Since 2005 the annual Restore Nebraska Conference (formerly Restore Omaha/Nebraska Historic Preservation Conference) has been presented by Restoration Exchange Omaha and the History Nebraska, the Nebraska State Historical Society. In a day-long conference, it unites home owners, restoration experts, preservation lovers, government officials, and others in an interactive and educational forum, focused on preserving, restoring and renovating older properties.
9AM – Noon: Coffee with Contractors and Funders. Free to the public through sponsorship by the Omaha Municipal Land Bank
1:30PM: Afternoon tours in an emerging restoration neighborhood
7PM-10PM: Reception at the B Side in Benson & tour of the soon-to-be-restored Benson Theatre
Keynote Speaker, Daniel G. Carey
Keynote Speaker: Historic Savannah Foundation, President and CEO, Daniel G. Carey. Topic: Impact of historical preservation on the economy and life of a city.
Daniel was hired as President and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation in December of 2008. He came to Savannah after serving nearly 18 years in various field positions at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the immediate past chair of the National Preservation Partners Network and retains a seat on the Board of Directors.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Daniel worked in state and local government in Kentucky for five years before joining the National Trust. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Western Kentucky University. He also earned a certificate in law and public policy from the University of Texas.
Daniel leads a strong organization in Historic Savannah Foundation with a seasoned staff of 8, a board of 22, a membership of 800, and an annual budget of $1.2 million. HSF is proud of its outstanding museum—the Davenport House, its nationally recognized Revolving Fund, and its strong advocacy programs.