Preservation and Progress
All times are Eastern Standard Time. Schedule subject to change.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Welcome (Dee Durham, President, Preservation Delaware, Inc.)
Welcome/SHPO News (Suzanne Savery, Delaware State Historic Preservation Officer, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs)
Keynote: Is There Such a Thing as Delaware Architecture? (W. Barksdale Maynard, author, Buildings of Delaware)
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
Keeping History in the News: How PR Can Aid Preservation (Dan Shortridge)
A History of “The Flats” Neighborhood (Gene Castellano, Board Member, Preservation Delaware, Inc.)
Reinterpreting and Reimagining Historic Gardens
Moderator: Rebecca Wilson, Board Member, Preservation Delaware, Inc.
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (HCA/Delaware State Historic Preservation Office)
Who Wore What When?: Cultural Attire and Clothing in North America
Moderator: Abdullah R. Muhammad, Board Member, Preservation Delaware, Inc.
Friday, October 21, 2022
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)
Historic Preservation Funding Opportunities
Moderator: Michael J. Emmons, Jr., New Castle County Vice President, Preservation Delaware, Inc.
Moderator: Alexandra Tarantino, Kent County Vice President and Education Committee Chair
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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
Tours require Pre-Registration and have limited slots at 5, 5:40. and 6:20 pm.
PDI Annual Meeting
PDI members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting to be held at approximately 7 p.m. at Cooch-Dayett Mill for no charge.
Thanks to our sponsors!
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.
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 email@example.com or mail it to: