Day 3 of the National Preservation Conference brought with it much preservation chatter and engagement, beginning with a Conversation Starter that looked at how we "Tell a Richer Story of Place". We've put together a separate post about the conversation session here, but the four panelists did a great job using their sites to tell individual and personal stories, while also emphasizing the need for collaboration and community in engaging individuals at a variety of levels. The important piece that I took away from the session was the need to be inclusive in all ways when developing interpretive programming and preserving buildings. That is a theme that I saw again later that evening at the Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards where time and again the recipients demonstrated that successful preservation projects occurred with the buy-in of the community proving that while individuals can make a difference, together places can be saved. We also honored Donovan Rypkema with the Crowninshield Award, preservation's highest honor.
The best way to check-in to the education sessions is through the words of the attendees (on Twitter) themselves.
And also, as you can see from this image of the National Preservation Conference staff, we had a little fun:
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