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Heidi Swank—Rural Nevada Projects

Heidi Swank
  • Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (first Tuesday)
  • Time:5:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom Link will be available here.

The Nevada Preservation Foundation was founded in late 2013 by a small group of local Las Vegas preservationists. With the intent of educating the building industry and general public on economic, social, and environmental benefits of historic preservation, the Nevada Preservation Foundation has reached countless community members, worked with local building professionals and organizations, and mobilized neighborhoods to obtain historic protections. Our mission is to preserve and revitalize historic buildings and places in Nevada and to cultivate a presence around cultural heritage and tourism. Retention and restoration of our built environment fosters not only a sense of place but also helps to build an engaged community for residents and visitors alike. We know that preserving our buildings is as much about our collective history as it is about strengthening neighborhoods, creating jobs, diversifying tourism, and boosting conservation.

We accomplish this through our efforts in preservation, education and advocacy.

Dr. Swank received her doctorate in anthropology with an emphasis on history and language from Northwestern University in 2006. She has published and presented widely on the ties between history, placemaking, and every day lives. Dr. Swank is a a member of the Nevada Assembly.