At the conference, participants have an opportunity to experience the
City of Holland, the historic campus of Hope College, and, through
the tour program, many of the smaller history-rich communities
in the region.
Participants will see what successful programs keep honed in their toolkits to make preservation work, and which communities have the advantage of preservation being firmly in their wheelhouses. What is shared can apply directly to traditional downtowns and neighborhoods, archaeological resources, architectural treasures of the recent past, Legacy Cities, the fragile shoreline and agricultural communities that face constant development pressure, and more.