Call For Ideas: 2011 Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission Conference

The RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is planning the 26th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference for Saturday, April 30, 2011 on Block Island. Come and go by ferry (our floating reception space) on Saturday, or get to know Block Island over a weekend’s stay.

At the conference, gather tips from experts and compare experiences with colleagues from around the state and the region. Attend workshops and join the discussion about Rhode Island preservation topics. Enjoy lunch at one of the island’s elegant historic hotels. Explore the island by foot, bicycle, and bus to sample historic hotels, stone walls, preserved land, summer houses, and lighthouses.

Call for ideas

Have a suggestion for a conference workshop, tour, or speaker? Workshops run 75 minutes long and focus on topics like tourism, planning, waterfronts, landscapes, sustainability, technology, economics, housing, advocacy, education, etc. Tours run either 75 minutes or 3 hours long.

To make a suggestion, send an email to Sarah Zurier at szurier@preservation.ri.gov. If you are suggesting a topic for a tour or workshop, please include the names of potential speakers or organizations that might participate.

For more information about the RI Statewide Preservation Conference and other programs of the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, please visit our website, www.preservation.ri.gov

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs.

The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island’s people.