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THIS PLACE MATTERS: Looking Back, Moving Forward

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Rome, GA

The Rome Historic Preservation Commission, along with the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, will host “THIS PLACE MATTERS: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a symposium analyzing the past and future of preservation in Georgia, on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Expert-led sessions will highlight the factors that shaped preservation efforts in Georgia from the 19th century to today and ask what the future of archeological, architectural, and cultural preservation in the state will look like. Please note, that this will qualify as an option for the required Historic Preservation Commissioner training and the annual training for Downtown/Main Street Board members.


Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lydia Simpson, Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation
  • David Mitchel, Director of Operations, Atlanta Preservation Center & M.H. Preservation
  • Jessica Reynolds, Director, Office of Downtown Development, DCA
  • Bettijo Cook Trawick & Rodney Mims Cook Jr., Save the Fox
  • Leigh Burns, Director, Fox Theatre Institute
  • Sarah Rogers, CLG Coordinator, GA HPD/SHPO

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