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2016 Preservation Workshops

National Register Nomination Workshop

Thursday, May 19, 2016
4 pm
Location: Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania Street, Lawrence, KS

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance will partner to present a preservation workshop on How to Write a National Register Nomination. Guest presenter, Amanda Loughlin, National Register Coordinator for the State of Kansas, will provide insights into how to research and complete the nomination forms. The workshop may be of interest to those who own historic homes or business buildings or those who have interest in having a church or historic site placed on the state or national register. (Buildings on the state or national register may be eligible for state tax credits.) The session is free. Please register in advance by contacting Jan Shupert-Arick at JShupertArick@Douglas-County.com or at 785-330-2878 by Monday, May 16, 2016.


Council Grove Architectural Building Survey

June 13-16, 2016
1 - 5 pm daily
Last Chance Store, 500 W. Main, Council Grove, KS
Instructors: State Historic Preservation Office staff, Kansas Historical Society

Architectural Surveying is the process of identifying and gathering data on historic resources above ground. It includes recording basic physical and historical information about a property, photographing it, and drawing a site plan. Students will be introduced to the basics of architectural survey in a classroom setting and then led by professional architectural historians in groups to local residential neighborhoods in Council Grove. Fieldwork will include identification of architectural styles, writing architectural descriptions of buildings, sketching of sites plans, photographing properties, and completing inventory field forms. Additional work will be conducted with local research records (where available) including tax records, Sanborn maps, and city directories. Students will also gain experience uploading their findings to the Kansas Historic Resources Inventory (KHRI) online database. This class will serve as an elective in the surveyor certification categories. This class will count as 1 credit hour of college credit through Emporia State University (AN540D). Please contact the university for details on obtaining credit for this class.


Meet with a Preservation Expert

Do several property owners in your community have questions about preservation programs, like the National Register of Historic Places, tax credits and grants? The State Historic Preservation Office staff is available to meet with property owners or groups upon requested. Contact us at 785-272-8681, ext. 240, to schedule an appointment.

Check back soon for information about more upcoming workshops and events!