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May 3, 2019 – Celebrating National Preservation Month

Join us to learn, network and celebrate the best of historic preservation in this one day conference, designed for everyone interested in saving places and revitalizing neighborhoods!  

Location:  Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs

Register online/deadline April 29:

$35 HPA Members / $55 new Members (includes one year membership) / $10 CLG Historic Preservation Commission Members (special rate) 

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8:00-9:00 a.m. – Registration, Coffee/Tea, Breakfast snacks, Book Store, Networking (Taft Hall)

9:00 – 10:00:  Welcome and Morning Plenary

  • Roxanne Eflin, Board President, Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs
  • Welcome remarks – Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers
  • Daniel Sexton, Senior Planner, Colorado Springs – Update on City’s Historic Preservation Master Plan
  • Rev. Jeremiah Williamson, Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church
  • Morning Plenary Speaker: Annie Levinksy, Executive Director, Historic Denver, Inc.
  • Review of the day’s activities

10:15-11:30:  TRACK A

  • Education Session #1: Heritage Tourism in the Pikes Peak Region:  How Authenticity is Reviving our Regional Tourism Experience.  Eric Metzger, Director, McAllister House Museum and Sarah Rogers, Curator, Penrose Heritage Museum.  Facilitator:  Pat Doyle, Old North End Neighborhood.
  • Education Session #2:  CLG Training Track for Historic Preservation Commissions and Boards:
    Certified Local Governments & Survey
    Surveys provide a foundation of information that supports a wide array of local preservation efforts. This session will provide an introduction to built environment survey and the role that survey plays in the work of CLGs.
    Presenter: Amy Unger, National and State Register Historian, History Colorado 
  • Workshop Session #1:  Historic Wood Window Preservation and Repair – Presented and Facilitated by Tim Boddington. Additional presenters TBA.
  • Walking Tour #1: Interior tour and history of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, led by the Docents of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

11:30-11:45:  15 minute break – BOOK STORE OPEN

11:45-1:00:  LUNCH, Group Photo, Networking and Presentation

1:00-1:15:  15 minute break – BOOK STORE OPEN

1:15-2:30:  TRACK B

  • Education Session #3:  CLG Training Track for Historic Preservation Commissions and Boards:
    This Old Home: Researching the History of Houses and Other Buildings in Colorado 
    Interested in learning the history of your house? Whether it’s a mansion or a modest dwelling, History Colorado’s collections hold clues about buildings—and the individuals associated with them.  Learn how to successfully research your property.  Presenter: Erika Schmelzer, Cultural Resource Information/GIS Specialist (Architecture), History Colorado
  • Workshop Session #2:  Building Condition Assessments and Conservation Planning.  This unique two-part workshop begins with an overview and handouts to help guide your historic building condition assessment process.  Then Architect Gregory Friesen of CSNA architects will present a fascinating synopsis of the building conservation plan their firm completed for Saint John’s Abbey Church, funded by the Getty Foundation.  Facilitated by Tim Boddington.
  • Walking Tour #2: Exterior, grounds and historic McWillians Parish House, led by the Docents of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church (to be repeated.)

2:30-2:45:  15 minute break – Final opportunity to SHOP THE BOOK STORE!

2:45-4:00:  TRACK C 

  • Education Session #5: Neighborhoods – The Heart and Art of  Preserving Character and Vitality.  Panel discussion. Facilitated by Judith Rice Jones, Bonney Park; Panelists: Pat Doyle, Old North End Neighborhood; Chris Orsborn, President, Patty Jewett Neighborhood Association; David  Brackett, President, Old Colorado City Foundation. 
  • Education Session #6: CLG Training Track for Historic Preservation Commissions and Boards: 
    Understanding Historic Tax Credits and The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
    The State of Colorado offers tax credits to both homeowners and businesses to help offset the costs of rehabilitating or renovating a historic property. Find out how you can take advantage of these credits and how they have helped to revitalize neighborhoods and Main Streets around Colorado. Presenter: Joseph Saldibar, Architectural Services Manager, History Colorado
  • Workshop Session #3: My Old House! A special preservation trades open house with one-on-one opportunity to bring your project and ask questions of the experts in historic building preservation and rehabilitation.  Meet the experts and brainstorm solutions to your challenges.
  • Walking Tour #3: Exterior, grounds and historic McWillians Parish House, led by the Docents of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

4:00-4:30:  My Old House Trades and Crafts Open House continues, to close our day!  Reconvene after a day of learning and sharing at our special preservation trades open house – and celebrate National Preservation Month with cake, of course!


4:30-5:30:  Optional guided stroll of the immediate historic Near North End neighborhood with Historian Tim Scanlon.

4:30-5:30:  Networking, snacks and cash bar across the street at Paninis!

This educational event is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant, with support from the following local sponsors:  Old North End Neighborhood Association, Conover Realty & Investment Company, Patricia and Bruce Doyle and Roxanne Eflin Consulting

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