PastForward the four day long National Preservation Conference begins today November, 11 in Savannah Gerogia. Michael May NPT Executive Director along with board members have traveled down to attend the conference. It is an excellent networking and educational opportunity for our organization. The event draws preservationists, architects, planners, developers, students, environmentalist and scholars from all around the nation. From preservation lectures, luncheons, demonstrations, educational classes, roundtable discussions, tours, films and even historic pub-crawls there’s something for everyone! Below are a few examples of the lectures offered:
- Where Hip Meets Historic
- Traditional Trades and Training Next Generation of Building Artisans
- Preparing Your Historic Structure for Disaster
- Why Old Places Matter
- Changing Demographics: The Consequences for Historic Preservation
Executive Director, Michael May will also be accepting the 2014 Beincke-Reeves Award. Each year the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program awards an individual or group the Beincke-Reeves Award. The NPT is honored to be the chosen as the 2014 award recipient. The award recognizes efforts to preserve significant historic places and heritage throughout Florida and across the country. The award will be presented on Thursday, November 13 at the University of Florida and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation cocktail reception, which is held in collaboration with the PastForward Conference.