Virtual Sessions

Preserving Historic Places Virtual Series

In lieu of an in-person conference in 2020, Preserving Historic Places offers a series of free virtual sessions on a variety of preservation topics.

Avriel Shull Thornhurst

Upcoming Events

August 20, 2020
12 p.m. EDT
Code Enforcement during COVID (or how I learned to live in a Prius)

Steve Szaday, housing inspector with the City of South Bend offers his suggestions on dealing with the five stages of code enforcement during the pandemic: denial, anger, bargaining, empathy, and hope.

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Past Events

July 30, 2020
Preservation Action

Russ Carnahan, president of national grassroots lobbying group Preservation Action, and Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks, share the latest in historic preservation legislation and answer your questions about federal and state legislative issues. 

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July 9, 2020
The Mod Squad

Archivists Jordan Ryan and Maire Gurevitz give a virtual talk diving into the cool Mid-Century Modern collections of the William Henry Smith Library at the Indiana Historical Society. Using the collections of the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Family, Woollen, Molzan, and Partners, and Avriel Shull, they consider the ways in which modern architecture is inherently Midwestern and how our culture may have influenced a propensity for modernistic projects in Central Indiana. Who knew Hoosiers were so hip?

View Mid-Century Modern Resources.