CHP hosting annual conference, offering free student registration
Salve Regina’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program, in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation, will host its annual conference in Ochre Court Oct. 13-15.
“Preservation in the US: 50 Years On” will identify and discuss the successes and failures of historic preservation on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. All members of the University community are invited to attend, and conference organizers are offering a limited number of free registrations to Salve Regina students.
The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 was a defining moment for historic preservation in the United States. Through the creation of institutions like state historic preservation offices and the National Register of Historic Places, the act marked the entry of the federal government into what had previously been more localized preservation efforts.
The ensuing five decades have seen a wide variety of outcomes, most of which are the consequences – intentional as well as unintentional – of relationships involving both the private and public sectors. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NHPA, the conference will reflect on this history and envision how the relationship between the NHPA and historic preservation might look in the future.
In addition to a keynote address from Tom King, author of “Saving Places That Matter,” the conference will include presentations, historic site tours and networking opportunities.
Visit the conference website to register, view the full schedule or learn more. Salve Regina students who would like a complimentary registration should select the “Salve Regina student registration” option on the online form.