Field Services

This year’s Missouri Preservation Conference in Boonville is shaping up to be one of our best.

Our Field Services Committee will be offering a special full-day Historic Storefront Renovation workshop to be held during the Conference on Friday, September 20.  

Click here for information on the workshop.

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Please click here to go to our dedicated conference web site and register!

FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Missouri Preservation’s Field Service Program and
Cathedral Stone Products 
Present a Hands-On Training Opportunity:
 

CARE, RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF HISTORIC MASONRY

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THURSDAY OR FRIDAY

MARCH 13 & 14, 2013

 

TWO ONE-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS 

MATERIALS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE MIXTURE AND POINTING FOR BRICK SURFACES, CLEANING AND REPAIR OF BRICK, LIMESTONE, SANDSTONE AND TERRA COTTA

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BOTH ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS START AT 10:00 A.M. AND CONCLUDE AT 2:00 P.M.

 

WORKSHOP LOCATION:

 

THE LEMP BREWERY COMPLEX

3410 LEMP AVENUE – UNIT 22A

ST. LOUIS, MO 63118

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TUITION PRICES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS AND LUNCHES
 
REGISTRATION FEE IS $75 AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER MARCH 8, 2013
 
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO TWELVE PERSONS PER DAY AND INCLUDES LUNCH. THE MARCH 14WORKSHOP WILL NOT BE BOOKED UNTIL THEMARCH 13 HAS FILLED UP.
 
FIND THE REGISTRATION MAIL-IN FORM ATTACHED TO THIS DOCUMENT OR
 
 
OR
 
CALL TO REGISTER AT 314.691.1941
OR 
660.882.5946
Thanks to Richardson Masonry for Use of the Workshop Space
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ELIGIBLE FOR AIA C.E. CREDITS
 

MISSOURI PRESERVATION’S FIELD SERVICES PROGRAM

Our Field Services Program began in August of 2008 through a Partners in the Field Challenge Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.   The grant, which was made possible through Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust, provided a 50% match to Missouri Preservation’s own fundraising efforts to establish the program and provide field services on the ground in our local communities for a three year period.

Our Field Services program has been very successful in bringing “boots on the ground” to scores of Missouri communities wishing to preserve the historic built environment and save places that matter in these first years.  Our focus in this endeavor has been in four primary ways: education and outreach, technical assistance, program delivery, and identification of emerging issues.  Our Field Representative has traveled to every corner of the state in delivering these services to Missouri residents, and at the end of the initial grant period provided a report to our donors outlining our successes entitled,  Missouri’s Partners in the Field Program: Protecting Places That Matter, 2009-2011

Some of the many ways in which our Field Representative has worked to preserve Missouri place and community for future generations:

  • Conducted workshops and presentations throughout the state aimed at making preservation an economic development tool
  • Invigorated a Local Liaisons Program to create an informational conduit between our preservation organization and individual communities across the state of Missouri
  • Initiated the founding of the state’s first organization aimed at protecting rural historic resources: the Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network.  This organization has already partnered with the State Historic Preservation Office to develop materials that can be used by both entities establishing Missouri’s first statewide rural/farmstead survey.  Also visit the barn alliance on Facebook.
  • Initiated a Missouri Preservation conference session on advocacy for historic bridges, bringing a new audience to historic preservation and helping to pave the way for the formation of a statewide Missouri Bridge Alliance
  • Increased the number of clients reached by electronic media by increasing membership to our list-serve (200+ members) and by starting a Facebook social networking page (1,000+ friends).
  • Began regular communication with our preservation advocates by publishing a Local Liaisons Newsletter and “Where is Bill?” which is an online travelogue of the field representatives activities in Missouri
  • Encouraged the establishment and expansion of historic districts in Missouri, through both the National Register of Historic places and local historic district recognition programs and ordinances
  • Appeared in person at many local meetings and hearings in Missouri to advocate for preservation of our important historic resources
  • Worked actively with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to encourage more applications for NTHP grants, thereby increasing the numbers of successful projects and dollars for preservation in Missouri
  • Responded to hundreds of requests for technical assistance and information from throughout the state
  • Successfully contributed to programming efforts at Missouri Preservation, specifically the Most Endangered Historic Places Program, the Preservation Honor Awards Program and the annual Preservation Conference
  • Worked with national and statewide organizations such as the National Trust, the State Historic Preservation Office, the State Historical Society of Missouri, and others, to get information out to our citizens about important programs and activities to support historic preservation in Missouri
  • Partnered with a Truman State University intern to get many images and information in an African-American historic places survey digitized for use by the public, worked toward establishment of a formal listing of African-American historic sites in Missouri  for self-guided discovery tour
  • Has been physically present in 102 of Missouri’s 114 counties, traveling the state’s roads, meeting the state’s people and documenting and helping to preserve historic resources along the way

Our Field Representative can assist you in your quest to preserve important historic resources in your community.  We can provide a speaker for your upcoming event or to speak  to your county elected officials about preservation issues.  We might be able to help you identify funding for your local preservation project and find a mentor who has recently undertaken a similar project in their own community.  To inquire about our field services, call (314)691-1941 or email our  Field Representative Bill Hart at mpfieldservices@yahoo.com. We are thankful to our our local Charter Partners in Missouri, who provided 50% program’s cost for the first three years:

A Generous Anonymous Donor

William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank Trustee

McGowan Brothers Development

Roberts Brothers Companies

Meet Bill Hart,  Field Representative for Missouri Preservation. 

Bill is a preservation professional covering Missouri statewide representing Missouri Preservation and its varioius programs.  Contact Bill by email at: mpfieldservices@yahoo.com or by cell phone at (314) 691-1941. He can also be contacted through the Statewide Office at (573) 443-5946.

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