Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
Register Now for Statewide Preservation Conference
The State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Go with the Flow of Preservation: Oklahoma's 24th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference, June 6-8, in Tahlequah, Capital of the Cherokee Nation.
The conference program includes three concurrent tracks of sessions:
TRACK A: Currents in Our History, focusing on the Trail of Tears, tribal preservation programs, the Civil War, and more;
TRACK B: Second Voyages for Historic Buildings, featuring restoration/rehabilitation case studies for projects of all sizes; and
TRACK C: Charting a Course for Sustainable Communities, guiding preservation leaders to resources for successful local preservation programs.
The June 8 Plenary Session follows the flow of effective local preservation programs to vibrant communities with healthy economies. The two featured speakers are Jay Hannah, Executive Vice President of Financial Services, BancFirst, Oklahoma City and Jason Roberts, Principal, Team Better Block, Dallas.
Special events include the opening reception at the Thompson House and tours of Tahlequah and Park Hill. Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.'s annual meeting and luncheon and the State Historic Preservation Office's annual awards banquet will also be featured.
Conference cosponsors, in addition to the State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society; include the Oklahoma Main Street Center, Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.; U. S.
Department of the Interior, National Park Service; Tahlequah Main Street Association; Cherokee Nation Tourism; City of Tahlequah; Friends of the Thompson House; Northeastern State University; Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce; Tahlequah City Historic Preservation Advisory Board; Tahlequah Tourism; and United Keetoowah Band.
Program and registration details are now available at www.okhistory.org/shpo/spevents.htm;
To request a hard copy of the registration brochure, call the SHPO at 405-521-6249 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for conference registration at the "early bird" rate of $40 is May 30, and after that date and at the door the fee will be $50. To register online, go to http://www.tahlequahmainstreet.com/tmsa/events/preservationconference.aspx.