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2010 Kentucky State Historic Preservation Conference

Preservation Works!

October 21-23, 2010
NEW! Click here to register online

Preservation Works! is the 2010 Kentucky State Historic Preservation Conference theme, a biennial event which this year will be presented in Frankfort in conjunction with the 14th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW), hosted by the Preservation Trades Network (PTN). 

2010 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference brochure coverThe state conference will focus, literally, on "nuts and bolts" education and preservation basics.  In addition to demonstrations and workshops, sessions will address practical preservation of interest to professionals, such as planners and architects, and to owners of historic buildings who want to learn more about how to rehabilitate and maintain a historic property, list it in the National Register of Historic Places and take advantage of tax incentives, and to craftsmen and others interested in learning more about preservation trades and traditional building methods.
Registration is $155 for all three days.  The conference rate for students, elected officials and single-day participation is $75.  Click here for complete program and registration information [PDF - 1012KB]
Co-sponsors Preservation Kentucky, Inc. and the Kentucky Heritage Council have worked hard to make this a great event with keynote presentations, educational sessions and workshops, a reception, optional tour and a Preservation Trade Show featuring preservation experts and vendors and special presentations throughout the day.  And because both headquarters are located in Frankfort, participants will have the opportunity to tour these offices, learn more about agency services and meet one-on-one with staff outside of conference venues.
Plus, individuals who register for the 2010 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference will get added value from the opportunity to learn from the tradespeople and craftsmen participating in IPTW 2010.
The state conference goal is to celebrate successes and share information about approaches, techniques and programs that will inspire and assist participants in preserving Kentucky's historic buildings and cultural resources.  Sessions will be presented in venues around downtown Frankfort.  This is your opportunity to meet and network with fellow preservation advocates and preservation professionals, Main Street staff and board members, Certified Local Government representatives, local officials and rehabilitation experts.
House Bill 55, KRS 147A, requires continuing education for each planning professional, planning commissioner, board of adjustment member, zoning official, and other planning staff and board members, and continuing education credits have been approved by the American Planning Association (APA).  Four sessions will offer 1.25 CM (certification maintenance) credits each for a total of 5, but other sessions may be used toward this requirement with approval from the participant’s planning commission.  City officials may earn up to four credit hours from the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC); for information, contact KLC's Leadership Education Administrator, Rebecca Morton, at 800-876-4552.  The Department for Local Government is offering 9.5 hours through the County Officials Training Incentive Program.  American Institute of Architects (AIA) CES LUs are being offered through the cooperation of Central Kentucky Chapter of the AIA.  Credits are also being pursued through the Kentucky Association of Realtors.  Check back often for updates.
Preservation Works!
   A Salute to the Building Trades
The 2010 state conference theme pays tribute to the IPTW co-conference and highlights the work of traditional trades craftsmen such as brick masons, carpenters, timber framers, plasterers, brick makers, painters, blacksmiths, and slate, metal and wood shingle roofers.  The conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent on the work of skilled craftsmen in all of the traditional building trades who preserve, maintain and restore historic buildings.IPTW conference logo 
IPTW 2010 will provide unique opportunities for preservation tradespeople, architects, preservation organization members, historic property stewards, state and local government employees, students and homeowners to gain understanding of the preservation trades, and create exchanges between preservation professionals and the public through interactive demonstrations, learning sessions and one-on-one discussions.
The 14th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop is the only annual event in North America that brings together the foremost practitioners of the traditional trades in a single venue dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of all of the trades employed in the preservation and conservation of the built environment. 
Registration for this conference is separate from the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Conference.  For information, visit
More about IPTW 2010
After the success of the 2009 Preservation Rendezvous in Frankfort, the Preservation Trades Network decided to return to host the International Preservation Trades Workshop in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission, and the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites.  Activities will take place at the main event venue, the Frankfort Convention Center, as well as Capitol Plaza Hotel, which will be the site of the annual Askins Achievement Award Reception and PTN Live Auction.
The IPTW and Kentucky State Historic Preservation Conference are separate events and participants must register for each individually.  However,individuals who register for the full Kentucky State Historic Preservation Conference will have the opportunity to spend Saturday, October 23 observing hands-on preservation trades demonstrations at the convention center with IPTW presenters with no separate IPTW registration required.  Anyone who wishes to attend that day only must pay a single-day registration fee of $75.
Pre-IPTW Workshops
Separate registration is also required for two workshops preceding IPTW 2010:
Jonathan Appell will teach a Gravestone Preservation Workshop at historic Frankfort Cemetery October 19-20.  Participants may register for one or both days of hands-on interactive conservation and repair techniques.
Historic Log Building Restoration Workshop will take place October 13-20 at Cove Spring Park and focus on the process of authentically restoring and reconstructing a circa 1825 log meat house, which was documented and deconstructed during the 2009 Preservation Rendezvous.  Work will again be led by Jim Houston and Rudy Christian.
Attendees for these workshops will have the option of free rustic camping at Cove Spring Park or taking advantage of discounted room rates at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.  A camp kitchen will be set up for those who want to join in on community lunches.  Learn more about these workshops or visit

Registration Information

Registration remains a bargain at $125 for three days or $75 for one day. So hurry and register now – and see you in October!

Early Bird Registration (through September 30): $125

Registration after September 15: $155

Student, elected official and guests: $75
(photocopy of student ID required with registration)

Single-Day Registration: $75

To register by mail, download or fill out then print the editable registration form here [Word - 59KB] and mail it to:

Kentucky Heritage Council
c/o 2010 Conference Registration

300 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

For More Information

Diane Comer 
Kentucky Heritage Council
, ext. 120

Amy Potts
Preservation Kentucky



Last Updated 9/4/2013