2024 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Columbus, GA
September 18-20, 2024

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You must select both your CONFERENCE REGISTRATION  AND any TOURS or WORKSHOPS. The cost of the tours and workshops is included in your conference registration.
  • Capacity is limited for tours and workshops so you must register if you want to reserve your spot.
  • Some tours and workshops overlap so please pay attention to start and end times when registering.
  • Tours leave from varying locations and transportation is not provided. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the tour start point.
  • Online registration closes on August 31. Following that date on-site registration will be $200.

Tickets

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FULL Registration - Statewide Historic Preservation Conference (Sep 18-20, 2024)
$ 175.00
Unlimited
GAPC Registration - Statewide Historic Preservation Conference (Sep 18-20, 2024)

Discounted registration rate for Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commission members.

$ 150.00
Unlimited
STUDENT Registration - Statewide Historic Preservation Conference (Sep 18-20, 2024)

Must register with a student email address or provide a student ID at check in.

$ 75.00
Unlimited
WORKSHOP- National Register - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)

Location: Columbus Trade and Convention Center

The Georgia Historic Preservation Division along with Erica Hague, Collections Manager at Atlanta History Center, will present a National Register workshop for anyone wishing to learn more about the program and documenting a property in Georgia. Topics include what the National Register of Historic Places is, what it does and doesn’t do, why a property’s significance and integrity are critical for all nominations, criteria required to list a property, why and how to start a nomination, and tips for a successful nomination. The presentation will include information about resources for historic property research, especially if you’re interested in pursuing a nomination.

$ 0.00
21 available
TOUR- Uptown Bike Tour - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the start point, but plenty of parking will be available.

Join us for a bike tour of Uptown Columbus, including sites such as City Mills, Illges House, 1905 Coke Bottling Building, and more!

$ 0.00
18 available
TOUR- Pierce Chapel African Cemetery - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the cemetery.

Listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 11 Most Endangered Places of 2023, Pierce Chapel African Cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds for enslaved Africans and their descendants in Harris County. Spend the day at a workshop dedicated to exploring the rich cultural and civic contributions of the individuals interred here, whose legacies resonate both locally and nationally. Together, we will uncover the methods that can preserve such invaluable heritage sites and ensure their stories continue to inspire generations to come. Learn more about the history of the individuals interred in the cemetery and ongoing preservation efforts, lead by Yamona Pierce. The workshop will cover preservation techniques, cultural significance, community engagement, and legal and ethical considerations.

$ 0.00
20 available
WORKSHOP- Tax Incentives - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (1:00-2:30 p.m.)

Location: Columbus Trade and Convention Center

This 90 minute workshop for tax credit consultants, developers, and other experienced tax credit applicants will focus on Focus on high level interpretation of SOI Standards including windows, additions, and corridor treatments (ductwork, plumbing, and sprinkler lines), as well as new NPS guidance regarding substitute materials.

$ 0.00
16 available
TOUR- Gertrude "Ma" Rainey House and Blues Museum - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (1:00-2:30 p.m.)

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the tour site.

Born in Columbus in 1886, Gertrude "Ma" Rainy was a musical revolutionary, incorporating various styles of blues, jazz, and her own personal flair into her minstrel and vaudeville acts. After a long, successful career, she built the house that stands on Fifth Avenue and houses the Gertrude "Ma" Rainy House and Blues Museum. Join us for a tour of her restored home to learn more about her life and her impact on Blues.

$ 0.00
23 available
WORKSHOP- Environmental Review - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (3:00-4:30 p.m.)

Location: Columbus Trade and Convention Center

This 90 minute workshop will focus on the Section 106 process and HPD's application and review processes. Topics include: • What is Section 106? • How to Submit a Project to HPD for Review Under Section 106 • How to Use the ER Online Project Submission Portal

$ 0.00
15 available
TOUR- The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (3:00-4:30 p.m.)

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the tour site.

Carson McCullers, born in Columbus, GA in 1917, was one of the most significant American writers of the 20th century. Her childhood home now serves as a museum-artist residency space the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians which offers fellowships for writers, artists, musicians, and scholars; presents educational and cultural programs; and maintains an ever-growing archive of materials related to the life and work of Carson McCullers. Join us for a tour of the museum to learn about the preservation of McCullers' childhood home as well as its current work to support artists.

$ 0.00
23 available
TOUR- St. James AME - Wed, Sep 18, 2024 (3:00-4:30 p.m.)

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the tour site.

Established in 1863, St James AME Church houses the second oldest AME congregation in Georgia. The building was completed in 1876 and is an example of Gothic Revival architecture with many ornate details. The sanctuary served as a meeting place during the Civil Rights movements. Learn more about the history of the church, the contributions of the congregation, and it's remarkable architecture.

$ 0.00
23 available