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New Hampshire Statewide Preservation Conference and Awards Celebration

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Littleton, New Hampshire

Littleton Opera House

2 Union Street

Littleton, NH 03561

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Join the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for our biennial conference, "Preserving Community Character: Critical Issues and Opportunities,” in Littleton, N.H., a historic town with one of our state's most vibrant downtowns.

The conference offers great opportunities to expand your knowledge of new preservation strategies and to network with other advocates and practitioners. Participants include members of historical societies and building committees, heritage and historic commissions, architects, contractors, planners, and investors.

Register for the Conference by May 17th to receive the $10 Early Bird discount.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Registration & Welcome

8:30-9:00: Registration
Coffee and pastries will be available.

9:00-9:30: Opening Remarks
Words of welcome and “State of the State.”

9:30-10:30: Keynote Address by Thompson M. Mayes
Thompson Mayes is vice president and senior counsel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and author of Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being. Mayes will offer insights into how to talk about the enduring meaning and value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and downtowns for individuals and communities.

SESSION I 10:30-11:45

A) Revitalizing Main Street and Downtown
How can your town jump on the downtown revitalization bandwagon? Using Lancaster as a case study, this session will explore the tools, community conversations, and partners needed to pull off what many might think is impossible.

B) Preserving and Conserving Rural Landscapes
Can preservation and conservation interests unite to identify, protect, and promote rural landscapes? This session will discuss methods—including lessons learned from the Northern Pass proposal—that can be applied to towns across the state.

C) Rising Tides and Silver Tsunamis: N.H. in 2030
What will our communities look like in ten years, and how will those changes affect historic buildings? Session will include conversations about climate change, demographic shifts, and survey data collected by Stay Work Play N.H.

LUNCH ROUNDTABLES 11:45-1:30

Grab your lunch (provided at the Opera House) and dive into conversations with facilitators and peers on special topics, including, but not limited to: The Future of Churches; Scenic Roads; Heritage Commissions; Historic District Commissions; Historic Bridges; and Farm and Barns.

SESSION II 1:30-2:45

A) Downtown Tours (space is limited; repeated in Session III)
Learn about Littleton’s fascinating history with the Littleton Historical Society in between stops at downtown businesses.

B) Codes and Standards (space is limited)
An in-depth workshop on applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and making historic buildings ADA accessible.

C) Options for Historic Municipal Buildings
Bonds, grants, planning studies, additions, and fundraisingoh my! How to rehabilitate your town library or town hall.

D) Community-Supported Enterprises
Learn about how communities can save—and are saving!—their general stores, cafes, or other favorite haunts.

SESSION III 2:45-4:00

A) Downtown Tours (space is limited)

Learn about Littleton’s fascinating history with the Littleton Historical Society in between stops at downtown businesses.

B) Codes and Standards (space is limited)
An in-depth workshop on applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and making historic buildings ADA accessible.

C) Making Your Case: Storytelling and Fundraising
Whether it’s a grant proposal or an ask to a potential donor, learn how to frame your project for success.

D) Trail Magic: Trails and Historic Preservation
Explore untapped potential in our state’s growing trail networks, including hiking trails and rail trails, and learn about their economic impacts on our historic villages and downtowns.

PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 4:00-5:00 • OPERA HOUSE

Join us for our annual award presentations and celebration of outstanding leaders, preservation projects and educational programs from around the state.

RECEPTION 5:00-7:00 • LITTLETON COMMUNITY CENTER

Enjoy local brews, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres at the recently restored and Preservation Achievement Award-winning Littleton Community Center. Congratulate this year’s award winners and continue the preservation dialogue before the drive home.

BEFORE AND/OR AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Spend the night in Littleton! We have blocks of rooms available at the c.1850 National Register-listed Thayer’s Inn and at the Littleton Motel (N.H.’s oldest motel). We also have road trip itineraries for places to see in the White Mountains and Great North Woods while you’re here.

CONFERENCE TICKETS

Ticket prices include morning coffee and pastries, lunch and the afternoon reception, in addition to attendance at the conference sessions and tours of downtown Littleton.

Register by May 17th to receive the $10 Early Bird Discount on your ticket.

*Conference schedule is subject to change. Space is limited in some sessions: first come, first served.

Special discounts

-Group discounts of $10 per person are available for groups of three or more (members of Heritage Commission, Historic District Commissions, Historical Societies, Library trustees, etc.).

-Preservation Achievement Award winners receive one free conference ticket and membership rates on additional tickets for their group.

-Limited scholarships are available for students and other attendees.

-Individuals and groups are limited to one special discount. (ex. the early bird discount or group discount).

Ticket Refund Policy

-Ticket holders are eligible for 100% refunds on their ticket price through May 15, 2019.

-Ticket holders are eligible for 50% refunds from May 16 to May 24, 2019.

To inquire about payment by check or special discounts and scholarships mentioned above, please call the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281 or email us at: ks@nhpreservation.org



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