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The Past in Perspective: 2011 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. 2011 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference

Presentations Available - View or Download

Many of you were interested in seeing presentations you missed or reviewing again ones that were particularly helpful to you. We have most presentations available online to either view or download. If you do not see a particular presentation listed, the presenter may not have made materials available. If you are having problems downloading these files and would like the presentations in a different format, please contact Amy Wyatt.

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Friday, September 23

Friday Morning Presentations and Workshops

Itís a New Building, So Why is it Historic?
Jim Draeger
Wisconsin Historical Society
(43 pages, 1.71 MB)

Bridges to Our Past: History, Significance and Case Studies of Bridges
Christina Slattery and Timothy Smith
Mead and Hunt Inc.
(112 pages, 7.63 MB)

Top Ten Ways To Mess Up Your Historic Building
Mark Buechel & Jen Davel
Wisconsin Historical Society
(33 pages, 3.51 MB)

"Wisconsin in The Civil War" A New Digital Collection From The Wisconsin Historical Society
Michael Edmonds
Wisconsin Historical Society
(73 pages, 2.97 MB)

Everybody Wins! Making Money While Fulfilling Your Mission
Jarrod Roll
Monroe County Local History Room and Museum
(53 pages, 2.14 MB)

Basic Training for Historic Preservation Commissioners
Joe DeRose, Rick Bernstein, and Chip Brown
Wisconsin Historical Society

Planning to Preserve
(59 pages, 2.32 MB)

Historic Preservation Law in Wisconsin
(15 pages, 1.52 MB)

Historic Preservation Commissions- The Basics
(9 pages, 492 KB)

Friday Luncheon Presentation

The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan
Michael Edmonds
Wisconsin Historical Society
(62 pages, 4.02 MB)

Friday Afternoon Presentations and Workshops

Wisconsin Historical Society Award Winners
Terry E. Thiessen
New Holstein Historical Society

Timm House Restoration
(59 pages, 2.32 MB)

Spencer L. Robnik
Bayfield Heritage Association, Inc.

Bayfield Heritage Association Exhibit Award
(38 pages, 1.83 MB)

Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard: Children in the Victorian Household
Ann L. Koski
Museum Consultant
(100 pages, 2.35 MB)

The 3 Rís of Volunteer Management
Kristina Clark
Wisconsin Historical Museum
(46 pages, 1.25 MB)

The Delights of the Vintage Garden
Lee Somerville
Landscape Historian
(66 pages, 4.10 MB)

Engaging Students and Youth in the Museum
Beth Lemke, Wisconsin Historical Museum
Jennifer Van Haaften, Old World Wisconsin
(47 pages, 787 KB)

Saturday, September 24

Saturday Morning Presentations and Workshops

Preserving Wisconsinís Civic Legacy: Rehabilitating and Reusing Local Government Properties
Genell Scheurell and Frank Butterfield
National Trust for Historic Preservation
(35 pages, 1.85 MB)

Connecting the Dots:
Getting the most from Archival Research

James Hibbard
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
(41 pages, 3.44 MB)

Quality Exhibits for the Small Museum
Tracy Behrendt
Waupaca Historical Society
(59 pages, 1.35 MB)

Demystifying Metadata: Describing Digital Content
Emily Pfotenhauer
Wisconsin Heritage Online
(37 pages, 1.25 MB)

Saturday Luncheon Presentation

Why History Matters
Susan Brewer
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
(62 pages, 4.02 MB)

About the 2011 Conference

Over 250 presenters and attendees converged to attend the "The Past in Perspective" 2011 annual conference. Each year seems to bring more offerings and activities, and 2011 was no exception. Workshops, activities, networking meetings and tours offered many opportunities. View the complete 2011 Annual Conference Brochure (PDF, 2.60 MB).

Want to see more?

Interested in seeing presentations from past conferences and regional meetings? They are available to view online, print or download.

Mark your calendars for October 24-25, 2014

Don't miss the next Local History and Historic Preservation Conference.




Oct 24-25, 2014

Elkhart Lake

Osthoff Resort
and Conference Center

101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, WI

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