Preservation Summer School

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Thank you for joining us in Chambersburg

The Statewide Conference on Heritage is Pennsylvania's premiere preservation and CRM conference. This year’s theme is Preservation Summer School, which we'll be hosting on the campus of Wilson College in Chambersburg. Enjoy tours, open houses, and informative, inspiring sessions and networking events that offer time to solidify new professional connections and catch up with colleagues from across the state.

Please note: Registrations are not refundable but may be transferred to another individual. For assistance, please contact Julia Chain at jchain@preservationpa.org

This year we'll also celebrate the best and the brightest preservationists from all across the Commonwealth at the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards on Wednesday, June 19.

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Please note: Registrations are not refundable but may be transferred to another individual. For assistance, please contact Julia Chain at jchain@preservationpa.org

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Fostering Pride of Place Through Community Heart & Soul

Looking for a model to tap into the power of community pride and local history? Learn more about the Community Heart & Soul program. Representatives from Williamsport and Carlisle will describe how each town promoted citizen-engaged planning to foster preservation initiatives, followed by some hands-on experience with the Heart & Soul engagement process. Developed by the Orton Family Foundation and implemented throughout Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Community Heart & Soul utilizes storytelling to engage residents in the planning process.
Speakers:
Lindsay Houpt-Varner, Cumberland Co. Historical Society; Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul Project Coordinator
Alice Trowbridge, Heart of Williamsport Project Coordinator
Allen Dieterich-Ward, Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board

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Fostering Pride of Place Through Community Heart & Soul

Looking for a model to tap into the power of community pride and local history? Learn more about the Community Heart & Soul program. Representatives from Williamsport and Carlisle will describe how each town promoted citizen-engaged planning to foster preservation initiatives, followed by some hands-on experience with the Heart & Soul engagement process. Developed by the Orton Family Foundation and implemented throughout Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Community Heart & Soul utilizes storytelling to engage residents in the planning process.
Speakers:
Lindsay Houpt-Varner, Cumberland Co. Historical Society; Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul Project Coordinator
Alice Trowbridge, Heart of Williamsport Project Coordinator
Allen Dieterich-Ward, Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board

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Fostering Pride of Place Through Community Heart & Soul

Looking for a model to tap into the power of community pride and local history? Learn more about the Community Heart & Soul program. Representatives from Williamsport and Carlisle will describe how each town promoted citizen-engaged planning to foster preservation initiatives, followed by some hands-on experience with the Heart & Soul engagement process. Developed by the Orton Family Foundation and implemented throughout Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Community Heart & Soul utilizes storytelling to engage residents in the planning process.
Speakers:
Lindsay Houpt-Varner, Cumberland Co. Historical Society; Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul Project Coordinator
Alice Trowbridge, Heart of Williamsport Project Coordinator
Allen Dieterich-Ward, Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board

Discover and Enjoy

 

Come to Chambersburg and explore issues related to historic preservation, architectural conservation, downtown revitalization, community planning and more. Franklin County will be our living laboratory for tours, workshops, and educational sessions. Come to the 2017 conference and discover the many layers of Chambersburg's history.

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We'll be featuring advance information about the conference, from speakers and special events to history highlights from Wilson College's 150 years and adventures in Chambersburg. Check in and check it out!

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Sessions

 

This year's conference sessions are inspired by Pennsylvania's historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionhappenshere. Our Barn Symposium celebrates the commonwealth's agricultural heritage with a series of sessions that go in-depth on topics related to barn and farmland preservation. Look for icons to follow a certain path (CRM, Model, Tool, Barn), or simply choose the sessions that interest you.

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Register at our Regfox page. A 10% discount is available for PresPA members or groups of 3 or more registrants. Full time students may reach out for additional discounts and scholarships. Please email jchain@preservationpa.org.

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