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Preservation New York State Conference


40-Under-40 Saving Places Panel; Session time TBA

Last year the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced their inaugural list of 40 Under 40: People Saving Places, which honored 40 individuals under 40 who they consider to be “movers and shakers” in the preservation industry. Hear from three honorees- Carlton Hall, Sarah Marsom, and Zulmilena Then on their efforts to make a significant impact in preservation and enjoy a moderated Q&A following their presentations.

Panelist Carlton Hall’s will delve into his work for the Delaware State Historic Presrvation Office as the cultural preservation specialist and historian and efforts to research and educate on the Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans.

Sarah Marsom, a heritage resource consultant based in Ohio, specializes in creative

interpretation strategies. She will illuminate on tactics to connect to K-12 students and the under-40 crowd.

Hailing from New York City, architect Zulmilena Then launched the grassroots advocacy groupPreserving East New York in 2015. Learn how she has grown a preservation movement in a neighborhood previously ignored by historians and successfully saved structures.