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Preservation conference set Nov. 7-9

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East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Knox Heritage will host the fifth annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 7-9 in Maryville.

The theme, The Power of Place. guides the schedule by offering activities and sessions that prompt participants to celebrate and capitalize on East Tennessee’s authentic places.

Across East Tennessee, communities are positioning their cultural assets as amenities for residents and visitors, which create a richer, more desirable place.

Historic preservation has become a fundamental tool for strengthening American communities.

It has proven to be vital for a wide range of public goals including small business incubation, housing, sustainable development, neighborhood stabilization, downtown revitalization, job creation, promotion of the arts and culture, small town renewal, heritage tourism, economic development, and others.

The full conference schedule and registration information is available at www.knoxheritage.org/conference or by calling 523-8008.

East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is a regional historic preservation membership-based organization that serves Roane, Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties.

The alliance is dedicated to preserving our cultural and historical heritage through advocacy and education.