9th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will be June 2011 in Tucson, AZ

The 9th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will take place in Tucson, at the University Park Marriott Hotel, 880 E. Second Street, June 22-24, 2011.

This year’s them is “Valuing Historic Perspectives” and is sure to draw record numbers of participants. The conference planning organizations include the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State ParksNational Park Service, Arizona Historical Society, Arizona Department of Commerce / Main Street Program, and the Arizona Archaeological Council.

Attendance is typically comprised of architects, archaeologists, city planners, local and state government employees, historians, lecturers, educators, students, contractors, developers, historic homeowners, Native AmericanTribal representatives, and many more.

The conference will take place at the University Park Marriott Hotel, 880 E. Second Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719. The program will include off-site mobile sessions, visits to historic districts in central Tucson, and educational seminars and workshops.

Registration will begin January, 2011, but information may be obtained by visiting azpreservation.com or emailing questions to: questions@azpreservation.com.

Registration discounts for early registration will be available in early 2011. Standard registration costs include the full conference, some food and beverage, some special events, and all conference materials. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fees.

Interested parties may also register to receive email notifications of updates to the website by visiting the same website’s home page.

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Main Street Award nominations due Aug. 8

The Arizona Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Arizona Main Street Awards presented at the Governor’s Rural and Regional Development Conference.  It will be held September 24-26 at the Carefree Resort.  The communities of Carefree and Cave Creek are our hosts. 

The purpose of the Awards is to recognize outstanding projects, activities, and individuals in Arizona’s Main Street communities (often funded with support from the Arizona Heritage Fund).  Nominations are for activities/projects that have been completed between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2008.  The deadline for nominations is August 8.  Click here for award categories and the nomination form.