Tickets available for Historic Preservation Dinner on May 8

Posted: Apr. 19, 2014 3:21 pm Updated: May. 3, 2014 7:14 pm

Tickets are available for the Quincy Preservation Commission's 25th annual Historic Preservation Dinner on May 8 at BoodaLu Steakhouse, 117 Hampshire.

A social hour starts at 6 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The evening's featured speaker will be Darius Bryjka of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. He is a project reviewer for the agency, where he evaluates changes to hundreds of historic Illinois properties under a variety of state and national programs.

Bryjka will speak on "Preservation for Prosperity." As a consultant, he has extensive practical experience in historic preservation at the local, statewide and national levels, preparing National Register of Historic Places nominations and developing treatment recommendations for historic properties.

Bryjka continues to spearhead the "Got Mesker?" initiative, which he began with IHPA in 2004 to identify, preserve and educate about the historic sheet-metal facades found in many of America's historic commercial districts.

Tickets are $30 per person and reservations will accepted through May 5. Reservations may be made by calling 221-3663 during the day or 228-2724 after 5 p.m.

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