Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM CDT
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Historic Hotel Bentley 
200 DeSoto Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

Driving Directions 


Sherry McInnis 
Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation 

Lodging Options


Hotel Bentley
200 DeSoto Street
Alexandria, LA  71301
  (Room Block Agreement)

Holiday Inn Alexandria - Downtown
701 4th Street
Alexandria, LA  71301
Hotel Website 

Courtyard by Marriott
3830 Alexandria Mall Drive
Alexandria, LA  71301
Hotel Website

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2830 South MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA  71303 
Hotel Website

TownePlace Suites
3810 Alexandria Mall Drive
Alexandria, LA  71301
Hotel Website 

     Registration Deadline is Friday, May 12!

Conference Sponsors

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation

Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation

Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority

Conference Agenda


Thursday, May 18, 2017

1:00-5:00  Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Seminar:  The Deeper Cuts
The Gem, 1014 3rd Street, Suite A

This four-hour seminar will explore advanced topics of the historic rehabilitation taxcredit program, discuss the latest in best practices and answer your in-depth questions.  Current industry news and potential changes to federal and state tax policies will also be discussed.  


7:00-10:00  Hotel Bentley Soiree (by reservation)
Hotel Bentley Grand Ballroom

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks
Dress "smart casual" 


Friday, May 19, 2017

8:00-9:00  Registration
Hotel Bentley Lobby

9:00-10:00  Opening Session
Hotel Bentley Grand Ballroom


Dr. Dan Seymour, Board President
Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation

Introduction of Co-Hosts:

Kristin Sanders, Interim Assistant Secretary
Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

Charlie Charrier, President
Historical Association of Central Louisiana

Clifford J. Moller, Executive Director
Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority

Welcome Addresses:

The Honorable Jacques Roy, Mayor
City of Alexandria

The Honorable William H. Nungesser, Lieutenant Governor
State of Louisiana

Keynote Address:

Dr. Eugene D. Cizeck, FAIA, Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Adjunct Professor, Tulane University School of Architecture 

"Movement to Revitalize Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans"

Three Concurrent Sessions with Three Separate Tracks:

Track 1:  Main Street Communities

Track 2:  Local Preservation

Track 3:  Preservation Tools

10:15-11:15  Concurrent Sessions

Track 1:  Clearing the Hurdles:  Identifying & Working with Lead Paint, Asbestos & Underground Storage Tanks at Historic Sites

Track 2:  Grassroots Preservation of a Local Icon - Saving the Dairy Barn at Buhlow Lake

Track 3:  Mid-Century Modern in Alexandria

11:30-12:30  Concurrent Sessions

Track 1:  Planning Makes Perfect:  Louisiana Laws, Rules & Codes That Apply to the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures

Track 2:  Working with the Media, Your Historic Home or Building Has a Story Just Waiting to be Told

Track 3:  Revolving Funds & Easements

12:30-1:45  Luncheon
Hotel Bentley Grand Ballroom

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Meeting

Presiding:  Dr. Dan Seymour, Board President

2017 Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Preservation Awards

Brian Davis, Executive Director

Shared Legacies in Louisiana's Natural Heritage Areas:  Connecting People, Traditions and Landscapes

Rebecca Blankenbaker, Cane River National Heritage Area

Ashley Herrick, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

1:45-2:45  Concurrent Sessions

Track 1:  Preparing Before a Big Event

Track 2:  Challenges and Successes of Local Preservation Groups

Track 3:  Cemeteries, Care and Repair of Ornamental Cast Iron

3:00-5:00  Self-Guided Tours

Cemetery Tour - The Historic Rapides Cemetery
201 Hattie Street, Pineville 

Screening of Acadian Brown Cotton
The Kent House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria

Mid-Century Modern District Tour
Alexandria Post-War Suburbs National Register Historic District 

                             Registration Deadline is Friday, May 12!