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2019 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference


When: May 17-18, 2019
Where: Friday, May 17 - Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven (full day conference)
             Saturday, May 18 - Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford
                  (half-day, hands-on demonstrations) 
Welcome to the homepage for this year's statewide historic preservation conference.  We will be updating this page regularly as new sessions, speakers, and special events are added. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #backtobasicspreservation, #CTSHPO2019, or #CTsharedstewardship
This year's theme is Back to Basics and we are thrilled to announce that Thompson Mayes, author of Why Old Places Matter and Vice President/Senior Counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation will be our keynote speaker.  Tentative sessions for Friday's conference include:
  • Crafting a Statement of Significance for State and National Register Nominations 
  • Interpreting the Secretary of the Interior Standards
  • Messaging for Advocacy
  • Planning a successful capital improvement project 
  • Just to name a few! 
We've added a second day to our agenda!  Saturday's half-day demonstrations will include masonry repointing, window repair, monument conservation, and more!


For an agenda and program description click here.


Registration - Now Open!

Register here today! Space is limited.


2019 SHPO Fellowship

The SHPO is pleased to offer professional development opportunities for emerging or mid-career preservation professionals.  The fellowships are intended to be used for a professional activity that will advance the successful recipient's career. The activity should be a learning opportunity that is not currently available or reimbursable from the recipient's employer and should provide the recipient with experiences or skills that will enhance their historic preservation work in Connecticut. The amount of the fellowship awards are dependent on the cost of the activity up to $2,500.  The deadline to apply is April 19, 2019. The fellowships will be announced at the conference on May 17th at the Omni Hotel in New Haven.