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

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.

Florida Trust Lunch & Learn Series
This Summer the Florida Trust will host its first August Lunch & Learn programs at the Florida Trust House. Visit the online calendar of events for details on each program. Scheduled dates and 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

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Topic: A Convoluted Past: Finders Keepers and the Salvage of Historic Shipwrecks in Florida
Presenter: Melissa Price, Senior Archaeologist

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Topic: The unique challenges presented through the impact of roadways on historic resources.
Presenter: Ginny Jones, Architectural Historian, Florida Division of Historical Resources

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Topic: Unearth Some of the Secrets of Mission San Luis
Presenter: Jerry Lee, Archaeologist

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Topic: The House That George Built
Presenter: Maggie Beth McGrotha

Tallashassee GOPHR Series – Governmental Opportunities for Preserving Heritage Resources will be held in September 2017 at the Florida Trust House. Our presenter for each of the GOPHR series will be Tristan Harrenstein, RPA, Florida Public Archaeology Network. Register for one or all in the GOPHR Series. Scheduled dates and programs include:

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Funding and Support; Certified Local Government

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Heritage Tourism Attractions

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
National Register of Historic Places; Heritage Resources Preservation

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Federal and State Preservation Laws

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.