Conference Program

Thursday, April 20

6:00pm Early Bird Dinner, Hotel Marshfield (for those arriving on Thursday)

Friday, April 21

8:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Vendor Exhibits

9:00am Welcome to  Conference Wm. Jason Flatt, WAHPC President

9:05am Welcome to Marshfield Lois TeStrake, Mayor for the City of Marshfield

9:10am Session 1 – “The National Register Program: the ABCs and Ds” step-by-step process, benefits, grants, consultants, timeline, cost versus Local Landmark Elizabeth Hilton

10:00am Session 2 – “Design Guidelines: Illustrations Matter” developing the process from very small towns to large cities Heather Bailey

10:50am Break/Vendor Exhibits Open

11:00am Session 3 – “How to Develop and Implement a Historic Preservation Plan” provide a framework and process to set goals, timelines, budget and how to set a HP Plan in motion that is realistic to implement Jeff Hintz, Planning Manager, Steven Madsen and Michelle Cook, Associate Planners, City of Racine

12:00pm Lunch/Vendor Exhibits Open, Q&A Session 3, “History of the Chestnut Center for the Arts” Bridget O’Brien

12:40pm Session 4—“Archaeology in Our Community” a survey may reveal another layer of history Amy Rosebrough

1:40pm Session 5—“Grants for Planning and Planning for Grants – an Overview of the CLG Grant Application Process ” benefits, grants, consultants, timeline, cost, single property & districts Jason Tish
2:20pm Break/Vendor Exhibits Open

2:30pm Session 6 – “Post War Public Housing Becomes Historic and Eligible” Wm. Jason Flatt

3:15pm Session 7 – “SHPO Updates for Wisconsin” news and scoops from Wisconsin’s Chief Historic Preservation Officer Daina Penkiunas

4:00pm “WAHPC AWARDS Presentation” Gene Hackbarth

Immediately following the WAHPC Awards Presentation will be the short annual meeting and election of Board of Directors members.

6:00pm Dinner – Friday Night Fish Fry at Blue Heron BrewPub, 108 W. 9th Street (Free for attendees)
“Celebrating a City’s Sequicentennial” ideas from Marshfield’s Celebration Vickie Schnitzler

Saturday, April 22

Complimentary Breakfast on your own at Hotel Marshfield or one of Marshfield’s Downtown Historic Building Restaurants:

* The Kitchen Table, 118 E. 3rd Street,

* The Daily Grind, 236 S. Central Avenue,

* Uptown Coffee Company, 121 S. Central Av-enue,

* Nutz Deep II, 809 S. Central Avenue,

* 2-1/2 Cups Cupcakery & Bake Shop, 126 S. Central Avenue,

8:00am Registration/Vendor Exhibits

9:00am Session 1 – “Church Architecture” Why preserve and nominate churches? Daina Penkiunas

9:45am Session 2 – “Being a Part of Marshfield’s Downtown Revitalization!” Chris & Erin Howard, Owners of Howard Properties & Development

10:15am Break & Board Tour Bus

10:30am Tour of Marshfield Historic Districts

* Upham Historic District

* West 5th & 6th Street Historic District

* Park Street Historic District

* Central Avenue Historic District Don Schnitzler

* Howard Properties Erin & Chris Howard

12:30pm Lunch/Sharing Time Pizza and Salad Buffet Scotty’s Pizza & Chicken, 100 S. Chestnut Avenue

1:15pm Tour of Marshfield Historic Districts (continued)

* Pleasant Hill Historic District

* The World’s Largest Round Barn Don Schnitzler

1:40pm Return to Chestnut Center for the Arts/End of Conference

One additional optional tour for those interested to walk across the street to Governor William H. Upham House, 212 W. 3rd Street