Preservation Summer School

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. The Pennsylvania Barn & Farm Symposium takes place on  Thursday, June 20.

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Cultural Resource Management: Using Preservation and Conservation to Engage the Public in Preserving Historic Landscapes

One of the major concerns expressed in communities across Pennsylvania is how to manage development pressures. Learn how concern for the fate of the open spaces and historic resources in Kennett and New Garden Townships, Chester County, led a diverse array of organizations to come together and take action. Laurel Hill State Park used Student Conservation Association interns to update its National Historic Register Nomination and create a cultural resource management plan. Learn more about the benefits of the process and how it may serve as a model for preservation efforts across Pennsylvania.
Jane E. Dorchester, Architectural Historian
Abbie Kessler,The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Ashley Barry, Laurel Hill State Park
Mary Garcia, Laurel Hill State Park

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Gina M. Douty
Landmarks SGA LLC