The State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to offer a special opportunity to college and university students who attend Our Sense of Place: Oklahoma’s 25th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference to be held June 5-7 in downtown Perry (full conference registration and program details available in late April).
The SHPO encourages college and university students planning preservation-related careers to attend the conference. So, we are offering twenty (20) scholarships on a first-come basis to those who qualify. The scholarship covers the conference registration fee, and the application deadline is 5:00pm, Friday, May 10. For details, click here, and for an application form, click here, or contact Melvena Heisch, Deputy SHPO, at 405/522-4484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Sessions Brief Overview:
The three concurrent tracks of sessions will focus on the buildings, structures, sites, districts, objects, and landscapes that provide a sense of orientation; a sense of place to Oklahomans. TRACK A: Homes and Hometowns features the neighborhoods, individual houses, commercial buildings, sacred places, and other properties that define the unique character of our communities. TRACK B: Technologies and Techniques explores how preservationists use current technology and preservation techniques to share information, adapt historic buildings for new uses, and protect all types of properties for future generations. TRACK C: Landmarks and Landscapes examines the vernacular and designed landscapes and the icons that connect Oklahomans to the places they call home.
Special events include the Plenary Session, opening reception in the courthouse square; local tours; Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.’s annual meeting and luncheon; and the State Historic Preservation Office’s annual awards banquet.