Historic preservation symposium to take place in Dover, Del. on June 26, 2019
(DOVER, Del.—June 5, 2019)—The Delaware State Historic Preservation Office, in collaboration with preservation partners Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion and Preservation Delaware, invites the public to attend a special historic preservation symposium. As part of the day’s activities, speakers from the National Park Service and the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office will discuss disaster preparedness, issues regarding elevating historic properties in flood-prone areas and National Register of Historic Places nominations.
The symposium will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the Delaware Room of the Delaware Public Archives located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover, Del. Admission is free, but, due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office at 302-736-7400. The office is open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reservations are due by June 19, 2019.
Tim Slavin, Delaware State Historic Preservation Officer and Director, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
“Using Criterion A in National Register of Historic Places Nominations”
Lisa Deline, Architectural Historian, National Park Service
Ms. Deline, reviewer of Delaware nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, will provide updated information about the effective use of Criterion A which represents the quality of significance present in historic properties that are associated with events important to broad patterns of American history.
Question and answer session with Lisa Deline
“Lessons Learned: Prepare Now for Future Weather Events”
Reid Thomas, Restoration Specialist, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Mr. Thomas will showcase some of the weather-related situations that he encountered during his 29 years of service within the northeastern region of North Carolina.
Question and answer session with Reid Thomas
Lunch on your own
List of restaurants and map to be provided.
“The Ups and Down of Elevation: Case Studies of the Elevation of Historic Buildings in North Carolina”
John Wood, Preservation/Restoration Specialist, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Mr. Wood will discuss his extensive experience in historic preservation and restoration projects within the southeastern region of North Carolina.
Question and answer session with John Wood
Reception at the John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover
The Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion will host an informal get together after the symposium.
Administered as a museum by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the John Dickinson Plantation, Delaware’s first National Historic Landmark, was the childhood home of John Dickinson, a founding father of the United States, a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution and “Penman of the Revolution.” The museum is a partner site in both the First State National Historical Park and the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is an agency of the State of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history and heritage. The division’s diverse array of services includes operation of five museums, administration of the State Historic Preservation Office, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections, operation of a conference center and management of historic properties across the state. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.