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Preservation Conference 2012

From Mud to Mod

Utah Heritage Foundation hosts its sixth annual Preservation Conference, From Mud to Mod, looking at preservation from the earliest of Utah's structures thru modern structures that make up our landscape. We have invited Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Vice President of Historic Sites for the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help us interpret architecture through the influence of our own memories.

pdfDownload the archived registration brochure here.(336 KB)

May 3, 2012

Pre-Conference Workshop: Re-imagining Historic Sites
Opening Night with Dr. Estevan Rael-Galvez:  Mud to Mod through Memory

May 4, 2012

Breakfast and Brainstorming
Education Sessions
Heritage Awards Luncheon

May 5, 2012

41st Annual Historic Homes Tour: South Temple

June 16, 2012

Salt Lake Modern Tour of St. Mary's

2012 Utah Preservation Conference Sponsors

Pre-conference Workshop: Re-imagining Historic Sites


Thursday May 3, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.
Memorial House in Memory Grove Park, 485 N. Canyon Road, Salt Lake City
Tickets $50 per person; not included in All-In-One registration.

How will our historic sites continue to make a big impact in the twenty-first century? With constant and multiple challenges, there is a demand for historic museums and sites to continually address exhibition, stewardship, marketing, visitation, appealing to younger generations, and ideas for generating revenue in order to justify their existence. In this workshop, Dr. Rael-Gálvez shares national trends and data, and how the National Trust is implementing core strategies that can be universally adapted.

Opening Night with Dr. Estevan Rael-Galvez: Mud to Mod through Memory


Thursday May 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library, Nancy Tessman Auditorium


Dr. Estevan Rael-Galvez speaks passionately about the importance of memory and history, recognizing that when it is truly alive, memory invites us to make history. For him, this incredible opportunity is most profoundly situated in places, both the built environment and the natural environment. This is where wisdom sits. Protecting those places, the stories, and the people that nourish them is something that he is dedicated to working on, and hopes to inspire others to do the same.  Click below for more information about Dr.  Rael-Gálvez.

Breakfast and Brainstorming


Friday, May 4 at 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City.
Included in All-In-One Registration or separately
$15 per person in advance/$20 day of conference

Come one, come all to our conference kick-off breakfast where you will join your colleagues from around the state to share challenges and successes. Good planning strategies for your organization and results of this year's legislative session will be introduced for discussion.  All attendees are welcome.  Discussion facilitated by Bim Oliver, preservation consultant.

Education Sessions

DSC02341webFriday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City.
Four sessions included with All-In-One Registration or separately
$15 per session per person in advance/$20 day of conference

Our Education Sessions cover a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community.   Whether you need basic preservation training, or just want to network with other communities about what has worked, our sessions are for you!

2012 Heritage Awards Luncheon


Friday, May 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City.
Included in All-In-One Registration or separately
$50 per person in advance/$60 day of conference

Click here to see the 2012 Winners, including the complete slideshow and more photos.

The purpose of the Heritage Awards is to recognize those projects, organizations, agencies, and individuals that exemplify the highest standards within the preservation movement. Utah Heritage Foundation distributes and accepts nominations from December through January for projects completed in the previous year (2012 awards honor projects completed in 2011).   Click below for additional information about the event and program. 

41st Annual Historic Homes Tour: South Temple


Saturday, May 5, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In 2007, South Temple was recognized by the American Planning Association as one of the "10 Great Streets in America for its historical residential design and craftsmanship, diversity of land uses, and the integration of multiple forms of transportation throughout history — as well as commitment on the part of the community to preserve its legacy." 

Additional details are below. We are also offering an amazing ticket package that includes our June 16 Salt Lake Modern Tour of St. Mary's.  Read more to find more information about that package, along with details about tickets, the tour itself, headquarters, parking, transit, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities.