Statewide Historic Preservation ConferenceThursday and Friday, September 22 - 23, 2011
Paradise Center for the Arts • Faribault, MN
Join historians, architects, planners, public officials, property owners, preservation commission members and citizen advocates from all across the state in Faribault for this annual two-day event. You’ll come away inspired and equipped to help make preservation succeed in your community.
Morning keynote speaker is Bob Yapp who has dedicated his career to community planning, historic preservation, central city revitalization and woodworking. He has worked as a furniture maker, realtor, building inspector, teacher and writer. In 1996 he began the national, weekly PBS program, About Your House with Bob Yapp. He founded and currently teaches out of the Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation in Missouri.
Meet Stephen Elliott, Minnesota’s new State Historic Preservation Officer and director of the Minnesota Historical Society in his first opportunity to visit with the statewide preservation community. His welcoming remarks will kick off the conference on Thursday morning.