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Preservation Trailblazers at the KHS - 10-14-16

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act – and we are going to celebrate! Along with our co-presenter the KY Heritage Council, Liberty Hall Historic Site will host a day-long event Friday, Oct. 14 in Frankfort honoring Preservation Trailblazers and exploring Kentucky’s historic preservation legacy. Save the date and watch for more info coming soon!

50th Anniversary Celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) & Kentucky Heritage Council

Friday, October 14, 2016

Downtown Frankfort

Don’t miss the preservation event of the last fifty years!

Presented by

In partnership with

Kentucky Historical Society
Preservation Kentucky
Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation
Kentucky Main Street Program
Kentucky Division of Historic Properties
Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation
University of Kentucky College of Design Historic Preservation Program
Preservation Louisville
Downtown Frankfort, Inc. Main Street
Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Concurrent sessions at National Historic Landmark venues – Liberty Hall Historic Site and the Old State Capitol – exploring Kentucky’s historic preservation legacy
  • Keynote Lunch
  • Main event: Preservation Trailblazers, a fun, freewheeling discussion featuring leaders, advocates and activists from Kentucky’s historic preservation movement
    over five decades: successes, losses, and the evolving role of historic preservation in the 21st century
  • Closing Celebration with live music, food, and a spirited toast to the next 50 years!

Schedule at a Glance


8-9 a.m.Liberty Hall Historic Site/Orlando Brown House

Including continental breakfast and vendor fair on site

Concurrent Sessions

9-10:15 a.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site: “Kentucky Women in Historic House Preservation”

Old State Capitol: “The Archaeological and Cultural Resource Legacy of Preserving Red River Gorge”

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site: “Tourism and Economic Development through the Preservation of Rural Historic Resources”

Old State Capitol: “Section 106 of the NHPA: How One Paragraph Changed the Course of Kentucky’s Future”

Noon-1:30 p.m.Keynote Lunch – Liberty Hall Historic Site

Concurrent Sessions

1:45-3 p.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site: “Archaeology and Historic Sites”

Old State Capitol: “The Evolution and Revitalization of Kentucky’s Main Streets”

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site: Walking Tour: Senator John Brown’s Neighborhood

Old State Capitol: “The National Register of Historic Places: Telling Kentucky’s Stories”

6 p.m.Preservation Trailblazers – The Grand Theatre

Closing Celebration immediately following at Liberty Hall Historic Site. Live Music, food, and spirits!

Registration Fees

$66 early registration by Sept. 23 – in tribute to the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 15, 1966; includes continental breakfast, box lunch, and Closing Celebration.

$85 after Friday, Sept. 23

$25 Preservation Trailblazers and Closing Celebration only.