Education and Training

A cornerstone of the Florida Trust’s mission is to provide education and training programs designed to give in-depth knowledge for preservation professionals, leaders and advocates alike, and it is carried out through a number of programs:

Programs Include

Mark your calendars for our upcoming 2017 Cuba tour, September 30-October 7. Learn about this exciting trip, view the detailed itinerary and plan to join us! Additional tours will be promoted via email and newsletter updates once programs and dates are established.

The 39th Florida Preservation Conference was held May 18-20, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Read our Florida Preservation e-News to find out about the programs offered as well as places and people that were recognized during this year’s conference.

Plan to join us in 2018 for the 40th Florida Preservation Conference scheduled for Jacksonville, Florida, May 17-19. Book your hotel early online at Omni Hotel Jacksonville.

Workshops are designed to address a variety of historic preservation topics and support the mission of the Florida Trust.

This Summer the Florida Trust will host its first August Lunch & Learn programs at the Florida Trust House. Scheduled programs include:

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Cemetery Resource Protection Training
Presenter: Barbara A. Clark, M.A., RPA Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Cemetery Resource Protection Training workshop focuses on cemetery care and protection. We will explore cemeteries, as historical resources, laws that protect them, conserving headstone and markers, and managing cemetery landscapes. This series includes a short discussion on: • Cemeteries as cultural resources • Managing historic cemeteries • Laws that protect marked and unmarked burials • Recording historic cemeteries for the Florida Master Site File • And more

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
“Dear Friends at Home”: Becoming Acquainted with a Civil War Soldier through His Letters Home
Presenter: Tristan Harrenstein, M.A., Florida Public Archaeology Network

Melvan Tibbetts was a Union solider occupying Pensacola for a portion of the Civil War. We are very lucky to have the 20 letters that he wrote home to his family in Maine. These letters supply a wealth of information about West Florida during the Civil War, but they also provide a strong sense of familiarity with Melvan himself. This presentation demonstrates how much of an author’s personality is contained in historical documents and how this results in a more personal understanding of the past of the reader.

To learn more or suggest education topics, contact Tondra Matthews, Stay tuned for more information on these and other educational programs.

For information about other preservation events, please visit our statewide events calendar.