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 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Dickinson Archives and Special Collections. See artifacts from the Carlisle Indian School, plus special displays that supplement the session
"Documenting the Recent Past with Community-Based Public History Projects" 

Dickinson College, Waidner-Spahr Library, 333 W. High Street

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Odd Fellows Hall. Rarely open to the public, visit this "secret space" and help envision a new future for it.

31 W. High Street (near the entrance to the History on High shop)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Bus Tour: Carlisle Indian School (MUST REGISTER BY MAY 31, [Free] Background checks required; paperwork will be sent May 31)

Meet at CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Bus Tour: Preservation Case Studies in the Cumberland Valley

Presented by the South Mountain Partnership – This tour provides opportunities to learn from cultural and historic preservation projects in the Cumberland Valley that are benefiting from new networks and partnerships with other organizations. Stops will demonstrate innovative preservation actions in the region that are helping to retain our link to heritage and improve our quality of life, such as the property that influenced the prolific conservationists and writers John, Frank, and Jean Craighead and the historic AME Church where the Greater Carlisle Project Heart & Soul’s approach to storytelling has led to several heritage preservation results.  Information will demonstrate how groups can accomplish their goals by creating partnerships with citizens, businesses, not-for-profits, academic institutions, and local and state government to preserve and promote these significant resources, which is critical to sustaining the quality of life, sense of place, and economic vibrancy of a region’s citizens and communities.

Meet at CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

History Highlights: Walking Tour of Downtown Carlisle

Meet at CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Carlisle and the Civil War: "House Divided" Workshop and Walking Tour (GROUP 1)

Meet at CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Carlisle and the Civil War: "House Divided" Workshop and Walking Tour (GROUP 2)

Meet at CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

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

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

Sponsored by Gina M. Douty, Historic Preservation Consulting, LLC

Meet at CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

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

Carlisle Theatre, 40 W. High Street
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

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

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 2nd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

African American Cemetery Conservation: Preserving Hallowed Ground

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

Barns - Storehouses of History

Carlisle Theatre, 40 W. High Street 

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Carlisle Community Conversation About Preservation. A free public event to give back to our host community. Members of the public may register by clicking here.

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

THURSDAY, JUNE 15 

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Section 106 Consultation in Transportation Projects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

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

Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W. Louther Street

Community Murals and Revitalization

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

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

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

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

Telling Difficult Stories 

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

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

Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W. Louther Street

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

SHPO Guidelines Training

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

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

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

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

Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W. Louther Street

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Pennsylvania Byways and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside  

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

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

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

Documenting the Recent Past with Community Based Public History Projects

Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W. Louther Street

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

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

To Conserve and Sustain: Emerging Archaeology on DCNR Lands

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

Chester County:  Grassroots Local and Regional Preservation Success Stories

Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W. Louther Street

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

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

Denny Hall, 199 W. High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear

Memorial Park: Lost but not Totally Forgotten 

Todd Hall, CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street

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

Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W. Louther Street


Hosted by: 

PHMC
A. Roy Smith
Thank you, Janet Klein
AD Marble
PennDOT

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