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From: "Cary Tyson" <Cary@arkansasheritage.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 08:14:49 -0500
To: Caroline Millar<Caroline@arkansasheritage.org>; Cynthia Dorn<CynthiaD@arkansasheritage.org>; Greg Phillips<Greg@arkansasheritage.org>; Mark Miller<MarkM@arkansasheritage.org>; Nancy Lowe<Nancy@arkansasheritage.org>; Susan Shaddox<susans@arkansasheritage.org>
Subject: Main Street Arkansas Update - April 12, 2010

Don’t forget the Arkansas Preservation Conference in Helena this Thursday – Friday.  Our Quarterly Meeting begins with a social media workshop by Halo Business Advisors at the DCC Depot.  95 Missouri Street.  The full schedule is at www.preservearkansas.org

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln is the speaker at the Preservation Breakfast Saturday morning. 

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar April 12 -16, 2010  

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MONDAY             Greg, Nancy, Mark - Paragould 4-Point training
TUESDAY                            

WEDNESDAY                     

THURSDAY        all staff – AR Preservation Conference, Helena

FRIDAY               all staff – AR Preservation Conference, Helena

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Chamber’s Paid to Recruit Businesses, but Do They Deliver?
Greening Historic Buildings

Are Old Houses Doomed? 

Old Houses in a Sustainable World

History & Arts in Today’s World

Downtown Searcy Mural

Eight Strategic Mistakes with Membership

Centralized City Planning Not the Answer

Grant Opportunity

 

Chamber’s Paid to Recruit Business, but Do They Deliver?

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2010/apr/04/chambers-are-paid-recruit-business-do-the-20100404/

-          subscriber only, sorry.

 

Greening Historic Buildings

http://www.governing.com/article/greening-historic-buildings

 

Are Old Houses Doomed?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=are-old-houses-doomed-the-conflict-2010-03-26

 

Response to this from the NTHP

Old Houses in a Sustainable World

http://blogs.nationaltrust.org/preservationnation/?p=9315

 

History & Arts in Today’s World  

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/220942

 

Downtown Searcy Mural News

http://arkansasmatters.com/content/news/fulltext/?cid=303331

 

Eight Strategic Mistakes with Memberships

http://www.blueavocado.org/node/508

 

Centralized City Planning is Not the Answer

http://www.slate.com/id/2249253/

“The forces shaping our cities today are not municipal agencies but private organizations such as park conservancies, downtown associations, historic-preservation societies, arts councils. . . “

 

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
The National Endowment for the Humanities has a Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program to help libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve preservation and care for their collections.  Awards of up to $6,000 support collection assessments, consultation, training, and disaster and emergency planning.  The application deadline is May 18.  Guidelines for the program are available at www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html.  Nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and tribal governments are eligible for the grants.  More information is available by phone at 202-606-8570 or email at preservation@neh.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cary Tyson

Director

Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

501.324.9186 voice

501.324.9184 fax

 

Visit our website at: www.MainStreetArkansas.org Sign up for our free e-newsletter at: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/enews/  and check out our blog at: http://mainstreetarkansas.blogspot.com/ or visit our myspace page at www.myspace.com/mainstreetarkansas  become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Link to me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/carytyson

 

The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust’s Main Street Center’s comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

 

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