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Preservation Texas to Host Northeast Texas Regional Event in Tyler

TYLER – Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation, is announcing that the Northeast Texas Regional Preservation Summit will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at the Rose Garden Center in Tyler, Texas. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and registration is open to anyone interested in attending. Lunch will be provided.

The summit aims to educate and empower local preservationists in Northeast Texas. Attendees will hear from a range of regional experts in architecture, history, and preservation, including Texas Historical Commission staff. The program will feature informative sessions on topics such as protecting abandoned historic cemeteries, the benefits of the National Register for historic downtowns, grassroots preservation tips, setting the table for a successful rehabilitation project, and more. Additionally, Preservation Texas’s 2023 Honor Awards will be presented to Northeast Texas award recipients at this event.

Conor Herterich, Preservation Texas’s Tyler-based Northeast Texas Program Officer, expressed his excitement for the event, stating, “The Northeast Texas Regional Preservation Summit is a unique opportunity for us to bring together experts, advocates, and local stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities for historic preservation in the region. We’re thrilled to collaborate with the community in Tyler, a town with a rich history and a commitment to preserving its heritage.”

Tickets for the summit are available now and can be purchased for $40 for Preservation Texas members, $50 for non-members, $60 for first-time members (which includes a complimentary one-year individual membership), or $20 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

About Preservation Texas:
Founded in 1985, Preservation Texas is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to offering a range of statewide preservation programs. Preservation Texas protects historic places through direct investments, grants, and by empowering people and organizations through advocacy, collaboration and education. Learn more at preservation

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