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Historic Preservation Matters Workshop
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Historic Preservation Matters was a great success for our first preservation event. Many thanks to all sponsors, participants, and volunteers! 

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Cornerstone Sponsors
Florida House Inn
Amelia Island-Fernandina Restoration Foundation
Arch Sponsors
First Coast Community Bank
John Myers Tree Service
Fast Signs
Custom Homes by Bryan Lendry

May 19, 2012 - St. Peter's Campus - 801 Atlantic Avenue

Titled "Historic Preservation Matters," this FREE event provided assistance to current and potential historic property owners through a series of workshops designed to highlight special needs of historic buildings.

Additional activities raised awareness among the public about historic preservation by highlighting cultural resources related to preservation, such as archaeology and cemetery protection, and providing educational activities for children to focus on archaeology and historic preservation. The event focused on both our rich local history and the positive results of historic property rehabilitation. Event partners were the Amelia Island Museum of History and the Florida Public Archaeology Network.


8:30am - throughout day    Registration
9-10am                                       Session 1: Disaster Preparedness for Historic Buildings
                                                      Session 2: Energy Efficiency Strategies
9:15-10:45am                           Children's Session 1: Shoebox Dig/Box City
10-10:15am                               Break
10:15-11:15am                         Session 3: Researching House History
                                                      Session 4: Historic Building Safety and Security
11am-12:30pm                        Children's Session 2: Shoebox Dig/Box City
11:15-11:30am                         Break
11:30am-12:30pm                  Session 5: Financing Restoration and Construction
                                                      Session 6: Native Landscaping and Wildlife Friendly Backyards
12:30-2pm                                 Lunch
2-4pm                                         Tours and FPAN Cemetery Resource Protection Training

This project was financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, administered through the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.