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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Media Contact

Grace Salter

Agency Advancement and Foundation Coordinator

803.896.0339

gsalter@scdah.sc.gov

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

State Historic Preservation Office Accepting Proposals for 2017 South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference

 

Columbia, S.C. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a division of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) is currently accepting proposals for the Education Sessions at the 2017 South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Archives and History Center in Columbia.

 

Education Sessions can cover a variety of topics, and range in difficulty from “Preservation 101” to advanced discussions on cutting-edge issues. Sessions should highlight models, strategies, and solutions that participants can apply in their own communities.

 

“Each year we enjoy hosting the statewide preservation conference, which has grown to include more than 200 attendees and 15-18 educational sessions on a wide range of historic preservation and history related topics.  It’s a great way to learn about South Carolina’s historic places and meet others who are involved in preserving and protecting these treasures,” says Elizabeth Johnson, Deputy Director of the SHPO.

 

The South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference attracts attendees from across the state each year including certified local governments, architects, historians, local preservation groups and community leaders. The conference is a collaborative effort between the SCDAH, SHPO and the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation. To propose a session, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at ejohnson@scdah.sc.gov. For questions about attending or sponsoring the conference, please contact Grace Salter at gsalter@scdah.sc.gov. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://shpo.sc.gov/events/Pages/presconf.aspx.

 

About the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the SHPO:

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) is an independent state agency whose mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. The department houses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation, spanning more than 325 years of South Carolina history. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a program of the SCDAH, encourages and facilitates the responsible stewardship of South Carolina's irreplaceable historic and prehistoric places.

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