Field School in Preservation Practices: Using Easements to Protect Historic Properties

Join Historic New England’s preservation experts for an in-depth practicum designed for historic preservation students and professionals. Learn how to develop, use, and monitor preservation easement restrictions to protect historic properties in perpetuity, preserving exterior, interior, and other aspects of the property. Lectures cover the legal and structural requirements of preservation restriction agreements, and explain how Historic New England’s Stewardship Easement Program protects nearly 100 privately owned properties across the region, including monitoring procedures for annual inspection of easement-protected properties. Participate in field exercises, including site visits to easement-protected properties, and gain a practical and theoretical understanding of the methodologies employed by Historic New England in this unique and highly regarded program.

Friday, October 17, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Locations in the Greater Boston area, to be confirmed

$60 for Historic New England members, $100 for nonmembers, and $40 for students. Fee includes Friday dinner on Friday and Saturday lunch; lodging and travel to and from practicum sites is not included. Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6644 for more information. 

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