The Statewide Conference on Heritage is Pennsylvania's premiere preservation and transportation conference. This three-day conference includes a plenary session at 8:30 am, followed by three sets of sessions in three different specialty tracks of interest to preservation professionals and community activists. The first-ever Symposium on Flooding and Pennsylvania's Historic River Towns was held Wednesday, as well as two training sessions from the State Historic Preservation Office. Various evening networking events offer time to solidify new professional connections made during the day and catch up with colleagues from across the state. This year's conference was held in historic Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Many thanks to our sponsors, conference attendees, and to downtown Lewisburg (including the staff at the Campus Theatre, Bucknell University and Elizabeth's Bistro) for a successful conference!
The slide presentations for each conference session are now available for download on the "Presentations" page.
We'll be sending out a link to a conference evaluation form and would very much appreciate your feedback.
We're using downtown Lewisburg as our living laboratory to explore issues related to historic preservation, architectural conservation, disaster mitigation, and downtown revitalization. Support the local legacy businesses. Browse the downtown galleries and enjoy a selection of art curated just for us! Download the walking tour brochure and explore National Register-listed historic districts. Welcome to Lewisburg!
Monday is Preservation Pennsylvania's Annual Meeting luncheon, walking tours, movie night and more. On Tuesday, choose among a schedule of informative sessions and enjoy a networking reception at the Campus Theatre. On Wednesday, there will be two special sessions from the PA SHPO (on CRGIS and Pennsylvania's updated archaeological guidelines), plus the Symposium on Flooding and Pennsylvania's Historic River Towns.
The conference features nine different sessions on Tuesday. They are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation.