2018 Awards Nominations Open

Friends of Historic Preservation in Kansas:

You are invited to nominate an historic preservation project or advocacy effort for a 2018 Award for Excellence.

The Awards for Excellence bestow Merit, Honor, and the coveted Medallion awards on outstanding preservation projects each year. Nominated projects must meet the intent of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the criteria for listing properties on the Register of Historic Kansas Places, as well as having construction work substantially completed during 2017.

The Preservation Advocacy awards honor outstanding individuals or groups for their initiative and commitment to the advancement of historic preservation in Kansas through events, actions, or efforts that have taken place recently or may have taken place over months, years, and lifetimes.

Follow the links below to download the 2018 invitation for entries as well as the nomination forms for each category.

invitation for 2018 nominations

WEB Content_AWARD ProjectNominationForm_2018 revised 12-18-17

WEB Content_AWARD AdvocacyNominationForm_2018 revised 12-18-17

2016 Kansas Preservation Conference, September 28th and 29th, Abilene, KS

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The 2016 Kansas Preservation Conference:The Preservation Trail will be September 28th and 29th, Abilene, KS this year. Keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema will speak on Wednesday September 28th.

Rypkema is a Preservation Economist, and is principal of Place Economics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The firm specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. He is the author of numerous articles and publications as well as a book, The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader’s Guide which has been translated into Russian and Korean.

Training Sessions for Thursday September 29th include:

-Updates on Historic Preservation Issues in Kansas
-Historic Structure Reports
-Historic Surveys
-Opera Houses of Kansas
-The Preservation Trail
-Interactive Q&A Session

Sessions and start times can be found here: 2016-kansas-preservation-conf

Click here to register

See you there!

Conference program can be found here