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Education and Training

Conferences and Workshops

To foster collaboration between parks, academic institutions, organizations, and individuals dedicated to historic preservation, the Olmsted Center offers a range of conferences and workshops. Training events offered by the Olmsted Center include:

National and regional conferences that share new ideas in preservation research, planning and management such as

•  Managing urban cultural landscapes
•  Preserving the cultural landscapes of seacoast communities
•  Managing historic trails

Workshops that provide practical sessions on caring for cultural landscapes such as

•  Preserving historic trees
•  Maintaining the interface between historic structures, archeology, and cultural landscapes
•  Caring for historic orchards

Roundtable discussions that encourage multidisciplinary dialogues include

•  Demystifying and applying preservation concepts to cultural landscapes
•  Managing the character of cultural landscapes

Conferences, workshops, and other training events coordinated by the Olmsted Center are typically scheduled for three to five days and open to practitioners throughout the preservation community.



(Photo) Valley Forge Historic Trails Workshop, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania