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Fall Quarterly Workshop
Echoes of the Past, Vision for the Future: The Vitality of Historic Preservation

November 9, 2023

Workshop Information

Date & Time: November 9, 2023 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Montgomery Bank Conference & Training Center*, 526 W. Main Street, Jackson, MO 63755
*Free parking on-site.

Downtown main streets often have historical significance as the heart of a community’s identity and culture. Preserving historic buildings and structures helps maintain a sense of continuity with the past, allowing residents and visitors to connect with the history and heritage of the area. Well-preserved historic downtowns can attract increased economic activity. Heritage tourism, which involves visitors coming to experience historical and cultural attractions, can bring in revenue to local businesses, hotels, and restaurants. The preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings can also spur economic development by providing spaces for new businesses, offices, and housing. This workshop will provide training on the following topics: preservation planning, preservation incentives and benefits, and identifying and designating historic resources. Participants will receive AIA and APA continuing education credits.



Michelle M. McCullough moved to Winston-Salem in 2003 to begin a career with the City and County in Historic Preservation after finishing her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Michelle has an undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance and Political Economy. Passionate about architecture and history, Forsyth County was a natural fit. Through her career she has staffed the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission assisting with the communities Historic or Historic Overlay Districts and Local Historic Landmarks. However, her greatest talents are seen when she works on larger projects such as organizing opening events for the Winston-Salem Centennial Celebration in 2013; administering the architectural survey update for Winston-Salem and the publication of Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage by Heather Fearnbach; Historic Preservation Month calendar each year in May; and working on special projects encouraging community members to save lesser known buildings and history.

Robin Zeigler is the historic zoning administrator for the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission. Previously, she served as senior historic preservation planner for the Planning Division of the Salt Lake City Corporation, and the preservation planner with the City County Planning Commission of Warren County, Kentucky. Her experience includes policy development, procedural improvements, commission support, legislation drafting, design guideline creation, and architectural resource surveys. She created and presented a certified preservation course for Realtors in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, and West Virginia. She is also a trainer for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and a former board member of the organization. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Public History Program where she worked for the Center for Historic Preservation. 


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Registration is $100 per person for Missouri Main Street members. $200 for non-members. After Nov. 1st, add $50.

All cancelations/refunds must be submitted in writing. Cancelations after November 1st are not refundable.


Hotel Information:

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
3003 S. Old Orchard Road
Jackson, MO 63755 
Room Block rate is $119 until October 15.
Call 573-987-5501 for reservations. 


This workshop is brought to you by: 





The quarterly workshop training is a private and public partnership with Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA Rural Development, Missouri State Historic Preservation Office, Karen Bode Baxter: Preservation Specialist, Greater St. Louis Inc., St. Louis Development Corporation, and MMSC. 


This workshop was produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, of the U.S. Government and Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior or the Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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