THS Members: FREE ǀ Non-Members: $7 ǀ

Join us for informal conversations about historic preservation throughout the United States and right here in Troy. Monthly topics and short readings will form the basis for our discussions as we look at larger preservation issues and see how they apply in real-life situations.
Preservation Conversations will be led by Jen Peters, Executive Director of the Troy Historic Village. Jen has an MS in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Museums from Eastern Michigan University.  Her BA is in Anthropology and Art History and she has a background in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management. She loves to travel, and historic buildings and museums are always at the top of her must-see list!

Join us on the fourth Monday of the month at 10:00am:

June 28: Intro to Historic Preservation
Starting with the basics, a brief history of historic preservation and a look at how its viewed around the world. We’ll look at some key resources for HP including the Secretary of Interior’s Standards

July 26: Historic Preservation at Mount Vernon
What name should be on the lips of every historic preservationist? Ann Pamela Cunningham! We’ll look at how her work at Mount Vernon has set the standard for HP and other early HP projects.

August 23: The Bicentennial Effect
What’s the bicentennial got to do with it? A whole lot. We’ll talk about how 1976 ignited a wildfire of historic house museums and preservation process including one right here at the Village.

Register in advance as space is very limited! Scroll down to register online or call 248-524-3570.

Preservation Conversations take place inside our 1837 Niles-Barnard House. Visit our Pathways to
Preservation blog for the story of its restoration!

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