Heritage, Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 1987 Page: 33
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League of Historic American Theaters
AASLH Annual Meeting
The American Association for State and Local
History's annual meeting will be held October
4-7, 1987, in Raleigh, North Carolina, in
honor of North Carolina's quadricentennial.
The 1987 meeting will be hosted by the North
Carolina Division of Archives and History.
This year's annual meeting offers an opportunity
to learn new skills and techniques and
exchange new ideas. In more than fifty sessions,
participants will hear the latest word on
a variety of topics, from new tax laws and volunteer
management to long-range planning
and fund raising, from historical preservation
in rural areas to research in black genealogy.
And new this year, a media center, where an
organization's best video programs may be
For more information on the meeting write
American Association for State and Local
History; 172 Second Avenue, Suite 102;
Nashville, TN 37201.
National Main Street Conference
Promoting Downtown: New Opportunities on
Main Street is one of the newest in a nationally
recognized series of training conferences
offered by the National Main Street
Center (NMSC). The conference will be held
July 7-9 in Portland, Oregon.
NMSC staff, local project managers, and promotion
consultants will offer comprehensive
instruction in downtown promotional techniques.
The conference faculty will demonstrate
ways to organize a downtown image
campaign, plan and improve special events
and festivals, promote investment opportunities,
and develop tourism.
The NMSC conference is a general training
program for people who are taking responsibility
for the revitalization of their downtown or
commercial areas and will benefit those just
starting promotional programs as well as experienced
practitioners who want to augment or
refine their skills. It is intended to sharpen or
broaden the promotional skill of downtown
program directors, city and chamber of commerce
officials, local groups, and merchants
and other business professionals concerned
with improving their downtown's image
through collective or individual promotional
For more information, write National Main
Street Center; National Trust for Historic
Preservation; 1785 Massachusetts Avenue,
NW; Washington, DC 20036.
The League of Historic American Theaters
will be conducting preservation miniconferences
this summer and fall in the following
July 18: Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor,
October 13: Tampa Theater, Tampa, Florida
November 7: Woodland Opera House,
The agenda for the one-day conference will
consist of a morning session dealing with how
to start a restoration program and what kind of
technical expertise is available to those initiating
a program. The session will be conducted
by Dr. Clyde Nordheimer, a theater
consultant with Jean Rosenthal Associates.
The session will be followed by a tour of the
historic theater and a luncheon. The afternoon
session will cover funding, including
starting and conducting a captial campaign.
Rounding out the day's activities will be a
nuts-and-bolts session moderated by a league
regional representative geared to participants'
specific questions to help them learn more
about resources for theater restoration and
preservation in their specific regions.
For registration materials or more information,
please write to the League of Historic
American Theaters; 1600 H Street; Washington,
DC 20006; (202) 289-1494.
41st National Preservation Conference
The 41st Annual National Preservation Conference,
sponsored by the National Trust For
Historic Preservation, will be held October
7-11 in Washington, DC.
With more than 2,500 individuals from across
the nation attending this year's conference,
Washington will be the place to be for preservationists.
Leaders and practitioners in the
field of historic preservation will take part in
educational sessions, exciting tours in and
around the Washington area, social functions,
and the popular ReHABITAT Exposition.
For more information on the conference
please write or call Joanne Doyle at the National
Trust for Historic Preservation; 1785
Massachusetts Avenue NW; Washington, DC
20036; (202) 673-4100.
16th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
Once a year the people of Texas gather together in San Antonio in celebration of
history and tradition at one of the most popular events in the state, the Texas Folklife
Festival. This year's dates are August 6-9.
The Texas Folklife Festival blends education and entertainment into an enjoyable
experience for the whole family. This annual celebration of the state's ethnic diversity
and pioneer heritage is sponsored by the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures
and is held on the institute's fifteen-acre grounds on HemisFair Plaza in downtown
San Antonio. Nearly 6,000 participants representing the various ethnic and
cultural groups who settled and built Texas are on hand to share their traditions, crafts,
skills, music, dances, and food with visitors from across Texas and the nation.
Dates: August 6-9, 1987 Hours: Thursday, 5-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon-11
p.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Admission: $5 ($4.50 in advance) for adults, $1 (.50 in
advance) for children 6-12, free for children under six. Gate admission is free from
noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 7 only.
For more information or to order tickets, contact Texas Folklife Festival, Institute of
Texan Cultures, Box 1226, San Antonio, TX 78294, (512) 226-7651.
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