Missouri Preservation would like to that all of our friends, speakers, vendors, supporters, volunteers, attendees and everyone else that made the 2022 Conference possible! We could not have done it without you!
On Sunday evening, our conference speakers, sponsors and trade show vendors gathered at the historic “Hobo Hill” house for the President’s Reception, held every year at the conference as a way to thank our top donors and those involved with the conference.
The attendees enjoyed free reign of this reportedly haunted house, although no one came away with any ghost stories!
The conference officially kicked off on Monday morning with the session “Historic Rehab Window and Door Solutions.” Some attendees chose to brave the extreme heat and take the “Art & Architecture of the Missouri State Capitol Tour” which took them up through the dome at the top of the capitol building and to the best view Jefferson City has to offer.
Our friends at Quaker graciously opened their doors for an exclusive look at their facility in Freeburg on Monday afternoon. The tour included a brief discussion on historically appropriate replacement aluminum windows and was followed by a start to finish look at the manufacturing process. Those that did not attend the Quaker tour were encouraged to enjoy lunch at one of the local eateries in Jefferson City.
Monday night’s opening reception was held at the Tweedy House, home to the Historic City of Jefferson. Our friends at Stark, Wilson, Duncan Architects, Inc. sponsored a wonderful evening of networking. Attendees had the chance to explore the Tweedy House as well as the newly opened architectural salvage shop run by the Historic City of Jefferson. Ivy Terrace, another prominent home undergoing an extensive rehabilitation, was open for tours.
Thursday included sessions on Lincoln University, Jefferson City’s HBCU, creating preservation awards in your own community, Place making, and a look at Jesse Francis’ long career of preserving Missouri’s French Colonial architecture.
We were especially excited for our keynote speaker, Sarah Marsom, who’s presentation on “Pushing Preservation Forward” gave a refreshing perspective on what we can do as preservationists in today’s changing world. A big thanks to Enhanced Historic Credit Partners and Joplin Historical Neighborhoods Inc for sponsoring our keynote and luncheon.
Wednesday morning started with a window repair session “Historic Windows: Pane in the Glass to Restored Sash” and a talk on the Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places with the National Trust’s Partners for Sacred Places. Jacob Stotler with the James Foundation presented on his journey as a young person in preservation, and how to get young people involved.
The State of Preservation Luncheon featured videos from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, and Preservation Action. Missouri Preservation also gave a brief update on its current activities. Click on the organization names to view their video messages. Thank you to TreanorHL for sponsoring our keynote luncheon.
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2022 Missouri Preservation Conference
Big Dog Architects
Building Preservation LLC
Chalfant Historic Consulting
Rosemann & Associates, P.C.