2015 Schedule

Listen Up!
Historic Preservation Conference
Oddfellows Gallery
119 East Front Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Wednesday, April 22

9-10am • Conference Registration & Breakfast at South Bound Bagel

10am-12:30pm • Testimonials
Our conference will kick off with testimonials about the highs and lows of tackling the restoration of a historic place. Larry Albert, Representative Toby Barker, Sarah Newton, Rick Taylor, and Abby Thaxton will share their knowledge about getting from the big idea to the big day and all the pitfalls that come in-between.

12:30-2pm • Excursion to the USO Club, Hattiesburg’s African American Military History Museum
Enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a side of history as the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission hosts us for lunch at the only remaining USO constructed especially for African American soldiers still in use today.

2-4pm • Mentoring Sessions
Participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with preservation mentors who have been in the trenches and lived to preserve another day.

6-8pm • Pecha Kucha Hattiesburg & the 23rd Annual Mississippi Heritage Trust Membership Meeting
Raise a glass to another year of making preservation happen in Mississippi! After a short business meeting, settle in, and ponder the meaning of place with Mike Carroll, Amber Lombardo, Matthew McLaughlin, Latoya Norman, and Sheila Varnado.

Thursday, April 23

8-9am • Bagels for breakfast

9am-12pm • Preservation Case Studies
After hearing the stories behind Hattiesburg’s many preservation victories, conference-goes will sharpen their pencils and put these concepts into practice as they examine several preservation projects around the state. These case studies will be used to prepare a “preservation toolkit” to help other would-be developers achieve success.

12-2pm • Linger
After a delicious lunch at Bianchi’s Pizza, we will take a leisurely stroll through downtown Hattiesburg with Web Heidelberg as our guide, ending with a cool libation on the porch of The Bay, Hattiesburg’s fabulous new B&B.

Conference Hotel: Fairfield Inn
Call 601.296.7777 to request conference room rate of $89/night by April 14th.
Please call 601.684.9200 to inquire about rates at The Bay Bed and Breakfast.

Please call the Mississippi Heritage Trust at 601.354.0200 for more information.