Digitization Efforts Continue at Durham Archives

The Durham Museum has digitized about 15 percent of its photo collection since beginning the task in 2010. But when you’re talking about 800,000 photographs, that’s a significant step toward preserving history.See more  here…

Financier Answers Bell at Fire Station #4

A 1913 fire station at 16th and Izard Streets will soon become home to W.I.T. Capital Management, fulfilling a 20-year dream of owner Scott Sladovnik. See more here…

Heart Bombing

Omaha’s first heart bombing took place on Valentine’s Day, and Restoration Exchange Omaha received good press in its effort to bring attention to some neglected buildings. See more here…

Demolition to Follow Auction at Former Kountze Mansion

Preservationists were saddened to hear that a sound, vintage structure  would soon make way for a townhouse complex. See More here…

Citizens’ Academy Helps Leaders Advocate for Change

Registration is now open for the spring 2015 cohort of the Citizens’ Academy for Omaha’s Future.

The Citizens’ Academy for Omaha’s Future is sponsored by Live Well Omaha, the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, the Douglas County Health Department and Mode Shift Omaha. It’s designed for leaders from neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations, and seeks to provide knowledge, skills and connections that participants can leverage to advocate for their vision for the community. The outcomes for participants are a better understanding of how, when and by whom decisions about Omaha’s built environment get made and a better understanding of how to engage in that process.

The Academy runs from March 26-April 30 with weekly three-hour evening sessions at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. Topics include local government structure, planning, city engineering, active transportation, public transit and the role of neighborhood associations. The cost to participate is $50.

A cohort of 15-17 citizens will be selected for the spring session. A second 2015 cohort will be convened in the fall.. To apply, visit www.livewellomaha.org/caof. The deadline is March 10.

2015 National Preservation Honor Awards Applications Available

Nominate an outstanding project, program and/or individuals for a National Preservation Honor Awards. Awards include the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, which recognizes an individual’s outstanding lifetime achievement in the preservation field, and the Driehaus Preservation Awards, which recognize and celebrate exceptional, cutting-edge preservation outcomes, approaches or technologies. For complete guidelines and eligibility requirements, please go to www.preservationnation.org/awards. Nominations are due Monday, March 16. Questions? You can contact Brendan McCormick at 202.588.6315 orawards@savingplaces.org.

Present at Association for Preservation Technology Conference in Kansas City

The Association for Perseveration Technology (APT), a cross – disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings, is holding their 2015 annual meeting in Kansas City November 1-5.

Abstracts for Paper Presentations are being accepted online through February 22, 2015. Accepted presenters qualify for a discounted Conference registration fee and will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation that is part of a 90-minute session. Papers will be presented on Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3. See more at https://apti.confex.com/apti/2015/cfp.cgi

Abstracts for Student Scholarships are being accepted online through March 31, 2015. Student Scholars will be awarded a full Conference registration, plus housing and expense reimbursement. Each Student Scholar and will be expected to give a 10-minute presentation that is part of a 90-minute session scheduled for Monday, November 2 or Tuesday, November 3. For more information contact Dan Worth atdworth@bvh.com or 402.475.4551 x124

Bryan Frost & Erica Cardenas with Wallflower, a boutique on 13th and Williams in the historical Prague Bar & Hotel, are looking for a tenant to move into the building who will value the integrity of their building. See a link to their listing at: http://omaha.craigslist.org/off/4878852200.html

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