Preservation Summer School

Conference Sessions

See what we have to offer

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.)

Back to all sessions

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.
Lindsay Houpt-Varner, Cumberland Co. Historical Society; Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul Project Coordinator
Alice Trowbridge, Heart of Williamsport Project Coordinator
Allen Dietrich Ward, Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board