We had a terrific 2011 Annual Historic Preservation Conference! We want to send out a big thank you to all our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff who made this such a fantastic event.
This year’s conference activities mirrored goals and outcomes within the Statewide Preservation Plan. Take a look at the plan’s goals below and click on tours, sessions, and workshops for presentations and more information. Please note that most presentations are large files and might take longer to download.
Goal 1: Survey and Online Inventory
Texans undertake a comprehensive survey of the state’s diverse historic and cultural resources resulting in a publicly accessible online inventory.
- Survey Learning Lab
- New Directions for Texas Religious Architecture
Goal 2: Emphasize Cultural Landscapes
Preservation practices are enhanced by emphasizing cultural landscapes.
- Emphasizing Cultural Landscapes (Brackenridge Park ; Balancing Nature and Cultural Landscapes)
- Conditions Assessment Survey for Historic Cemeteries (Save Austin’s Cemeteries and Documentation; Common Cemetery Maintenance Issues)
Goal 3: Implement Policies and Incentives
Cities, counties, and the state implement preservation policies and incentives to effectively manage historic assets.
- Introduction to Section 106 (Creative Mitigation Strategies for Section 106; 106 and the Role of Citizen Activist)
- Section 106: Advanced Dialogue
Goal 4: Leverage Economic Development Tools
Communities leverage preservation-based and traditional economic development tools to revitalize historic areas.
Goal 5: Learn and Experience History through Place
Texas residents and guests learn and experience the state’s diverse history through formal education, recreation, and everyday interactions with historic places.
- Teaching History through Place
- Texas Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War (Buffalo Soldiers Heritage and Outreach; Cameron County Sesquecentennial)
- Who’s Telling Your Stories? (El Sugundo Barrio, El Paso: A Communiy’s Fight to Recover its History; Asian American History in Austin)
- Sleeping in Slave Cabins
- Architectural Stewardship Tour (Byrne-Reed House Restoration)
Goal 6: Connect Preservation to Related Fields
Preservation is connected and integrated into related fields and activities, building a broader, stronger, and more diverse community.
- Greenest Building on the Block (Green Revival Presentation; Julia Ideson Library; Historic and Green Case Studies)
- Cross-Promoting and Partnering for Success
Goal 7: Cultivate Political Commitment
Political commitment is cultivated for historic preservation.
- Endangered Austin Tour
Goal 8: Build Capacity of the Preservation Community
The existing preservation community develops its capacity to function more effectively and efficiently.