We hope you can join us for the Preservation NC Annual Conference, held in Edenton, October 2-4! Registration is now closed. If you wish to attend the Annual Conference, you must register on site.
Please see below for a detailed Conference schedule*
Wednesday, October 2
1 - 4:30 REGISTRATION (Providence Baptist Church, 214 W. Church Street)
2:30 - 4 PRESERVATION YEAR IN REVIEW: A recap of the year's significant
events from Preservation North
Carolina and the State Historic Preservation Office, with a special message from NCDCR Secretary Susan Kluttz. Secretary Susan Kluttz; Ramona Bartos, SHPO; Myrick Howard and PNC
Staff. (Providence Baptist Church, park at church lot on W. Church Street)
4 - 4:30 EDENTON MILL VILLAGE OVERVIEW: Join us as we take a
virtual tour of the major restoration effort of the Mill Village, which
happened nearly 20 years ago! See great "before" photos before enjoying
the welcome reception in the Mill Village later this evening. (Providence Baptist Church)
5 - 8:30 WELCOME RECEPTION, hosted by the Edenton Historical
Commission and Preservation NC. Join us for a cookout and a chance to
socialize amidst the beauty of the perfectly restored Mill Village.
Tour mill village homes, condos and more on the beautiful borders of the
Albemarle Sound. Homes will be open 5--7pm, food and music 5:30--8:30pm. Pre-registration required. (Edenton Mill Village, park at RR tracks along Wood Avenue)
Thursday, October 3
8:00 - 11:30 MORNING REGISTRATION. (Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S. Granville Street, park in church lot at corner of S. Granville and S. Eden Streets)
9:00 - 9:45 TAX CREDIT UPDATE: Hear from Tara Sherbert about the latest in the developments of state and federal rehabilitation tax credits. (Edenton Baptist Church)
9:45 - 10:00 WELCOME from PNC President, Myrick Howard, and Edenton Mayor, Roland Vaughan. (Edenton Baptist Church)
10:00 - 10:45 ARCHITECTURAL OVERVIEW:
A survey of the wonderful
architecture of Edenton and environs, by Samuel Dixon. (Edenton Baptist Church)
10:45 - 11:15 MORNING BREAK
11:15 - 12:15 KEYNOTE: Neighborhood revitalization: An intensive
look at how to effectively utilize an ARF program to revitalize
historic neighborhoods. Josh Rogers, Historic Macon. Learn more about Josh and Historic Macon by clicking here. (Edenton Baptist Church)
12:15 - 1:45 LUNCH at the Fellowship Hall
1:00 - 3:30 AFTERNOON REGISTRATION. (Edenton Baptist Church)
1:45 - 3:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
(All at Edenton Baptist Church, unless otherwise noted)
A1. RECENT DISCOVERIES IN DENDROCHRONOLOGY:
A look at the recent discoveries and advancements in dendrochonology and
its impact on historic preservation throughout the state of NC and
beyond, led by Michael Worthington (Principal at Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory).
B1. NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION REVEALED:
Learn effective tools, participate in a Q & A, and hear about the
trials and tribulations involved in effectively transitioning an entire
neighborhood from two experts: Josh Rogers (known for his work in Macon) and Cathleen Turner (Piedmont Regional Director at Preservation NC, currently working on Project Revitalize East Durham).
C1. CLIMATE CHANGE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
Learn about the potential impact of climate change on historic properties with Renee Gledhill-Early and other experts. Renee Gledhill-Early (Environmental Review Coordinator, NCSHPO).
D1. TAX CREDIT HOW-TO:
Learn the best way for homeowners to utilize the historic tax credits with case studies and how to avoid common mistakes. Mitch Wilds (Restoration Services Branch Supervisor).
E1. TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONS:
HPOWEB GIS Training (including newly-minted updates), with attention to Local Landmarks and Districts, and a historic resources crowdsourcing project aimed at leveraging local knowledge and expertise. Led by Michael Southern and Andrew Edmonds (GIS Coordinator and GIS Analyst, NCSHPO).
3:00 - 3:30 AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30 - 4:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
(All at Edenton Baptist Church, unless otherwise noted)
A2. FIELD SESSION: DISCOVERING THE NEWEST OLDEST HOUSE IN NC:
Get a better look at the house in Edenton that was dated to 1718-19. Reid Thomas (Restoration Specialist at SHPO East).Session will be held at the house, located at 304 E. Queen Street.
B2. CHOOSING DOWNTOWN:
Hear from the duo that created Mother Earth Brewing, located in downtown
Kinston about how and why they chose to stay in that "sweet southern
town in the heart of the old tobacco belt." Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring (Co-founders of Mother Earth Brewing).
C2. FIELD SESSION: RELOCATING THE ROANOKE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE:
Hear about the effort to restore and relocate the 1868 Roanoke River
Lighthouse, believed to be the last extant example in the United States
of a rectangular frame building built for a screw-pile base. Mark Williard (Principal at Williard Ferm Architects). Session will be held at the Lighthouse, located on the Waterfront.
D1. TAX CREDITS & COMMERCIAL PROJECTS:
Hear about lessons learned in dealing with the Secretary's Standards on
commercial projects with specific examples. Learn about the multitude of
challenges in large-scale projects, and also about how the NPS review
of projects has evolved over the years. Eddie Belk (Principal at Belk Architecture).
E2: TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONS, PART 2:
Preservation Commission Practicum, led by Annie McDonald (Preservation Specialist, NCSHPO) and North Carolina Local Preservation Law, led by Ramona Bartos (Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer).
5:00 - 8:30 PRESERVATION CELEBRATION: See the fantastic homes
that line picturesque King Street, including Beverly Hall, Wessington,
Pembroke Hall, the West Customs House, the Skinner-Paxton House, the
Disbrowe-Warren House, and more! The party begins on the street with
live music, food and drinks! Pre-registration required. (King Street)
8:30 - 10 YOUNG PRESERVATIONISTS MEET-UP:
For the young (and young-at-heart): A laid-back environment to meet fellow preservationists throughout the state. (The Barker House, 505 S. Broad Street)
Friday, October 4
8:00 - 12 REGISTRATION. (Swain Auditorium, 200 E. Church Street - park at public lot on Court Street, or along the waterfront at Water Street)
9:00 - 9:45 A HERITAGE UNCOVERED: Learn about the extensive restoration of the Bellamy Mansion Slave Quarters, a remarkable two-story brick structure with five rooms, a remarkable example of an urban slave quarters. Gareth Evans (Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion).
9:45 - 10:45 MARION S. COVINGTON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "Historic Preservation: Economic Benefits and Political Realities." Recent research has demonstrated once again the ongoing, positive benefits that preservation has on the economy and the environment. At the same time both national and local factors are limiting the potential opportunities historic preservation could provide. This keynote address will recap recent national and international findings on the benefits of preservation but raise cautions about the political environment we are facing. Donovan Rypkema, Principal at Place Economics, and the leader in the economics of preserving historic structures. He has undertaken assignments in 49 states and the District of Columbia, and was the 2012 recipient of the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the highest honor given by the National Trust. (Swain Auditorium)
10:45 - 11:15 MORNING BREAK
11:15 - 12:30 AWARDS PRESENTATION:
Presentation of the 2013 Honor Awards, including the Carraway Awards of Merit. (Swain Auditorium)
12:30 - 3:00 LUNCHEON:
Celebrate with the award winners and congratulate them on their
accomplishments, as you enjoy lunch on the village green, and tour the
1767 Courthouse and surrounding homes. (Courthouse Green)
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS - SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Make a weekend of it!
On Saturday, October 5, stay in Edenton for this fascinating look at Rosenwald Schools in NC:
Communities Revitalized: The Living Legacy of Rosenwald Schools.
Join Rosenwald School alumni, Rosenwald School groups, and preservation enthusiasts as we gather to honor the work community-based groups are doing to preserve the heritage, share the story, and remember the history of Rosenwald Schools. This daylong gathering will explore the ways that Rosenwald Schools and their legacies are being renovated, restored, renewed, and remembered to bring new life to their communities.
The conference will be held on October 5, 2013 in historic Edenton, NC. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Dudley Flood, retired education specialist and a NC Rosenwald school graduate; Dr. Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC; Nancy Tinker, senior field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and several members of groups that have preserved Rosenwald schools for new community uses who will present their success stories. Participants will hear success stories, best practices, and learn about available resources.
Click here to register.
The deadline for registration is Friday, September 27. For questions about registration, contact Schree Chavdarov at email@example.com or (919)807-6516.
Although not a part of the Preservation NC Conference, we are partnering with the sponsors of the workshop, and you may register via our website or directly via the link above.
*Please note: dates, times and speakers are subject to change.
Edenton is a charming town of about 5,000 people located on the Albemarle Sound in northeastern North Carolina. It served as the capital of NC from 1722 to 1743, and was the hometown of Joseph Hewes, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Preservation NC has room blocks here:
Hampton Inn Edenton ($99/night) - The Hampton Inn is fully booked at of 9/12
115 Hampton Drive
252-482-3500(Group name: Preservation NC, Group code: PNC), or reserve your room online by clicking here.
Super 8 Edenton ($73/night) - Rooms still available (as of 9/12)
501 Virginia Rd.
252-482-2017 (Group name: Preservation NC)
The Pack House Inn ($119/night)
103 East Albemarle Street
call: 252-482-3641 (Group name: Preservation NC), or book online at http://www.thepackhouse.com/
Here's a link to a complete lists of Bed & Breakfasts in Edenton: http://www.visitedenton.com/bed-and-breakfasts-and-inns.html
If you have already registered, please note that we will send you an email confirmation, but no printed confirmation, and that it may take a week or more for you to receive your email confirmation. Your registration materials, a program guide and any tickets you will need for events will be available upon your arrival at the Registration Table at the conference. If you'd like to verify your registration, please call 919-832-3652 x 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations will be processed and refunds will be given through Wednesday, 9/25. No refunds can be given after that date. Thank you!
PNC gratefully acknowledges the support of the 2013 Conference Sponsors: