Preservation Massachusetts is pleased to be hold the 2017 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference on Friday, September 22 in Lowell. The conference is open to anyone who is interested in historic preservation, planning, community development and revitalization, cultural hertiage and more.
Lowell is a tremendous testimonial to the power of historic preservation; from its grassroots advocates to its restored mills and National Historical Park. The city is a great tool for learning about the challenges and successes of preservation. We are delighted to bring the conference here and know that local preservationists are excited to show off their city, especially on tours!
This year's conference hosts variety of sessions, from basic training, to advocacy best practices, to more advanced topics like preservation project finance and climate change. There are a variety of tour options available as well as great networking and peer mentoring opportunities. Our keynote speaker is Lisa Craig, Cheif of Historic Preservation for the City of Annapolis, Maryland. She has 20 years of preservation experience in public service, property development and nonprofit leadership at the state and national level.
To view our full agenda and register for the conference, please visit our conference website.
The 2017 conference is organized and run by Preservation Massachusetts, in collaboration with our local hosts, the Lowell Naitonal Historic Park, the Lowell Historic Board and the City of Lowell. The conference is also supported by the Massachusetts Preservation Coalition and by local partners and sponsors statewide.