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Delaware to hold conversation on Historic Preservation issues

Jun 21, 2019

 

A variety of issues that impact the future of historic buildings will be discussed in Dover next week.

 

The Delaware Historic Preservation Office hosts a historic preservation symposium at the Delaware Public Archives.

 

 

Preservation Delaware and the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion are helping conduct the day-long event, Wednesday, June 26.

Madeline Dunn is the State’s National Register coordinator and historian for Delaware’s State Historic Preservation Office.

She says the event offers a chance to exchange information.

 

"[It's] an opportunity for people to share stories, share concerns. And by listening to the experts coming in, those interested in writing nominations or those interested in addressing situations that deal with disaster preparedness for historic buildings or elevating historic buildings - we’ll have the professionals here.”

 

Speakers from the National Park Service and the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office will discuss National Register of Historic Places nominations, disaster preparedness and issues regarding elevating historic properties in flood-prone areas.

 

And Dunn says the conversation is open to all intereted parties.

 

“We’re just looking forward to a public exchange of information and meeting people. And we welcome private property owners, professional planners, members of the certified local governments in Delaware and the general public, as well as people interested in the National Register Program.”

 

 

The symposium runs from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m., again, on Wednesday, June 26.

 

Dunn says there’s already a registration waiting list, but every attempt will be made to accommodate interested participants who call Dunn at (302) 736-7400.

 

More information on the Symposiumm, including the full agenda, can be found here.