Annual Conference

MHPN Annual Conference

Each spring, the Network sponsors the state’s largest annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists. In addition to offering sessions crammed with the latest news and information from around the state, the conference is known for its keynote speakers, festive evening activities, and annual auction of Michigan items ranging from overnights at historic bed-and-breakfasts, to antiques, books, and gourmet delights. Among the many features of the gathering is the Vendor’s Showcase, which provides and opportunity for the general public to view the latest products and services in the preservation industry.

34th Annual Conference – Michigan Places Matter: Discovering how your community’s cultural resources can make placemaking unique
Jackson, May 15-17, 2014

When you distill the facts and features that define Michigan to its purest form, it comes down to two things, our residents and our places.  Taking this a step further – it is our residents that have made our places important.  From our early settlers, to those who were innovators in our industry, arts, education, and even our religious growth, have created places that continue to define the best of our state.  While these people who shaped our landscape are no longer with us – the evidence of their activities surrounds us.  From our roads, to our cities, the things that define us – are all here because of someone who came before.  And, these places matter!

Now Open – Early Bird Registration Rates through April, 2014.
Online Registration Closes May 7, 2014.

2014_MHPN_Brochure  FINAL

2014_MHPN_Brochure  Registration Page

Download your own copy of the Poster (pdf)  or  tiff

Conference Sessions and Tour Abstracts


Silent Auction_-_PLEDGE_FORM_-_2014


Conference Scholarships and Volunteer Info

A limited number of “scholarships” are available.  Recipients do not need to be students -  just demonstrate a need  for consideration.  Deadline extended!

MHPN 2014 Conference Scholarship Information




Conference Press Materials

MHPN hosts workshop, “Incentives for Successful Preservation Projects”

2014 Press Release – TRACK 1_ FINAL

2014 Three Lengths _FINAL

2014 Press_Release_-_General_Conference_Overview_-_FINAL


Conference Sponsorship Materials

Conference Sponsorship Letter – 2014 – web version

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits – 2014

Conference Sponsorship Pledge Form – 2014


Past Conferences

 2012 NTHP Conference Presentation