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Real Places 2021 Conference

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We hope you will join us in Austin, February 3rd-5th for the fifth annual Real Places Conference. Hosted by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, the conference will provide an opportunity for preservationists and officials to network and learn with county historical commissions, Main Street managers and participants, historic preservation officers and design review boards, architects and engineers, historians, archeologists, curators, interpreters, managers of museums and historic sites, as well as Texas Historical Commission staff, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and other partner agencies.

In addition to the regular conference schedule, Real Places 2021 will offer pre-conference workshops and tours for various audiences. As part of the events, the THC’s award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program will present its annual Texas Courthouse Stewardship Workshop for county officials and facilities managers, as well as special technical preservation sessions on maintaining historic buildings. Aligning these training opportunities enables municipal and county representatives to explore the connections between their various stewardship responsibilities and understand how they directly relate to other preservation and heritage tourism efforts. We’ll again be offering continuing education credits for architects and planners.

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