Preserve Iowa Summit
Join us June 3-5, 2021 in Council Bluffs.
The annual Preserve Iowa Summit is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation. Through expert presentations, workshops and tours, participants will learn new ways to save Iowa’s past for the future.
The 2021 summit’s theme, “The Trail Ahead,” looks two ways at once: back to Council Bluffs’ colorful history as a trailhead for explorers and settlers, and forward to a bright future where Iowa communities use their history to create a unique sense of place and shared identity.
The three-day program starts Thursday with some inspiration – an awards ceremony to honor SHPO’s Preservation Projects of Merit and Preservation Iowa’s “Preservation At Its Best” – and wraps up Saturday with a round of how-to sessions specially designed for Iowans who work or volunteer at local historical societies and history museums across the state.
Who should attend?
- Historic property owners
- Members of historic preservation commissions
- Historic preservation, planning, interior design and architecture students
- Main Street staff and board members
- Preservation professionals and consultants
- Developers and planning professionals
- Local government officials, community leaders and civic organizations
The summit is a coordinated effort of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs’ State Historic Preservation Office, City of Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission, Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE), Historical Society of Pottawattamie County and Preservation Iowa. It is funded in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior.
A look back at the 2020 Full Virtual Schedule
In 2020, Iowa’s premier statewide annual conference for historic-preservation professionals and volunteers was shifted to being entirely online, with a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions, virtual tours and an online awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding preservation projects across Iowa.
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The activity that is the subject of this project has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
The views and conclusions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government.