We had a great time in Cape Girardeau, MO for our annual Preservation Conference. This year has surpassed the past. Thank you to everyone who contributed, supported, and participated in the conference. We can’t wait to see everyone next year in Hannibal!
The 2015 Conference was a blast. The conference started early on Wednesday, October 21st. After a welcome by Cape Girardeau’s Mayor Harry Rediger and the University’s President Dr. Carlos Vargas, David Brown of the National Trust for Historic Preservation delivered a Keynote Address centered on the conference theme, “The Past and Future of Preservation.” Mr. Brown talked of embracing both continuity and change in our approach to preservation of the built environment and saving the places that matter to both Missourians and the Nation.
Thursday’s State of Preservation Luncheon featured Dr. Toni Prawl of the State Historic Preservation Office and Bill Hart of Missouri Preservation in their annual recap of preservation activities both in the governmental and private sectors. That night, we celebrated and recognized the host city’s people and projects that have contributed to the preservation of Missouri’s rich and diverse collection of historic resources. These one-time only awards highlight the significant contributions that have helped create a preservation legacy in the host city. This year’s winners included:
2015 Preservation Legacy Awards
SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN, NEWSPAPER HEADQUARTERS
THE GLENN HOUSE MUSEUM
DRS. MARY ANN AND BERT KELLERMAN AND THE KELLERMAN FOUNDATION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
OLD TOWN CAPE
MARLA MILLS, DIRECTOR
STEVEN HOFFMAN, PRESIDENT
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
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The Conference came to a close on Friday, October 23rd. Friday’s Plenary Luncheon featured former US Congressman Russ Carnahan, newly appointed director of Preservation Action, the national lobbying arm for historic preservation. Mr. Carnahan talked about his vision and beginning efforts to organize statewide non-profits to advocate for national preservation issues.
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A Special Thank you to all of our 2015 Conference Sponsors
You are what makes this possible
2015 Conference Sponsors
Missouri State Historical Preservation Office
Dalco Industries, Inc.
Enhanced Historic Credit Partners
James & Pat Allen, Celebrations
James G. Staat Tuckpointing
Stark, Wilson, Duncan Architects, Inc.
Treanor Architects, P.A.
US Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Dille Traxel Architecture
Gardner Capital, Inc.
Pishny Restoration Services
Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau
Anders CPAs + Advisors
Brown Smith Wallace LLC
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Karen Bode Baxter, Preservation Specialist
Killeen Studio Architects
Lisart Capital, LLC
Marsh & Company, PA Certified Public Accountants
Novogradac & Company LLP
Quaker Windows & Doors
R. G. Ross Construction Co., Inc.
Rosin Preservation, LLC
St. Louis Design Alliance, Inc.
St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc./ Kansas City Equity Fund LLC
Debbie Sheals, Historic Preservation Consultant
Engine House No. 1, Inc.
Melman, Alton, & Company, LLC
ND Consulting Group
RubinBrown, LLP | CPAs and Business Consultants
Society of Architectural Historians, St. Louis Chapter
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP
Sugar Creek Capital
Ward Architecture, LLC
Wollenberg Building Conservation, LLC