Conference Schedule

The 2017 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage will take place Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16.

Wednesday, Preservation Pennsylvania’s Annual Meeting invites all members to attend a luncheon (separate registration/RSVP required). The Plenary session will be held from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. with sessions and a community event to follow. Our plenary speaker will discuss the Orton Family Community Heart & Soul® project, which "reconnects people with what they love most about their town and translates those personal and emotional connections into a blueprint that serves as the foundation for future community decisions. It's a barn-raising approach to community planning and development designed to increase participation in local decision-making and empower residents to shape the future of their communities in a way that upholds the unique character of each place."

On Thursday, a full day of sessions will inspire and enhance your preservation practice.  "A Night at the Museum" reception will take place at the Cumberland County Historical Society from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Friday offers a morning of sessions with the conference concluding at 12:30 p.m.

Join Us in Carlisle!

Registration is required for the conference. Early Bird Registration ends on May 1.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14            

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Bus Tour: Carlisle Indian School (MUST REGISTER BY MAY 31, Background Checks Required)

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Bus Tour: Preservation Case Studies in the Cumberland Valley

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.History Highlights: Walking Tour of Downtown Carlisle
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Carlisle and the Civil War: "House Divided" Workshop and Walking Tour (GROUP 1)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Carlisle and the Civil War: "House Divided" Workshop and Walking Tour (GROUP 2)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 noon

What's 'INN' Again? New Life for the 1803 Charles McManus Tavern

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Preservation PA Annual Meeting and Luncheon (Separate registration required)

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Plenary: Heart and Soul Preservation in Practice

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Preservation and Preparedness: Identifying and Surveying Flood-Vulnerable Historic Resources

African American Cemetery Conservation: Preserving Hallowed Ground

Barns - Storehouses of History 

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Community Event
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Transportation Community Public Involvement Case Examples

The Key to Emergency Preparedness in the Keystone State: The Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network

Community Murals and Revitalization

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Help Us Help You! Community and Public Involvement, Transportation and Preservation

Telling Difficult Stories 

Chambersburg Central Junior High School - Community Engaged Adaptive Re-Use

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

SHPO Guidelines Training

PA Conservation Heritage Project and Opportunities to Inspire Conservation Leadership and Stewardship

Preservation Generation: How Young Preservation Organizations are Training Tomorrow’s Preservationists

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Pennsylvania Byways and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside  

Getting the Public Involved: Down and Dirty Hands-on Programs

Documenting the Recent Past with Community Based Public History Projects

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception "A Night at the Museum"             
FRIDAY, JUNE 16             

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Rebuilding History with Photogrammetry

To Conserve and Sustain: Emerging Archaeology on DCNR Lands

Chester County:  Grassroots Local and Regional Preservation Success Stories

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sustainable Neighborhood Public Outreach Program (Obligation-Commitment-Engagement-Involvement-Immersion): I-95 GIR Archaeological Investigations

Memorial Park: Lost but not Totally Forgotten 

Pennsylvania Modern: Post World War II Single-Family Residential Architecture 


Hosted by: 

A. Roy Smith

Preservation Pennsylvania  |  257 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101  |  tel 717.234.2310  |  fax 717.234.25