Registration is now open for the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation. Through expert presentations, workshops, and virtual tours, participants will learn new ways to save Iowa’s past for the future. The conference will be entirely online. This year’s summit is co-hosted by Council Bluffs and the State Historic Preservation Office, a part of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
The 2021 theme, “The Trail Ahead,” looks two ways at once: Back to Council Bluffs’ colorful history as a trailhead for explorers and settlers, and forward to a bright future where Iowa communities use their history to create a unique sense of place and shared identity. The three-day program starts with a keynote address and awards ceremony, continues with an array of breakout webinars, and wraps up a round of how-to sessions. The registration fee is $25 per person. All registrants will receive links to participate via Zoom.More Information