Professional Training Conferences and Events

State and National Training

Minnesota Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Mark your calendars now for Minnesota’s 33rd Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, to be held September 12-13, 2013  at the Commonweal Theatre and the St. Mane Theatre in beautiful downtown Lanesboro.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference

The annual conference organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation is an educational and networking event for historic preservation professionals, volunteer leaders, and advocates. Expert practitioners lead approximately 100 educational and field sessions, all designed to provide tools that participants can use to improve their own communities.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected Indianapolis to host the 2013 National Preservation Conference because it is a city where landmarks and historic districts contribute powerfully to livability and economic redevelopment, a success story that will be instructive to conference attendees from throughout the U.S. The National Trust also believes the national audience can learn from the example of Indiana Landmarks, a robust statewide preservation organization.

National Trust Main Street Conference

The National Trust Main Street Center puts on this conference annually on preservation-based commercial district revitalization, bringing together over 1,500 people from small and rural towns, suburban communities, large and midsized cities, and urban neighborhood business districts to network and share ideas, solutions, issue-exploration, and networking opportunities.

The National Main Street Institute offers basic and advanced level training for downtown revitalization professionals through seminars that examine the basics of implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach®, support real estate or business development, and provide advanced certification for Main Street Managers.

Continued Education Resources

The National Preservation Institute (NPI) offers continuing education and professional training for those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. NPI serves a broad spectrum of individuals and groups from the government and private sectors by providing seminars in historic preservationand cultural resource management.

The National Center for Preservation and Technology offers training for preservation professionals and enthusiasts on topics ranging from archaeology and collections to materials conservation.

Historic Sites, House Museums, and Cultural Tourism Training

Great Tours, the popular one-day workshop on creating thematic tours at historic sites, features large and small group interactive exercises based on a case study of an historic site, providing participants with practical experience.  Registration includes the bestselling book, Great Tours! Thematic Tours and Guide Training for Historic Sites (AltaMira Press, 2002).

The Heritage Tourism Program offers a variety of workshop formats that are customized to the needs of the client.

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