PSU and N.H. Preservation Alliance Host Historic Preservation Conference March 22

PLYMOUTH — Community leaders are gathering in Plymouth on March 22 for the biennial statewide preservation conference, Historic Buildings for the Next Century: Preservation's Role in a Sustainable Future.
The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance in partnership with Plymouth State University. Featured topics include new business models for historic sites, effective strategies for public participation in development projects, preservation solutions for mid-20th century buildings and recent student work.
Governor Maggie Hassan will address the group. Preservation advocates, community planners, architects, and leaders of heritage and historic district commissions, as well as staff and volunteers who work in museums, historic sites and historical societies are invited to attend.
The Preservation Alliance chose Plymouth as the location of the conference to highlight preservation activity in the town and at Plymouth State University. PSU's College of Graduate Studies now offers a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, and students and faculty will be presenters in several conference sessions. Historic Preservation faculty member and Interim Director of the Center for Rural Partnerships Ben Amsden said the conference reflects Plymouth State University's commitment to statewide historic preservation efforts.