboratory and the Winona County Historical Society our headquarters and host. Celebrating their 75th anniversary, you’ll visit their restored 1914 Armory building and experience their brand new Laird-Norton Addition designed by Joan Soranno of Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. See how the new facility respects the history and fabric of Winona while adding to the architectural legacy of the city. Winona Riverfront 1934

Legacy, Main Street, a new State Tax Credit and more! Celebrate and learn about an unprecedented year and new tools to employ for historic preservation in Minnesota. Join historians, architects, planners, public officials, property owners, preservation commission members and citizen advocates from all across the state in Winona for this annual two-day event. You’ll come away inspired and equipped to help you make preservation succeed in your own community.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Horace F. and Esther J. Chamberlain fund for Historic Preservation to make this conference possible.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

7-9 pre-conference reception - winona national bank, 204 main street, winona
hosted by the winona county historical society

Thursday, Sept. 16

8:15-9:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15-10:15 Welcome and Opening session

Comments on Laird-Norton Addition to Winona County Historical Society by Joan Sorrano, HGA Architects

10:30-12 Concurrent sessions

-Regulating New Construction in Historic Districts
-Dealing with Threatened Buildings Through Reuse Studies
    Podcast part 1 | Podcast part 2
-Winona Junior High and High School Field Workshop
(Limited to 25, also offered on Thursday afternoon)

12-1 lunch
1:15-2:30 keynote address

Buying Time for Heritage: How to Save an Endangered Historic Property
J. Myrick Howard, President, Preservation North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina

J. Myrick Howard, President of Preservation North CarolinaMyrick Howard, President of Preservation North Carolina (PNC) for the past 32 years, will speak about how the PNC has creatively employed common real estate strategies to save more than 500 endangered historic properties from destruction. The PNC has been protecting the irreplaceable in North Carolina since 1939.

2:45-3:30 Concurrent Sessions

-Introduction to the Secretary of Interior's Rehab Standards
-Main Street is Back!
-Winona Junior High and High School Field Workshop
(Limited to 25)

3:45-5:15 Concurrent Sessions

-Financial Incentives for Successful Rehab Projects
-Design Guidelines for Small Cities
-Winona county Courthouse Field Workshop
(Limited to 25)
    Podcast Part 1
    Podcast Part 2

5:30-8:30 26th annual preservation alliance of minnesota awards ceremony and reception

Friday, Sept. 17

8-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9-10:30 Concurrent Sessions

-House History: Some Assembly Required
    Podcast Part 1
    Podcast Part 2
-Tax Credits and the Power of Money
-Windom Park Walking Tour
(Limited to 25)

10:45-12 Concurrent Sessions

-Preserving Local Landmarks with Limited Resources: A Workshop for Local Leaders
Preserving the Recent Past in Minnesota

12-1 Lunch

1-4:30 Tours

-Prairie School Buildings of Winona
-Historic Mills of the Bluff Country
-Winona's Historic Commerce