Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Missouri Preservation has made the difficult decision to postpone the Conference until the summer of 2022. Read the full announcement here.
Not all buildings are easy to preserve and not a histories are easily interpreted. The work you do is valuable and should be valued by your community. For historic preservation to be relevant (and its practitioners to be appreciated), we must think outside the traditional constructs of how we save buildings and educate people on the past.
Missouri Preservation is excited to bring the 2020 Statewide Preservation Conference to our capital city! Check back often for updates on conference sessions, events and more.
A theme we want to focus on in 2020 is overcoming adversity. Preservationists face adversity on a regular basis, whether it be governments not supporting the historic tax credit, communities not caring for their historic resources, or organizations not getting the financial backing they need to preserve the history that matters. For Jefferson City, it has been facing the difficulties places before them following the tornado in May of 2019. Part of why we are hosting our 2020 Conference here this year is to celebrate the perseverance shown by the community in the wake of the disaster. Whatever adversity you’re facing, we hope the 2020 conference can help you find some of the answers you’ve been looking for!
We are currently seeking sponsors to help fund the conference. Click on the sponsorship link to the left to find more information or contact our office at (660) 882-5946 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of Jefferson City courtesy of Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau