Sunday, April 23, 2017; 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
277 N Avendia Cabelleros, PalmSprings, CA, 92262
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The Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board will celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with a special symposium on Sunday, April 23 titled “Architecture and Social Diversity in Palm Springs.”
The 2 p.m. symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros.
This year’s event covers a broad range of topics including:
- “Restoration and Renovation of Mid-Century Modern Homes
- “Preservation Efforts Save Palm Springs Historic Buildings”
- “The Citywide Historic Resource Survey and Content Statement”
- “Women Built This Town”
- “Modernism with a Twist”
Speakers include Michela Abrams, a former CEO of Dwell Magazine, Renee Brown of the Palm Springs Historical Society and the “Makerville Founders”: Debra Hovel, Richard Hovel and Curt Cyr along with Gary Johns, Chair of the Historic Site Preservation Board. In addition, different community and state organizations each with their own unique focus on architecture and historic preservation will be on hand including:
- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
- The California Preservation Foundation
- The Palm Springs Historical Society
- The Palm Springs Modern Committee
- The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
- The Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council
Following the afternoon symposium, at 5 p.m. participants will have an opportunity to join one of several walking tours, each showcasing a unique aspect of architecture and historic preservation in Palm Springs.
At 6 pm, attendees will reconvene at “Eight-4-Nine,” a popular local restaurant in the Uptown Design District for light refreshments and to share their experiences. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, visit: historic-preservation-month or call (760) 323-8245.
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