APT DC 2021 Symposium - A Moveable Feast

“Preservation Beyond Politics” - and in Person!

October & November, 2021

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology is pleased to announce its Fall 2021 Symposium. This Symposium will complement the fully virtual APT International Conference, “Preservation Beyond Politics,” being held October 25-29, 2021. APT DC’s four-part symposium will give local preservation professionals the opportunity to visit and explore sites throughout the Washington region. These in-person field sessions will be conducted by knowledgeable experts who will share their insights on the preservation, stewardship, and significance of these unique historic resources.

BONUS: Attendees will have exclusive first dibs to our newly ordered APT DC branded swag!

These four diverse field sessions are:

“The Man Who Made Concrete Beautiful,” the Works of John Joseph Earley - Saturday October 30th

A walking tour of two case studies in conserving exposed aggregate concrete. Led by the National Park Service and Grunley Construction

DC’s Library Renaissance, Rehabilitating Historic Central Libraries for 21st-Century Uses - Thursday November 4th

A tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial and Carnegie Libraries (now Apple Store). Led by DC Public Library staff and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

“Wonderland of Fun,” the Preservation and Management of Glen Echo Park - Saturday November 6th

A walking tour of this former amusement park and thriving arts colony, with a focus on the recent rehabilitations of the Spanish Ballroom and 1921 Carousel. Led by Quinn Evans, Loring Engineers, and Friends of Glen Echo.

President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Armed Forces Retirement Home - Tuesday, November 9th

A tour exploring the site’s unique approach to restoration and interpretation. Led by Lincoln’s Cottage staff.

Click on the links above for additional event and registration information. Please also note the following:

  • Attendees should register individually for each field session they plan to attend. Guests and non-chapter members are welcomed and encouraged to join.
  • All attendees will be charged a flat fee of $5 to attend, and APT DC will donate the proceeds of this event to one or more of the host organizations.
  • APT DC is planning to offer AIA CEUs for these sessions.
  • Capacity is limited for these events, and attendees should plan to provide their own transportation in most cases.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols
Attendees will be expected to observe Covid-19 safety protocols for these field sessions, which may vary by venue. Attendees should expect to wear face coverings and social distance and may also be asked to submit information for contact tracing in advance of the event. Specific information for each event will be distributed to registrants in advance. As always, if you are sick or feel you may have been recently exposed to the coronavirus, we ask that you cancel your registration in advance to receive a refund.

For questions, please contact

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