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Historic Preservation Summit for Local Leaders, Design and Construction Professionals, Investors on April 21 in Concord

Join the Preservation Alliance for a biennial conference for preservation advocates and practitioners, Preserving Community Character: Critical Issues and Opportunities, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Concord City Auditorium. Hear about critical issues and opportunities in the field of historic preservation, and learn from recognized experts and community leaders about the many facets of preservation. 

Sessions will focus on strategies for saving and repurposing community landmarks, effective planning, working with a project team, best practices in communications and successful fundraising, and more. Choose from breakout sessions following the keynote address. Enjoy lunchtime group discussions and walking tours of downtown Concord with visits to recent and current construction projects, and cap off the day with a networking reception at the New Hampshire Historical Society.


Max Page, Professor of Architecture and History and Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give the keynote address. He is the author of Why Preservation Matters (2016) and co-editor with Marla R. Miller of Bending the Future: 50 Ideas for the Next 50 Years of Historic Preservation in the United States (2016).

Generous program sponsors to date include Bedard Preservation and Restoration, BCM Environmental Law, Milestone Engineering and Construction, N.H. Community Development Finance Authority, N.H. Historical Society, Northlands Forest Products, ReVision Energy, and NH Conservation and Heritage License Plate Program (Moose Plate)

Organizational partners supporting this event include:  AIA New Hampshire, Association of Historical Societies of NH, Black Heritage Trail of NHConcord Heritage CommissionGreater Concord Chamber of CommerceIntown ConcordNH Community Development Finance AuthorityNH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Bureau of Historic SitesNH Division of Historical ResourcesNH Historical SocietyNH Land and Community Heritage Investment ProgramNH Municipal AssociationPlan New Hampshire, and Plymouth State University Department of Social Sciences.

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance supports and encourages the revitalization and protection of historic buildings and places which strengthens communities and local economies.

Current priorities include providing assistance to community leaders and promoting the use of easements, barn preservation and tax incentives.