Save the Date!
February 28 & 29, 2020
Since 2005 the annual Restore Nebraska Conference (formerly Restore Omaha/Nebraska Historic Preservation Conference) has been presented by Restoration Exchange Omaha and 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
Keynote Speaker, Bob Yapp
Returning as our Keynote Speaker is Bob Yapp. Bob is a nationally known preservation consultant and past PBS television host of “About Your House with Bob Yapp.” He is now the president of Preservation Resources Inc., a multi-tiered historic preservation consulting firm. Bob was with us for the first two conferences, and returns to our podium for this special anniversary.
Bob will give practical, humorous, and cutting edge advice on the economics of historic preservation. He’ll demonstrate why preserving original materials costs less and is more energy efficient than replacing them. Preservation is one of the most vital economic development tools we have. From economic comparisons between rehabs & new construction to strategies you can take to the bank for revitalizing neighborhoods, you’ll want to hear Bob’s talk.
Opening Speaker, Bernice Radle
Our opening speaker is also reprising a past appearance. Bernice Radle was our Keynote Speaker in 2015. She explores nontraditional reasons for preservation and shows how education, passion and hard work can direct efforts. And, as the creator of the original Heart-Bomb in Buffalo, NY, she inspired us to begin our own annual event to shower vulnerable properties with ‘love’ in the form of paper hearts.
Registration and the full lineup of conference events and sessions will be available on January 15th
Members receive a 25% discount on full-day admission to the conference.