Preservation Power Summit

SAVE THE DATE – November 4!

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About the Summit

Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) are proud to be partnering once again with many businesses, organizations and individuals to bring the first ever East Tennessee Preservation Power Summit to our region on November 4 in Morristown! This one day “power summit” is an evolution of the popular East Tennessee Preservation Conference designed to better fit busy schedules while still being an impactful educational and networking event.

For the past seven years, the conference has been hosted by communities throughout the region: Townsend, Rugby, Jonesborough, Gatlinburg, Maryville, Oak Ridge and Knoxville. Attendees include preservation professionals, architects, planners, tourism professionals, government and community leaders, economic developers, real estate professionals and others who have found that advanced knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices has value. It is a great event for learning, networking and experiencing historic sites distinctive to the host community. Historic preservation is more important that ever to the places we call home!

This year, the Summit will be held in Morristown at the historic Rose Center. Attendees will benefit from education sessions focused on proven historic preservation applications, heritage tourism and downtown revitalization. “Preservation Crash Courses” will be introduced for the first time as well as a “Preservation Master Class”. Historic site tours will visit Crockett Tavern, General Longstreet’s Headquarters and Bethesda Church. The event will end with the East Tennessee Preservation Awards reception at Historic Arrow Hill.

Keynote Speaker and Special Guest


This year’s keynote speaker and special guest will be Marsh Davis, President of Indiana Landmarks. Mr. Davis has developed initiatives in African American heritage and rural preservation, teamed with writer Brad Shaw to produce 99 Historic Homes of Indiana, and was recognized by Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon for his work in historic preservation. Mr. Davis has served as the Executive Director for the Galveston Historical Foundation and was elected in 2008 to chair the Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and to the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1960, Indiana Landmarks is the largest statewide preservation organization in the U.S. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a main office in Indianapolis and nine regional offices staffed by professionals who help people save and revitalize historic places. Their primary programs include field services, historic sites, educational programs, endangered property rescues and rehabs, protective easements, signature restorations, Indiana Preservation magazine, a range of digital communications and grants and loans.

Venues and Tour Sites

Bethesda Church and Cemetery
Crockett Tavern Museum

General Longstreet Museum
Rose Center (Summit Main Sessions)
Arrow Hill (Watkins-Witt House) (Awards Reception)

Recommended Accommodations

Hampton Inn Morristown
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Morristown