Calendar of Events

October 20, 2014

National Preservation Institute Landscape Seminar, October 20-23

Two-day seminar:

Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Santa Fe, NM — October 20-21, 2014

In this introduction to the basics of cultural landscapes, learn about designed, vernacular, and ethnographic landscapes, and historic sites. Review applicable laws and regulations, and discuss how to identify and inventory character-defining features of a landscape. Explore the concepts of preservation planning and documentation, and the development of the cultural landscape report for use in managing historic and cultural landscapes. Case studies illustrate realistic approaches to effective landscape management and preservation. An agenda is available at

Landscape Preservation: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Santa Fe, NM — October 22, 2014

In this advanced landscape preservation seminar, explore the sometimes conflicting issues that direct the process of change and decisionmaking for challenging landscapes. Review the practice and discuss the implications of inventorying, evaluating, treating, and maintaining landscape resources. Identify tools and techniques for managing change when difficult issues affect the process. Understand the philosophical foundations for making sound, educated decisions about the preservation and long-term management of historic and cultural landscapes. An agenda is available at

Instructor. Nancy J. Brown, ASLA, historical landscape architect, experience with National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, and University of Virginia; currently at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; specialist in cultural landscapes and Section 106

LA CES. These seminars meet the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System and participants will receive 6 PDH HSW each day.

Location: Santa Fe
Contact: Jere Gibber, 703-765-1011;;

October 20, 2014

Check out progress on the restoration of the Silver City Waterworks Building at their new website

Location:, or from the HPD Links page.

October 22, 2014

Archaeology of the Pueblo Revolt and Spanish Reconquest at San Ildefonso, 12-1 p.m. Free

This presentation highlights results from archaeological examination of material culture, ethnohistoric and Spanish colonial documents, and oral histories, all of which add new and essential dimensions to our understanding of pueblo social dynamics and the militaristic and defensive strategies employed by the Tewa during the period. More importantly, collaboration with San Ildefonso Pueblo and the project’s innovative methodological and theoretical approaches foster improved relationships between pueblo people and archaeologists serving to benefit their mutual interests.

Location: School of Advanced Research boardroom, 660 Garcia, St., Santa Fe
Contact: School of Advanced Research, (505) 954-7200 •

November 10, 2014

Building Creative Communities Conference, November 12-14

The New Mexico Building Creative Communities Conference fosters collaborative local and state efforts that integrate commercial district revitalization, arts, tourism and preservation. Author Andrew Hurley is keynote speaker. Early registration runs through September 15. Registration information is available on the organization's website.

Location: La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe. Conference infromation:
Contact: Visit Building Creative Communities website:, for more information

November 28, 2014

Cultual Property Tax Credit Applications are Due

Part I and II applications for consideration at the December 12 CPRC meeting must be at HPD by November 28.

Contact: Harvey Kaplan, 505-827-3971

December 12, 2014

Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.

Contact: New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, 505-827-6320