Conference addresses preserving historic resources

From Staff Reports

   Historic preservation is more than just a pretty face. It's not just about gorgeous old homes.
   The Tennessee Preservation Trust, the state's non-profit preservation organization, will address steps to identifying, protecting, reusing and preserving the state's diverse historic resources at its annual preservation conference April 28-30 in Jonesborough and Johnson City. The conference theme is "Preservation: More than Just Another Pretty Face."
   Topics include preservation economics, historic trails and roads, urban preservation, grants, heritage education, investment tax credits, Civil War heritage preservation and non-profit partnerships.
   Featured speakers include representatives from South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Tennessee Department of Transportation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Tennessee Historical Commission. The meeting is an educational and networking opportunity for community leaders, volunteers, government officials, heritage and preservation organizations, architects, engineers, planners, building owners, historians, architectural historians and other interested persons.
   Full conference registration includes Sunday evening's reception, Monday luncheon, Monday evening reception and educational sessions. The cost is $55 for Tennessee Preservation Trust members and $75 for non-members, with special rates available for full-time students.
   For more information about the conference, e-mail the TPT conference committee at conference@tennesseepreservationtrust.org or visit the TPT website at www.tennesseepreservationtrust.org.