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Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology

Indiana University Department of History

Indiana Landmarks

The DHPA partners with Indiana University and Indiana Landmarks to host the annual Preserving Historic Places: Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference. This statewide conference is the official forum for preservation issues in Indiana.

Relevant session topics are chosen based on the host community. Speakers include nationally known preservationists. The conference features plenary and concurrent sessions, keynote speakers and tours of preservation highlights in the host community.

The 2015 Preserving Historic Places Conference will be April 22-24 in Kokomo

Get off the by-pass and experience Kokomo from glass to gas. Known as “The City of Firsts,” Kokomo features elegant homes, exceptional commercial, social and religious buildings combined with early industries that transport visitors to its Gas Boom glory days. Conference sessions and tours highlight many of the city’s “firsts,” while promoting the role of preservation in creating and sustaining a vibrant community. Make your reservation today for a conference full of new ideas for old places.”

Draft Conference Program

Click here to register

All registrations after April 10 must be done on-site using the “At-the-door” registration price.

Early bird registration by March 1: $150
Student early bird registration by March 1: $75
Registration after March 1: $175
Student registration after March 1: $100
Registration at the door after April 10: $200
Additional luncheon ticket (Wednesday or Friday): $30
Additional awards banquet ticket (Wednesday): $45
Additional Kokomo Opalescent Glass Dinner ticket (Thursday): $50
Workshops: $15

Conference check-in
April 21, 1 – 4 p.m. (Courtyard by Marriott, 411 Kentucky Drive)
April 22-23, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St.)
April 24, 8 a.m. – noon (Central Middle School, 303 E. Superior St.)

Conference locations
Registration at Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St. Free parking available at Grace United Methodist and city parking lots. Meals and sessions located throughout downtown Kokomo.

Courtyard by Marriott
411 Kentucky Drive
Kokomo, IN 46902
(765) 453-0800
Conference rate: $109 per night, not including taxes

To make a reservation, call (765) 453-0800 and use the code “Preserving Historic Places Conference.” Make your reservation early. Reserved conference hotel rooms will be released to the general public on April 1.

Professional education credits
Continuing education sessions for architects are pending and are sponsored and certified by AIA Indiana. Library education units (LEUs) and CEUs for planners are also pending. For more information, call (317) 234-1268. Continuing education credits for realtors, certified by the Indiana Real Estate Commission, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, will be available on Wednesday, April 22 only.

Conference supporters

  • AMEC Foster Wheeler
  • Butler, Fairman & Seufert
  • Indiana University’s Cornelius O’Brien Lecture Series
  • R&B Architects
  • Wild Ostrich Antiques
  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • Ratio Architects
  • Odle McGuire Shook
  • Douglas David Cottage
  • Historic Preservation & Heritage Consulting LLC)