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Are We There Yet? Preservation of Roadside Architecture & Attractions

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Tulsa City-County Library

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400 Civic Center

Tulsa, OK 74103

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The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) will host a three-day symposium on the preservation of roadside architecture and attractions that are uniquely American. The symposium will focus on the preservation of these buildings and features that catered to tourists who traveled America roads during the 1920s-1970s.

This symposium will bring together architects, engineers, landscape architects, site managers, conservators, facility managers, and other cultural resource professionals to discuss issues related to the preservation of roadside features, such as:

  • Unusual and oversized structures and sculptures

  • Roadside attractions and themed parks

  • Unique restaurants and gas stations

  • Iconic roadside motels

  • Neon signs

The symposium is organized by NCPTT, the Friends of NCPTT and the NPS Route 66 Corridor Program.

The conference will include more than twenty invited and solicited papers, posters, and a half day tour exploring local roadside attractions and issues related to their preservation.

The symposium will include an opening reception and a half day tour as part of the registration. There will also be an optional ticketed night-time tour of Tulsa’s restored neon signs.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis

A storyteller who likes nothing better than transporting audiences across time and space, Michael has published nineteen books, including the award winning Route 66: The Mother Road, the book credited with sparking the resurgence of interest in the highway. He also wrote The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times to the Golden Gate. Michael’s latest book is the critically acclaimed best-seller The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny — was published in June 2017.

A best-selling author and award-winning reporter, Michael is a historian and biographer of the American West who also has gained international notoriety as a speaker and voice talent. In 2006 Michael’s distinctive voice was heard in CARS, an animated feature film from Pixar Studios. Michael also is featured in CARS 2, and CARS 3. Michael is a co-founder of the non-profit preservation organization the Route 66 Alliance, and remains an advocate for all historic roads and trails.

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Since workshops and symposia fill quickly, please sign up as early as possible. If you need to withdraw from an event, you must inform us in writing via email or fax. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to an event will be fully refunded less a $30 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the event, so please take this into account when you sign up for the symposium.

In the unlikely event that NCPTT must cancel an event, you may choose to receive a full refund of the registration fee or a credit for a future NCPTT event.

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Tulsa City-County Library

Central Library

400 Civic Center

Tulsa, OK 74103

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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