Florida Preservation News: December 2023

Historic homes slated for demolition near 4th Street South St. Petersburg. Courtesy of Preserve the ‘Burg.

Historic preservation is making headlines in Florida. Here’s a roundup of new items to watch, and updates on stories we’ve been following:

Job Board: The Florida Trust is hiring a Development Director!

Celebrate the holidays with our 11 to Save notecards. All proceeds benefit the 11 to Save Grant Fund.

The Florida Trust is celebrating its 45th birthday this year! Don’t forget to get your commemorative Florida Trust swag!  

Save the date! 2024 Preservation on Main Street will take place July 10-13, 2024 in Tallahassee, FL. Tallahassee will also be celebrating 200 years as Florida’s capital next year!

Advocacy: Florida’s 2024 Legislative Session begins early this year, on Tuesday, January 9. Prepare early by signing up to our advocacy newsletter or review the House Interim Committee Schedule and the Senate Interim Committee Schedule.

Historic State Tax Credits: The National Trust for Historic Preservation releases a webinar, report and online resources on state historic tax credits.

11 to Save:

Conference: The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s PastForward 2024 conference will take place in New Orleans, October 28-30.

Podcast: Listen to WYPR’s On the Record episode The future of historic preservation depends on apprenticeships.

Regional News:

Survey: The Florida Museum of Black History Task Force launches a survey to to gather stakeholder input on the proposed Florida Museum of Black History.

Placemaking & Placekeeping: University of Virginia’s Center for Cultural Landscapes Faculty Director Andrea Roberts shares her vision for historic preservation.

Historical Markers: The Smithsonian Magazine explains why they matter.

Do you have preservation news to share? Let us know! Send your story to Dafni Kirkpatrick at dkirkpatrick@floridatrust.org.

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