The 2017 Old House Fair in Bellefonte is a marketplace of ideas about the built environment left to us by our predecessors. It’s about cozy craftsman cottages, stately Second Empire dwellings, exuberant Queen Anne houses, simple stone structures from George Washington’s era and the joyful amalgam of historic buildings that constitute the downtowns of many Pennsylvania communities.
The Fair has three distinct parts: first, a Friday Professional Program; second, a celebratory Reception and Banquet with a Keynote and third, on Saturday, an expo with twenty different programs designed to meet a broad range of interests and needs.
Successful Preservation Efforts: Economic Vitality and A Sense of Place
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Friday Professional Program is designed for architects, attorneys, landscape architects, realtors, planners, preservationists and municipal officials. This daylong program offers four presentations about historic preservation and comes with unlimited cookies and coffee plus fruit, cheese and vegetable snacks between sessions. Continuing education credit is available for qualified professionals. Although pitched at working professionals, it is open to all.
Architects and attorneys can earn continuing education credit by completing the Friday Professional Program. Four CLE credits are available to attorneys; architects will receive four LU (two of which are HSW). The dinner with keynote by Ed McMahon also carries continuing education credit. By attending the dinner, architects can receive one HSW credit and attorneys can get one CLE. All continuing education credit is priced at $10 per unit. Professionals seeking continuing education credit must register and pay for it on site the day of the event.
Reception, Banquet & Keynote Address
Meet other old house lovers at a scrumptious reception and banquet celebrating our historic built environment. Hors d’Oeuvres, drinks and a buffet catered by Harrison’s will make this an evening to remember. The night will be capped by some straight talk from the inspirational Ed McMahon. Banquet reservation closed April 21.