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East Texas Preservation Weekend

East Texas Preservation Weekend

Photo by Kevin Young

Join us for the inaugural East Texas Preservation Weekend!

Thursday, March 26th 

This day is FREE to the Public

  • Registration and Vendor Expo (In partnership with Heart of Tyler)
  • Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
  • Speaker: Diane Williams "Importance of Historic Resource Surveys"
  • Speaker: Beverly Abell "Economics in Preservation/Downtown Revitalization" 

Friday, March 27th

  • Azalea Trail and Historic Landmark Tour
  • Downtown Tyler Tour (In partnership with Smith County Historical Society)
  • Luncheon with Norman Askins "Inspired by Tradition" 
  • Speaker: Sunny Howard "Fundraising for Historic Preservation"
  • Speaker: Guy Giersch "Best Practices for Historic Preservation" 
  • Closing Reception
  • Historic Tyler Inc. - Candlelight Party

Saturday, March 28th

  • Historic Tyler on Tour - Presented by Historic Tyler Inc.
  • Spirits of Oakwood Cemetery Tour


  • Liberty Hall - 103 E. Erwin St.
  • Gallery Main Street - 110 W. Erwin St.
  • Willow Brook Country Club - 3205 W. Erwin St.
  • Carnegie Library - 125 S. College Ave.
Speaker Diane Williams

Speaker Beverly Abell

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Organizer City of Tyler


  • Texas Historical Commission

  • City of Tyler

  • Historic Tyler, Inc.

  • Smith County Historical Society

  • Heart of Tyler

  • Tyler Today

  • John & Ellen Musselman

  • Tyler Area Builders Association

  • APA East Texas Section

  • Classic Coach and Carriage


Thu, Mar. 26 - Sat, Mar. 28, 2015
midnight - 11:45 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Tyler Gallery Main Street
Tyler, TX 75702
United States

Event Registration Site

Tyler Gallery Main Street 

110 W. Erwin St.

Tyler, TX 75702