Register for the 2021 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, September 23-24

Sara Zewde and Lawana Holland-Moore headline the two-day conference

Register for the 2021 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, September 23-24


Preservation Massachusetts (PMI) presents the two-day virtual Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference this year on Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, 2021. The event includes live speakers and panel discussions, along with on-demand presentations from partner organizations across the Commonwealth.  To see the program and register, visit the PMI’s website.

Keynote Speaker Sara Zewde

On Thursday, the event begins with keynote speaker Sara Zewde of Harvard University on the effects of urban development, climate change, and social and political tensions on cultural landscape design.

Lawana Holland-Moore, Program Officer of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will kick off Friday’s program with “Preservation as an Act of Reclamation.”

Additional presentations include:

  • Elevating the Works of New England Women Architects
  • Endangered Places: Speedway Reuse Case Study
  • Funding Your Historic Preservation Project
  • Documenting and Evaluating Urban Renewal Resources
  • Barn Restoration Basics
  • An Introduction to MACRIS Maps
  • Local History of Former Railroads across Massachusetts
  • Balancing Preservation with Sustainability and Housing Needs
  • Project Development 101
  • Current Issues and Challenges with Tax Credits
  • Maud Brodrick: a Woman with An Enduring Vision


The event is organized by Preservation Massachusetts and many generous supporters, including Headline Sponsor WinnCompanies. Visit for details and conference registration.  A $25 registration fee covers both day’s live sessions and access to recordings.