January 16 "Elizabeth Keckly: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White house" lecture, 7 PM, Joel Lane Museum House, 160 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC. Rebecca Ryan, executive director of Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough, will speak. General admission is $15, $10 for members. Click here for more information or call 919-833-3431.
January 18 "Exploring Northeastern North Carolina's Early Architecture and Maps" conference, 10 AM - 4 PM, Hope Plantation, 132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC. Registration fee is $25. The registration deadline is January 15. Click here for the registration form and further information.
February 1 National Trust Preservation Funds grants encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. The grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector. Grants generally start at $2,500 and range up to $5,000. The selection process is very competitive. Only members of the National Trust at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply for funding from the National Trust Preservation Fund. To learn more about the grant program and how to apply go to this page.
February 28 Deadline for FY 2014 federal grants. Click here for more information or contact Grants Coordinator Michele Patterson McCabe by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 11-16 "Fields of Conflict," Columbia, SC. The SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology is sponsoring an international conference on battlefield archaeology in Columbia, SC, in conjunction with the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program. The conference will include a day long battlefield preservation workshop on March 12 in which participants will learn about best practices for battlefield preservation, including mapping sites, analyzing landscapes, using archaeology, and planning for battlefield preservation. See this page for a detailed agenda of the battlefield preservation workshop. For more information about the entire event visit www.fieldsofconflict2014.com or contact Steve Smith at SMITHS@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-576-6569.
March 19-22 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. Click here for registration and meeting information.
April 9-13 Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Austin, TX. For more information visit this page.
April 10 "Fine & Decorative Arts: An Era of Transition" lecture, 7 PM, Joel Lane Museum House, 160 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC. Leland Little, president of Leland Little Auctions and Estate Sales, Ltd., will speak. General admission is $15, $10 for members. Click here for more information or call 919-833-3431.
May 18-21 2014 National Main Streets Conference, Detroit, MI. With the theme "Works in Progress" the conference will offer participants lessons on resilience, innovation and hard work, all of which exemplify the Main Street movement across the country. Click here for more information.
June 17-22 Association for Gravestone Studies 2014 Annual Conference, Franklin, IN. More information will be on this website in March 2014.
July 16-20 National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Forum, Philadelphia, PA. This biannual gathering of local historic preservation commissions and boards of architectural review members and staff is the largest of its kind in the country. For more information and to sign up for updates about the event go to this page.
The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is requesting proposals for Forum 2016 Forum is the only national conference focused around the needs and issues of historic preservation commissions and commission staff. It is an interactive conference that blends traditional educational sessions, discussion panels, mobile workshops, and tours to provide participants with essential training and networking opportunities. Forum is held every other year in interesting destination cities and brings local commission members from across the country together with representatives from local, state and national organizations, governments, and federal agencies. Forum 2014 will be held in Philadelphia, PA, July 16-20 (see above). The 2016 RFP can be found on the NAPC website at this page. Please contact Paul Trudeau, NAPC Program Director, at email@example.com with any questions.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Announces 2014 Training Courses ACHP staff instructors will offer Section 106 training in six cities next year. These interactive courses feature practical guidance and opportunities to apply learning in case-based exercises.
The Section 106 Essentials covers the fundamentals needed to carry out or participate in a federal historic preservation review. A case study and small group exercises provide opportunities for participants to apply the ACHP's regulations to real-life scenarios.
The Advanced Seminar is a one-day course focused on the effective management of complex or controversial undertakings. Experienced Section 106 practitioners will improve their consultation and agreement drafting skills by sharing ideas and working through problem-solving exercises in a smaller class setting.
Visit this page for registration details and pricing. Please contact Cindy Bienvenue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Association for Gravestone Studies: Call for Papers and Class Sessions Proposals for 2014 Conference
The Association for Gravestone Studies will host its 2014 conference in Franklin, IN, June 17-22. Proposals are solicited for scholarly papers, 20 minutes in length, to be presented during the evening lectures. Proposals are also being solicited for participation/class sessions, of 45 minutes in length, to be presented Thursday, June 19, and Friday, June 20. Sessions should focus on "engaging with cemeteries in the digital age." Examples might include, but are not limited to, topics on gravestone/cemetery blogging, cemetery interest groups using social media, how to digitally store and share gravestone photographs, modern gravestone production technologies, and using cemeteries in education. Please send your proposal and a 250-word abstract by February 1, 2014 to Participation/Class Sessions Coordinator Joy Giguere at email@example.com.
National Trust Seeking 11 Most Endangered Nominations
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual list ofAmerica's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. More than 240 threatened historic treasures have been identified on the list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Placessince 1988.
Nominations are due no later than March 3, 2014.For additional information, e-mail 11Most@savingplaces.org or call 202.588.6141. To learn more about the program and to submit a nomination, visit: www.preservationnation.org/11most.