2021 East Tennessee Preservation Conference
2021 East Tennessee Preservation Conference to be Held at East Tennessee History Center on October 1st
Please join Knox Heritage and Historic House Museums of Knoxville on Friday, October 1 for the 2021 East Tennessee Preservation Conference. This conference is part of our local celebration of Founder’s Day, the 230th birthday of the founding of the City of Knoxville. Highlighting local preservation stories and strategies, this year’s conference will dig deeper into preservation topics relating to historic houses and museums.
Dan Brown, the Historic Sites Program Director at the Tennessee Historical Commission, will be our keynote speaker. Rev. Renee Kesler will discuss the Delaney Museum at Beck project and Blount Mansion will discuss the recent Craighead-Jackson House restoration. Additional topics include, volunteer recruitment and retention, and much more!
For over a decade, Knox Heritage has brought the East Tennessee Preservation Conference to our region. It has become a cherished event for those who love history, historic sites, and learning about preservation methods.
Many regional communities have been highlighted by the conference. Townsend, Rugby, Jonesborough, Gatlinburg, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Morristown, and Clinton have hosted the event. 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.
The conference is made possible by the following sponsors: McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects, Sparkman & Associates Architects, Inc., Open Door Architecture, Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects, Inc. and SK Ballard Contract Interiors, LLC.