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John Murphy to participate in leadership training

June 12, 2009
Westfield Republican
WASHINGTON – John Murphy of Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corp. is part of a select group of participants attending an upcoming program designed for community leaders who are in positions to influence preservation activities in their states, regions, towns, and neighborhoods. The program takes place in Deadwood, S.D., from June 20-27. In addition to classroom sessions, participants will study issues related to the C.B. & Q. Engine Hall, the second floor of the Fairmont Hotel, and the Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall. Proposals developed from these studies will outline optimal uses for the buildings and contribute to the vitality of Deadwood and the community. The workshop is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with the City of Deadwood and the South Dakota State Historical Society, as well as the generous support of the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation, Inc. Preservation Leadership Training emphasizes the most up-to-date, effective preservation techniques, including training in current preservation practices, issues and action strategies. The sessions will include classroom lectures, tours, team projects, role playing and participatory learning experiences, the city itself will serve as a living laboratory for preservation issues. National, state and local experts in preservation and organizational development comprise the workshop faculty, giving the 42 participants a balanced national perspective and a network of statewide and local resources for the future. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., nine regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. For more information visit


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