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LIBERTY – A two-day conference in Liberty will feature over 30 specialists in downtown and main street revitalization, as well as building preservation, from around New York State. This year’s annual event will take place on November 7th and 8th and is co-sponsored by the New York Main Street Alliance (NYMSA) and the New York State Urban Council. The conference will take place at the Liberty Museum and Arts Center located at 46 South Main Street in Liberty.
Now in its 14th year, the annual “Main Street Forum” on Monday, November 8 will offer practical advice and information to communities on downtown revitalization issues. For the first time, the format will be all panel discussions with Main Street experts that will cover basic, intermediate and advanced topics. One panel discussion will be moderated by representatives from the NYS Office of Community Renewal, which is responsible for millions of dollars in funding and grants for main streets and downtown redevelopment throughout New York State.
The ninth annual “New York Preservation Forum” will be held on previous day, Sunday, November 7. Various speakers will discuss restoring Main Street buildings, as well as historic preservation issues and techniques. The evening concludes with an evening reception for the 9th Annual Preservation Art Show.
Registration for Sunday is $40, Monday is $95; combined is $120. Breakfast and lunch at the museum are included with registration. Discounted registration rates are available for three or more persons registering together. Scholarships are available through the Liberty Museum.
To register or for more information, contact the Liberty Museum at 845-292-2394 or www.libertymuseum.com.
Sullivan Renaissance will also provide a limited number of “registration waivers” on a first-come first-served basis to Sullivan Renaissance volunteers wishing to attend one or both events. To register for this option, contact Helen Budrock directly at 845-295-2462 or email@example.com.