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President's Message: President's Message-August 1, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

President's Message-August 1, 2009

It has been a busy summer for several chapters. I can thankfully report that our chapters are operating and are generally faring well. Despite the difficult economy, I continue to be amazed how resourceful our chapters are in finding funding sources to continue our preservation programs. In June I visited the Ramsey House and the Crockett Tavern and I apprecate the warm welcome of the folks at those sites. I can truly say that they represent the APTA well in East Tennesse. I also visited Arlington in July. I was fascinated by the fact that the APTA is involved in a large portion of the historic downtown area including preservation of several historic buildings. I urge all APTA members and anyone interested in historic sites to visit these wonderful APTA sites.I have now been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to visit all of our sites.

We are compiling lists of potential grants sources for the area in which each chapter is located. We hope to provide this information by the end of August to the Chapters. The APTA Board is meeting at Glenmore on August 22nd and I urge you to also visit this wonderful property if you have not been there. I want to remind all APTA members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Nationa Conference in the fall. This should be a great event for preservationists in this state. I plan to attend and hope to see you at the convention. The APTA has several historic marking ceremonies scheduled from mid-August through October and we welcome your participation in these events. Scheduled markings are listed on the calendar on this site. As always, let Martha Sloan or myself know if we can be of assistance.