Register today for Preservation Leadership Training© (PLT) Capstone: Preserving History, Building Community in Birmingham. Working from the A.G. Gaston Motel’s redevelopment planning and from shared-use concepts developed at other locations, participants will learn how to integrate interpretative and commercial activities to sustain their preservation projects during this place-based, collaborative training June 25-30 in Birmingham, AL. Applications due May 1 (scholarships available).
“PLT: Capstone was beyond doubt the best training program I have ever experienced. The experience gave me a new perspective and changed my way of thinking about how I do my work. Landmarks will function much more highly with the knowledge I have gained.” - 2012 PLT Capstone Participant, Brent Runyon, Executive Director, Providence Preservation Society
What to expect: During the week, participants will gain the tools to advance their preservation projects and enable them to become stronger advocates for their communities. Specifically, they will gain skills in the areas of community outreach, strategies for building preservation, understanding the development process, and interpretation strategies.
Who should apply: Applicants should include preservation professionals, members of preservation commissions, community development corporations, those working with or interested in interpreting house museums and historic sites, and those with a passion for working with diverse sites and promoting inclusion in historic preservation.
Application process: Due to the limited class size, participation is by application only.
Registration: A limited number of registration scholarships are available through the generous support of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Partial registration scholarships may also be available. Applicants will receive notification of status and acceptance the week of May 8. If applicants do not receive a scholarship, registration fees start at $1.600.
This program is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Park Service, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.