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Florida Preservation News: June 2023

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

Deadline: Registration for Preservation on Main Street 2023 ends on July 12! Learn more and register here.

Registration is open for Florida Trust's Insider's Tour: Tampa. Sign up and join us in this behind-the-scenes tour!

Join us for Tuesday Trivia on social media every week for a chance to win an Insider's Tour: Tampa ticket AND a hotel room at Hotel Haya!

Florida Trust's regions are competing in the Region Challenge! Become a member by July 10 to help your region win a secret prize.

2023 Preservation on Main Street is looking for volunteers. If you are in Ocala July 18-22, please consider becoming an official #POMS23 volunteer!

Preservation Win: Green Gables, twice listed in Florida's 11 to Save, now belongs to Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village Inc., the nonprofit that has advocated for its preservation for over a decade. Congratulations!

The Jacksonville Historical Society released Jacksonville's Most Endangered Buildings last month, including LaVilla's duplexes and shotgun houses on Jefferson Street. The neighborhood of LaVilla was listed in the 2022 Florida's 11 to Save.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces $3.8 million in grant funding to historic sites representing African American history, including the St. Johns County African American Heritage Trail.

Tallahassee to be considered for the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame thanks to the former Gramling's feed store, a landmark venue that may host the Bradfordville Blues Club.

APA Florida Chapter's 10th Annual Great Places in Florida nominations are now open, with the theme Great Resilient Places.

The National Alliance for Preservation Commissions is seeking proposals for educational sessions, panels and round tables from individuals contributing to the field of historic preservation (or related fields) at the local, state, and national levels to be offered at FORUM 2024: Preservation Under the Palms.

The Tampa Bay Hotel is inviting visitors free of charge on Free Saturday, July 8!

Registration for the first Conference on Public Archaeology is now open! September 22-23, 2023 | Pensacola.

Do you have preservation news to share? Let us know! Send your story to Dafni Kirkpatrick at

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