2021 Preservation Symposium & Awards
August 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s annual preservation symposium brings nationally known speakers to discuss the values and future of historic preservation. Our fourth annual preservation symposium, Revitalizing Preservation: See History, See Potential, will bring together preservation organizations, community leaders, residents, museum professionals, educators, students, architects and developers to explore revitalizing preservation. Attendees will discover how we see and influence history while learning to recognize our full potential to revitalize preservation through education, advocacy and engaging storytelling.
This one-day symposium will feature notable speakers, Danielle Del Sol, the executive director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans and Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The day will also include an interactive “Ask the Experts” panel discussion / workshop where attendees are encouraged to bring questions about their own preservation projects or projects within the community that they’d like to support. The panel will field questions, look at images, even look at smaller scale furniture and collections to provide thoughts, best practices and guidance on how to best care for these sites and pieces. The day will conclude with the Heritage Foundation’s annual preservation awards. All attendees will receive a light breakfast and catered boxed lunches.
This year will be a wonderful networking opportunity for the community and preservation leaders in Williamson County, Middle Tennessee and across the state as we continue to revitalize preservation through the power of place and stories.