Huntsville Preservation Workshop
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street, South
August 27‐28, 2009
Fee: $35 per day or $70 for both days
Fee includes lunch, snacks and tours.
Come join the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Huntsville Foundation, Alabama Historical Commission, and National Park Service in a special opportunity to learn about the National Register of Historic Places from the expert – LISA DELINE – the National Park Service staff member who reviews all National Register nominations from the state of Alabama. Ms. Deline will discuss how to document and record historic buildings and districts for listing and the many new requirements for submitting digital photographs and maps. Also be ready to put this information to work as we use case studies and participate in activities to determine why properties are eligible. All participants are asked to bring a photo of one building or archaeological site to share with the group and discuss questions related to their National Register status. Please bring the information in a digital format (disc or flash drive) to project image for group participation. Preservation consultants, commission staff and members active in the National Register program are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
The program continues on August 28 with more general training specific to the work of local historic preservation commission members and staff in Huntsville and other Alabama communities. The agenda will include a presentation on the value of documenting the historical significance of properties listed on the National Register and protected with local design guidelines.
Dr. C. VAN WEST, director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University is our featured speaker on the National Register and historic significance on Aug. 28. He is an author and also works with the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee Historical Quarterly and Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.
The program will include discussion of designating landmarks and districts and regulating changes to protect these special places. Presenters will be staff with the Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation and Certified Local Government communities. Download the brochure/registration form: historicpreservation-huntsville.pdf