2022 Annual Meeting & Conference                        Thursday - Friday, October 20-21

Preservation and Progress

Conference Schedule
All times are Eastern Standard Time. Schedule subject to change.

Moderator And Speaker Bios

Thursday, October 20, 2022
8:30-8:35 am

Welcome (Dee Durham, President, Preservation Delaware, Inc.)

8:35-8:45 am

Welcome/SHPO News (Suzanne Savery, Delaware State Historic Preservation Officer, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs)

8:45-9:30 am

Keynote: Is There Such a Thing as Delaware Architecture? (W. Barksdale Maynard, author, Buildings of Delaware)

9:45-11:45 am

Historic Delaware Cemeteries as Cultural Landscapes: The Power of Place in Life and Death

Moderator: Faith B. Kuehn, Ph.D., Planting Hope Administrator, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

  • Mt. Olive Burial Grounds, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Wilmington, DE (Regina Berry, Ph.D.)
  • Landscape of Remembrance, John Dickinson Plantation, Dover, DE (Gloria Henry, Site Supervisor, John Dickinson Plantation)
  • Delaware State Hospital Cemetery, Spiral Cemetery, New Castle, DE (Michael Kalmbach, Director, Creative Vision Factory & Faith B. Kuehn, Ph.D.)
  • New Castle County Almshouse/Hospital Cemetery, Farnhurst Potter’s Field, New Castle ,DE (Faith B. Kuehn, Ph.D., Project Manager)
  • Fork Branch Cemetery, Cheswold, DE (RuthAnn Purchase James, Manager, Cultural Mapping Program, Lenape Census District)

1:00-1:30 pm

Keeping History in the News: How PR Can Aid Preservation (Dan Shortridge)

1:45-2:45 pm

A History of “The Flats” Neighborhood (Gene Castellano, Board Member, Preservation Delaware, Inc.)

3:00-4:00 pm

Reinterpreting and Reimagining Historic Gardens

Moderator: Rebecca Wilson, Board Member, Preservation Delaware, Inc.

  • Lessons Learned from Rehabilitating New Castle’s Historic Amstel House Garden (Linda Suskie, Board Co-Chair, Arasapha Garden Club)
  • Read House Gardens: Past, Present and Future (Brenton Grom, Director, George Read II House & Gardens, New Castle, DE)

4:15-5:00 pm

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (HCA/Delaware State Historic Preservation Office)

  • Amy Golden-Shepherd, Deputy Director, DE Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
  • Dan Citron, Historic Sites Manager, DE Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
  • Gwen Davis, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, DE Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
  • Meg Hutchins, Engagement and Collections Manager, DE Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

5:15-6:00 pm

Who Wore What When?: Cultural Attire and Clothing in North America

Moderator: Abdullah R. Muhammad, Board Member, Preservation Delaware, Inc.

  • Aleasa Hogate, Vice President, New Sweden Centre
  • Janet Anderson, President, New Sweden Centre
  • Deb Hofmann, New Sweden Centre
  • Ruth Runkle, Education Consultant, New Sweden Centre

Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30-9:30 am

History of Philadelphia Pike (John Cartier, New Castle County Councilman, District 8)

9:45-10:45 am - Session Canceled

Preserving the Past by Innovating the Future: The Important Role 3D Technology Plays (Laura Johnson, Christopher Donahue, and Carey Bradley, EDiS Company)

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Preservation of New Jersey’s Oldest Tavern (Gregg Perry, Antiquarian Horologist)

1:00-2:30 pm

Historic Preservation Funding Opportunities

Moderator: Michael J. Emmons, Jr., New Castle County Vice President, Preservation Delaware, Inc.

  • Nicole Vann, Director of Grants and Awards, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Megan J. Brown, Chief of the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division, National Park Service
  • Jeremy Rothwell, Delaware Preservation Fund
  • Kara Briggs, Architectural Historian & Tax Credit Program Manager
  • Emily Whaley, Architectural Historian, Delaware State Historic Preservation Office

2:45-3:45 pm

Winterthur Highlights

Moderator: Alexandra Tarantino, Kent County Vice President and Education Committee Chair

  • Ann Lowe: American Couturier (Alexandra Deutsch, Director of Collections, Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library)
  • Through the Curator's Eyes: Jacqueline Kennedy and H.F. duPont: From Winterthur to the White House (Elaine Rice Bachmann, Archivist, State of Maryland)

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5:00-7:30 pm

PDI Annual Meeting at Cooch-Dayett Mills (in-person; registration required in advance/$25 per person)

904 S Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702

Light refreshments and guided tours of Cooch-Dayett Mills

5:00-7:30 pm

Tours require Pre-Registration and have limited slots at 5, 5:40. and 6:20 pm.

7:00 pm

PDI Annual Meeting

  • Presidents Report
  • Financials
  • Board/Officers Nominations
  • DPF Report
  • Membership Invitation

PDI members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting to be held at approximately 7 p.m. at Cooch-Dayett Mill for no charge.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Call For Presentations!

Preservation Delaware, Inc. is soliciting presentations and papers for the our Annual Conferences, which will be held virtually over Zoom each October. We are seeking presentations and papers on a range of topics related to historic preservation, primarily focusing on topics in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region, but also including more general topics relevant to our region. Presentations and papers should be no longer than twenty (20) minutes in length.

Sponsorships Available!

We invite your participation in the 2022 annual conference, to be held in October 2022 with a wide array of topics, by becoming a sponsor.  As a sponsor, your logo will be included in all sessions of the conference, on the PDI web site, in social media posts, and in our e-newsletter.

To become a sponsor please fill out the form linked below and either email it to info@preservationde.org or mail it to:

Preservation Delaware, Inc.
P.O. Box 334
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
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