Michigan Historic Preservation Network


Call for 2022 Conference Session Proposals
Session proposals due September 13, 2021.

Building local identities based on place works best when done together, amplifying all voices in the area and understanding how people today connect to one another and to the past. This past year provided an opportunity for people, municipalities, businesses, and neighborhoods to reflect on their connections, bringing people back to their local spaces to support small business, revel in the beauty of nearby built and natural landscapes, and explore stories previously overlooked. Historic preservation provides a foundation to weave all of these activities into the future fabric of our places. Preservation is rarely about the engineering or architecture itself, but the buildings we preserve and restore connect us to the people of the past, the lives they lived and the events of the time. As we look to the future, we recognize that we can only succeed in telling the full story of our places—both past and present—by working together, engaging all in the process.

Continue to register to watch 2021 Conference session recordings. Registration allows access to session recordings through 12/31/2021.

The 41st Annual Statewide Preservation Conference is underwritten through the generous support of

State Historic Preservation Office - 2020

Thank You to Our 2021 Conference Sponsors

Vendor Showcase and Market Place, Holland, 2019
VIP Reception, Holland, 2019
VIP Reception, Lansing, 2018
Tour, East Lansing, 2018

Conference Brochures

Held Virtually in May, 2020
2020 Conference Brochure - Preservation on the Frontline_Page_01
Held Virtually in September 2020
Holland, 2019
East Lansing, 2018
Emmet County, 2017
Detroit, 2016
Midland, 2015
Jackson, 2014

MHPN Conference History