Preservation Boot Camps Planned Statewide

FROM MDAH RELEASES — In lieu of the annual Historic Preservation Boot Camp, MDAH is planning a series of training sessions this summer in Pascagoula, Starkville, Natchez, and Leland. The workshops are for elected officials, city staff, local Main Street organizers, and anyone interested in historic preservation.

These free seminars fulfill the annual training requirement for historic preservation commission members in Certified Local Government communities. Each session will focus on a different aspect of historic preservation, so participants may attend more than one as they choose.

Wednesday, June 18
Pascagoula Senior Center
1912 Live Oak Avenue, Pascagoula
10–11 a.m.— Optional Shipbuilders Neighborhood Tour (parking at 606 Columbus Drive)
1–4 p.m.—Preservation seminar
• Disaster Relief for Historic Properties
• The Role of Post–WWII Architecture in Historic Preservation

Thursday, June 26
Renasant Bank Community Room
500 East Lampkin Street, Starkville
9 a.m.–noon—Preservation seminar
• Preservation Law and Procedure
• Design Standards and the Certificate of Appropriateness Process
• Local District Designation Process
1:30–3:30 p.m.—Optional Local Historic District Neighborhood Tour

Tuesday, July 1
Historic Natchez Foundation
108 South Commerce Street, Natchez
9 a.m.–noon—Preservation seminar
• Religious Campuses in Historic Downtown
• Certificate of Appropriateness and the Building and Planning Departments
1:30–3:30 p.m.— Optional Church Tour

Wednesday, July 23
Leland, location TBD
9 a.m.–noon—Preservation seminar
• Additions and New Construction in Local Historic Districts
• The American Disabilities Act and the Historic Preservation Commission
• The Certified Local Government Grant Program
1:30-3:30 p.m.—Optional Tour of Leland

Additional CLG training opportunities throughout the year include the Forum 2014: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Conference July 16-20 in Philadelphia, PA, and Mississippi Main Street Association’s Destination Downtown conference September 15-17 in Ocean Springs.
Lunch will be on your own, but local dining options will be included with registration confirmation. For more information call 601-576-6940.

Register online here.

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