Preservation Chapel Hill

Preservation Symposium

Roots of the Piedmont

History and Preservation in Central NC


Preservation Chapel Hill is pleased to partner with the Orange County Historic Preservation Commission and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough to host the first annual Preservation Symposium in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, North Carolina, May 30-31, 2014. The symposium will 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.


Advance Registration (through May 27)

Friday Only: $20 (includes CLG Training Workshop and Keynote Address)

Saturday Only: $20

Full Registration: $30


Online Registration will close May 27th. On-site registration will be available.

Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Preservation Chapel Hill

The Kenan Foundation

Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau

Florence & James Peacock

James Webb Trust


Orange County Historic Preservation Commission

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough


Additional support provided by:

NC State 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

Orange County Historical Museum

Preservation Chapel Hill

Preservation Fund of Hillsborough

Steve Peck

University of North Carolina Visitors Center



Edgecombe Community College Historic Preservation Technology Program

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

Stagville State Historic Site

University of North Carolina Press

UNC-Greensboro Department of Interior Architecture




Need a place to stay? We have courtesy blocks at the following hotels:


Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill

Reservation Phone: 1-800-962-8519    Mention "Preservation Symposium Room Block"

Reservation Link    Enter Code "411883"

$149/night single or $169/night double


Sheraton Chapel Hill

1 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill

Reservation Phone: 919-969-2174 or 1-800-325-3535   Mention "Preservation Chapel Hill Rate"


Reserve by April 30, 2014