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. 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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Heritage Areas: 30 Years of Planning for Success

Heritage Areas are large lived-in landscapes with a concentration of important historic, cultural and natural resources. The designation was envisioned as a new kind of national park that merged recreation, heritage conservation, and economic development. Drawing on lessons learned over three decades, take a deep dive into tactics for effective strategic planning, public engagement methodologies and how to incorporate large landscape initiatives into community and economic development initiatives.
Jane Sheffield, Allegheny Ridge Corporation
Diane Kripas, DCNR
Olga Herbert, Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Elaine Schaefer, Schuylkill River Greenways, NHA