|Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference a success
RELEASED: Aug. 8, 2002
DANVILLE, KYThe 2002 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference held Aug. 1-3 at Centre College was a huge success, according to organizers.
There were more than 500 attendees, and organizers were happy to see large groups attending the conference's workshops.
"I feel it was the best conference we've sponsored to date and a majority of the credit goes to Centre College and Danville," said David L. Morgan, executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council and state historic preservation officer who is a 1975 Centre graduate. "Seeing so many preservation success stories really energized the participants. The keynote speakers were all outstanding. Danville and Centre provided a perfect laboratory for understanding how historic preservation plays a key role in enhancing a community's quality of life. Basically, Centre and Danville were the perfect partners for this event."
The conference, themed "In Tune With Preservation," focused on many timely issues, including preservation of historic and endangered buildings, downtown revitalization, community development, neighborhood design, historic military sites, heritage education, heritage tourism, architectural studies and preservation financing. In addition to three days of educational sessions, activities included Preservation Kentucky's Advocacy breakfast, dinner and auction; a bookstore and exhibit area; and tours of historic sites, including several National Historic Landmarks.
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