Preservation Summer School

Conference Sessions

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. If you have a particular passion, select a track and select sessions with the appropriate icon. Want an at-a-glance session schedule for reference? Click here to download and print. (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation with your schedule.)

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How to Save Barns, Farms and Rural Heritage : A Panel Discussion

What are the key threats to historic barns and farm structures and what's the best way to avoid them? What are preservation priorities in an agricultural context? Where do I find funding? When is a structure beyond rehabilitation? How do I preserve the landscape as open space? Experts from the State Historic Preservation Office and organizations involved in land conservation, barn preservation and cultural heritage will provide helpful insights to the challenges specific to agricultural preservation and conservation, offering useful ideas, free tools and available resources. Learn about preserving a local "sense of place"and how to get involved in local, county, and state planning for historic and agricultural districts.
David R. Maher, PA SHPO
David Maclay, Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Barn Preservation Program
Katie Hess, South Mountain Partnership
Patrick Donmoyer, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown
Jeffrey Marshall, Heritage Conservancy
Michael Cuba, Timber Framers Guild
Dianna Clemens-Heim, Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of PA, Moderator