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Historic preservation conference planned

The Denton County Historic Preservation Conference featuring state and local preservation issues is set for Thursday, May 29.

The conference, conducted by the Denton County Historical Commission and the Denton County Office of History and Culture, will be held from 8: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Election Multi-Purpose Room A111 at the Denton County Administrative Complex, 701 Kimberly Drive in Denton.

There is no fee to attend, but the deadline for registering is Friday.

The conference will feature discussions concerning state and local preservation and revitalization programs, tax credits for historic preservation and rehabilitation, and conducting research on historic homes and buildings. Speakers will include Thomas S. Smith, former executive director of the Old Red Museum in Dallas; David Klempin, Grapevine historic preservation officer; Jim Anderson, former historic preservation officer for Dallas; and Peggy Riddle, director of the Denton County Office of History and Culture.

The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon and will include an informal question-and-answer panel with conference presenters. Lunch can be ordered for $7 at the time of registration.

To register, contact Jane Hardman Flynn at or 214-995-9965.