Historic preservation conference in FF [UPDATED]Published 9:25am Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Updated 11:26am Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Historic preservation will be on the minds of many in Fergus Falls this Thursday and Friday when the Minnesota Historical Society visits the city for its annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference.
Though it’s too late to register online or by mail, representatives of MHS said that a limited number of walk-in registrations would be welcome. However, food for late registrants is not guaranteed.
Two sessions are free and open to the public, regardless of registration. On Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m. at A Center for the Arts, Barbara Campagna, a long-time architect with experience in restoring historic buildings, is giving a talk on “The Perfect Match: Sustainability and Preservation.” On Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m., there will be a screening and panel discussion of the film “The Greenest Building.” Local supporters of the Regional Treatment Center’s preservation are encouraging residents with interest in the RTC to attend.
The MHS did not give out specifics on same-day registration, but the pre-registration cost $100 for both days or $70 for one day, with discounts for students and MHS members.
The conference will cover a variety of preservation topics, and tours of Fergus Falls’ many historic sites will also be offered. Also, at a time when the RTC will be frequently discussed, some local residents have organized a free community forum at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in The Spot called “How Do You Solve A Problem Like The RTC?”
For more information about the MHS event, visit www.mnhs.org/preservemn, and for more information about the forum, visit tinyurl.com/8vnl6ez.