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Preservation Education

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to helping to build a culture of preservation in our region through unique and effective educational initiatives geared to all age groups. Preservation education is provided through a variety of programs and resources, all with the common goal of increasing the availability of preservation skills, techniques, and historic information to the general public.

Preservation Research Library and Online Resources

Headquartered at the Heritage Alliance office in Jonesborough, the Preservation Library contains over 200 volumes relating to preservation and historic structures. Specific topics range from technical restoration methods to architectural styles and preservation philosophy to interpreting historic sites. In addition, we have collected trade journals such as the APT Bulletin, Preservation Magazine, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Clem Labine’s Traditional Building. Some of these collections date to the late 1970s. Our library also includes a collection of manufacturers’ promotional information for products ranging from mini-duct forced air ventilation systems to epoxies and repair mortars.

Several online resources are available to homeowners, including the Preservation Briefs through the Technical Preservation Services of the National Park Service.  Click here to view the briefs and all the other wonderful preservation information available through the National Park Service.

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Various Educational Workshops/Guest Lecturers/Tours

Our organization works to bring to our region experts who are particularly knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of issues relating to preservation. Please check our online calendar for upcoming workshop dates and topics.

The Heritage Alliance works with the Town of Jonesborough to maintain the Old Jonesborough Cemetery.  Caring for an historic cemetery is a constant battle, and we need all the assistance we can get.  The Heritage Alliance hosts several cemetery clean up days each year.  If your are interested in volunteering in the cemetery, please contact our office at (423) 753-9580.