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Preservation Education Conference


July 15 - July 16, 2014

Natchitoches, LA

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Kirk Cordell and Andrew Ferrell lead a discussion on preservation trades.

Kirk Cordell and Andrew Ferrell lead a discussion on preservation trades.

On July 15-16, 2014, the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) and the Friends of NCPTT will hold a conference on preservation education at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana.

NCPE has over fifty member institutions located across the United States. These academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields have educated thousands of students, many of whom have developed professional careers as professional historic preservation leaders working for local, state, federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations and in the private sector in the US and elsewhere in the world.

Please join the NCPE Executive Committee, preservation educators, and students to explore topics of shared interest. The program begins with a welcome reception on the evening of Monday, July 14th, followed by a day of informal papers and panel discussions led by faculty and students.

The second full day of the conference will include tours of the NCPTT facility and site visits to nearby Cane River Creole National Heritage Area with NCPTT staff to discuss the area’s cultural resources and how they comprise a “living laboratory” for their work.

 The Full Conference Schedule can be downloaded here.

Presentation Sessions

Session 1. Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Moderator: Lauren Bricker

Frances Gale, University of Texas at Austin
The University Campus as Learning Laboratory

Rebecca J. Sheppard and Catherine Morrissey, University of Delaware
From Theses to Capstone Experiences: Engaging Students in Community-Based Preservation

Session 2.  Reimagining Fieldwork in the Curriculum
Moderator: Mary Striegel

Carter Hudgins and Amalia Leifeste, Clemson University/College of Charleston
The Documentation Course: Beyond Drawing

Carolina Manrique and Robert Warden, Texas A&M University
Technology, Preservation Education, and Managing Change in the Alamo

Session 3. Bringing Preservation Education Into the Digital World
Moderator: Kirk Cordell

David Ames and Molly Iker, University of Delaware
Application of Digital Photography and flickr in a Graduate Preservation Program

Andrea Livi Smith and Tasha Horton, University of Mary Washington
The Use of Infographics in Preservation Planning

Session 4. Crafting Preservation Education Abroad
Moderator: Michael Tomlan

Jeffrey M. Chusid, Cornell University
All Preservation is Local, Except…: Reflections on Conducting Preservation Coursework Abroad

Robert W. Ogle and William C. S. Remsen, Boston Architectural College
Preservation Education Challenge: Establishing Heritage Curricula and Professional Practice in Emerging South Asia Democracies, Pakistan–A Case Study

Session 5. Creating New Strategies for Documenting Places and Their History
Moderator: Cary Goetcheus

Dustin Fuqua, Cane River Creole National Historical Park
An Unlikely Paper Trail: Identifying the Sites and Inhabitants of the Tenant Quarters Community at Magnolia Plantation

John H. Stubbs, Tulane University
Documenting Preservation History Through Education: The New Orleans Preservation Timeline Project


Registration & Conference Fee

Register NowIn an effort to make this as accessible to as many participants as possible, there is a $60.00 registration fee to attend the conference to cover the cost of several meals during the course of the conference. For planning purposes, the closest airports to NCPTT are Alexandria International Airport in Alexandria, LA or Shreveport Regional Airport, in Shreveport, LA. Each will require a car rental, as there are not public transportation options, but we will help to link participants interested in sharing transportation. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a third option, though there is 4.5 hour driving distance to Natchitoches. Here is a list of nearby accommodations for your reference. Check back soon for more information and details on registration.

We hope you will join us in historic Natchitoches this summer!

NCPTT Refund Policy

Since workshops and conferences fill quickly, please sign up as early as possible. If you need to withdraw from an event, you must inform us in writing via email or fax. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to an event will be fully refunded less a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the event, so please take this into account when you sign up for a workshop or conference.

In the unlikely event that NCPTT must cancel an event, you may choose to receive a full refund of the registration fee or a credit for a future NCPTT event.

Lodging in Natchitoches

Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins, & Guest Houses, Within the Historic District

*Andrew Morris House
422 Second Street
Telephone: (318) 352-9206
Toll Free: (800) 441-8343

Chez des Amis B&B
910 rue Washington
Telephone: (318) 352-2647

Ducournau Townhouse
752 Front Street
Telephone: (318) 352-1774

Green Gables & Camellia Cottage
201 Pine Street
Telephone: (318) 352-5580

Jefferson House B&B
229 rue Jefferson
Telephone: (318) 352-5834
Toll Free: (866) 254-7279

Jefferson Street Townhouse
230 rue Jefferson
Telephone: (318) 352-3957
Telephone: (318) 729-7700

*Judge Porter House
321 Second Street
Telephone: (318) 352-9206
Toll Free: (800) 441-8343

*Queen Anne B&B
125 Pine Street
Telephone: (318) 352-9206

Rusca House B&B
124 rue Poete
Telephone: (318) 356-7118
Toll Free: (866) 531-0898

Samuel Guy House B&B
309 Pine Street
Telephone: (318) 354-1080
Toll Free: (800) 984-1080

Steel Magnolia House
320 rue Jefferson
Telephone: (318) 238-2585
Toll Free: (888) 346-4095

Sweet Cane Inn
926 Washington Street
Telephone: (225) 226-8820

Vera’s Guest House
907 rue Washington
Telephone: (318) 609-0110

*Violet Hill B&B
917 rue Washington
Telephone: (318) 357-0858
Toll Free: (866) 357-0858

Hotels in the Historic District

Church Street Inn
120 Church Street
Telephone: (318) 238-8888
Toll Free: (800) 668-9298

Other Lodging options

Best Western Natchitoches Inn
5131 University Parkway
Telephone: (318) 352-6655
Toll Free: (800) 528-1234

Comfort Suites Natchitoches
151 Hayes Avenue
Telephone: (318) 228-8816
Toll Free: (877) 424-6423

Econo Lodge & Suites
5335 University Parkway
Telephone: (318) 214-0700
Toll Free: (800) 4-CHOICE
Hampton Inn
5300 University Parkway
Telephone: (318) 354-0010
Toll Free: (800) HAMPTON

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
5137 University Parkway
Telephone: (318) 354-9911
Toll Free: (800) HOLIDAY

Quality Inn Natchitoches
5362 University Parkway
Telephone: (318) 352-7500
Toll Free: (888) 4-CHOICE

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645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

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