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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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

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Gina M. Douty
Landmarks SGA LLC