Kentucky Heritage Council
Proposals for educational sessions, gallery presentations sought for 2012 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Proposals for educational sessions and gallery presentations in a multimedia format are invited for the 2012 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference, planned Sept. 20-22 in the Western Kentucky Lakes Region and host communities of Princeton, Dawson Springs and Eddyville/Kuttawa. This year’s theme is Our Towns: Partnering Regionally, Preserving Locally.
The biennial conference will feature educational and hands-on training sessions on a variety of topics to assist participants in preserving historic buildings and sites in their communities, and provide opportunities for people from many different perspectives to interact and learn from each other. The conference is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office and Preservation Kentucky Inc., with presenting sponsors the city of Princeton, Princeton Main Street/Renaissance on Main, Princeton Tourism Commission, Lyon County Tourism, and the Dawson Springs Main Street and Preservation Program, with assistance from many other local organizations.
To assist with engaging potential participants, the planning committee is seeking proposals for educational sessions, including ideas for dynamic, cutting-edge, thought-provoking, challenging, new, different and entertaining ideas for speakers and presentations. Proposals are also being solicited for the Preservation Gallery, which will showcase display boards or laptop multimedia presentations about projects and historic sites in a public venue.
Educational sessions may cover many relevant topics addressing issues, successes or case studies related to any number of themes including projects, preservation partnerships, economic development, local planning and zoning, sustainability, energy efficiency, rural heritage, military sites preservation, African American heritage, Native American heritage, heritage tourism or archaeology. Preservation Gallery proposals should highlight preservation projects or historic sites, new techniques or products, or present information about other topics that may be of interest to conference participants.
Presenters selected for educational sessions will receive a complimentary registration for the day of their presentation plus a discounted rate to attend all three days. Individuals or organizations selected to present in the Preservation Gallery will be required to register and bring their finished display board and easel, or laptop presentation, with them on arrival Sept. 20. Times will also be scheduled for Preservation Gallery presenters to be available to answer questions and discuss their work with conference participants.
Proposals must be received in the Heritage Council office no later than close of business Friday, April 13. For proposal forms with submittal instructions, visit www.kypreservationconference.org.
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An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of prehistoric resources and historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens. This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life. www.heritage.ky.gov
Preservation Kentucky is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Kentucky's historic and prehistoric places through education and advocacy. Preservation Kentucky is the state partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and local nonprofit preservation organizations. Preservation Kentucky is committed to preserving vestiges of all Kentuckians' past – from shotgun houses in Louisville to African American rural communities across the state to roadside architecture, such as the Parkette Drive-In in Lexington, to important prehistoric archeological sites. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. www.preservationkentucky.org