When and Where

Friday May 30, 2014
8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Historic Orange County Courthouse
North Churton Street at East King Street
Hillsborough, NC  27278


Cheri Szcodronski 
Preservation Chapel Hill 

Peter Sandbeck
Orange County Cultural Resources Coordinator


The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill
$149 per night in Preservation Symposium Block
(800) 962-8519
Reserve by April 30, 2014 for the event rate

Sheraton Hotel
1 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill
$99.00 per night in Preservation Symposium Block
(919) 969-2174 or (800) 325-3535
Reserve by April 30, 2014 for the event rate


Roots of the Piedmont    History and Preservation in Central NC


Preservation Chapel Hill and the Orange County Historic Preservation Commission are pleased to host the first annual Preservation Symposium in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, North Carolina, May 30-31, 2014. The symposium aims to bring together preservation professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, preservation commission members, and the interested public to discuss historic preservation issues in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The symposium will provide opportunities for professional training, as well as topics of interest to the grassroots preservationist.

This year, the theme of the symposium will be THIS PLACE MATTERS. The program is focused on fostering a sense of place between and within communities, local governments, grassroots organizations, and preservation professionals. Preservationists need tools in order to effectively balance the need for economic growth with the desire to preserve historic resources, and often preservation initiatives begin with a strong sense of place among community members. This will be an opportunity for preservationists of all backgrounds to come together to network with colleagues from across the region, brainstorm the challenges they face in their communities, and celebrate the successes of preservation efforts in Central North Carolina.

Special thanks to the following sponsors:
Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau
Florence & James Peacock
Orange County Historic Preservation Commission

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
The Kenan Foundation

Additional support provided by:
NC Historic Preservation Office
Preservation North Carolina
Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

Tours provided by:
Ackland Art Museum

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
Burwell School Historic Site
The Jackson Center for Making & Saving History
NC Botanical Garden
Orange County Historic Museum
Preservation Chapel Hill

Preservation Fund of Hillsborough
Steve Peck
UNC Visitors Center

University of North Carolina Press
UNC-Greensboro Department of Interior Architecture
Edgecombe Community College Historic Preservation Technology Program