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PMN 2010: Main Street is Back!

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Emily Northey, from the Minnesota Main Street Program Coordinator and Linda Pate, from the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office

Emily Northey, from the Minnesota Main Street Program Coordinator and Linda Pate, from the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office

The following is a session presented at the 2010 Preserve Minnesota Conference. Minnesota Main Street re-launched in Spring 2010 to assist communities revitalizing their traditional commercial districts. Four communities were competitively selected to become Designated MN Main Street programs. These communities use the Main Street Four-Point Approach® of Promotion, Design, Economic Restructuring, and Organization to comprehensively improve their downtown districts attracting residents, visitors, and businesses back to Main Street. In this session you’ll learn about how these four points work together while based on a foundation of historic preservation, local self-help, and coordinated volunteers.
Emily Northey, from the Minnesota Main Street Program Coordinator and Linda Pate, from the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office present.

PMN 2010: 02-House History: Some Assembly Required

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Tracey Baker, Assistant Head of Reference, Minnesota Historical Society

Tracey Baker, Assistant Head of Reference, Minnesota Historical Society

Part 2 of  a session presented at the 2010 Preserve Minnesota Conference.  Tracey Baker, Assistant Head of Reference, Minnesota Historical Society presents.

When was your house built and by whom? How much did it cost to build? What did the original owners do for a living? Where were they from? What did your home look like 100 years ago? By researching the history of your house it may be possible to answer some of these questions.

PMN 2010: 01-House History: Some Assembly Required

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Mary Warner talking about Researching your homes history

Mary Warner, Museum Manager at the Morrison County Historical Society

Part 1 of  a session presented at the 2010 Preserve Minnesota Conference.  In this part Mary Warner, Museum Manager at the Morrison County Historical Society discusses the variety of resources to help you document the history of your house or building.

When was your house built and by whom? How much did it cost to build? What did the original owners do for a living? Where were they from? What did your home look like 100 years ago? By researching the history of your house it may be possible to answer some of these questions.

PMN 2010: Buying Time for Heritage: How to Save an Endangered Historic Property (Enhanced)

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The following enhanced podcast features Myrick Howard, the keynote speaker at the 2010 Preserve Minnesota Conference in Winona, Minnesota. Myrick Howard, President of Preservation North Carolina (PNC) for the past 32 years, talks about how the PNC has creatively employed common real estate strategies to save more than 500 endangered historic properties from destruction.

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PMN 2010: (Audio only) Buying Time for Heritage: How to Save an Endangered Historic Property

Friday, October 29th, 2010