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Women in Preservation

The “Women in Preservation” virtual speaker series features women from a variety of backgrounds who are working to save historic places in Arkansas and across the country. All programs are free, thanks to generous support from DEMX Architecture, and usually take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM. The series runs from February through November.

Join us on Tuesday, July 23 at 3:30 PM for a talk by Amanda Edwards, lead architectural conservator and associate principal at MTFA Design + Preservation in Arlington, Virginia.

Amanda’s experience includes historic material research and condition assessments for the preparation of condition assessments, treatment plans, historic structure reports (HSR), and construction documents. This range of skills includes mortar analysis, paint analysis, masonry cleaning and stabilization, materials testing, and building surveys. Amanda is a Professional Associate with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Her extraordinary effort and passion for conservation has been recognized with multiple awards on projects such as the historic Folger Shakespeare Library, Cannon House Office Building, and the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.

Amanda Edwards, PA-AIC, LEED GA


Upcoming webinars:

August 13 – Quantia “Key” Fletcher, Director, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock, AR

September 10 – Natalie Biles, ASID, Lead Designer + Owner, Shine Interior Design Studio, Lonoke, AR

October 8 – Kathy Boyette, Ouachita County Historical Society, Camden, AR

November 12 – Elizabeth Norton, Norton Arts, Inc., Mount Judea, AR


Previous talks are available below.

Watch the 10/13/20 talk with Patricia Blick here.

Watch the 11/10/20 talk with Lisa Skiles and Morganne Weaver here.

Watch the 2/9/21 talk with Mandi Curtwright here.

Watch the 3/16/21 talk with Cheryl L. Batts here.

Watch the 4/13/21 talk with Dr. Ann Ballard Bryan here.

Watch the 5/11/21 talk with Carla Hines Coleman and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis here.

Watch the 6/8/21 talk with Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree here.

Watch the 7/13/21 talk with Dr. Ruth Hawkins and Paula Miles here.

Watch the 8/10/21 talk with Rose Schweikhart here.

Watch the 9/14/21 talk with Dr. Rachel Miller here.

Watch the 10/12/21 talk with Laura Hendrix here.

Watch the 11/9/21 talk with Claudia Cathcart Shannon here.

Watch the 2/8/22 talk with Elise Hampton here.

Watch the 3/15/22 talk with Dr. Mel Zabecki here.

Watch the 4/12/22 talk with Lori Yazwinski Santa-Rita here.

Watch the 5/10/22 talk with Secretary Stacy Hurst here.

Watch the 6/14/22 talk with Pat Johnson here.

Watch the 7/12/22 talk with Vanessa Norton McKuin here.

Watch the 8/9/22 talk with Hannah Ratzlaff here.

Watch the 9/13/22 talk with Ruth O’Loughlin here.

Watch the 10/11/22 talk with Renee Vanegas here.

Watch the 11/15/22 talk with Pam Beasley here.

Watch the 2/14/23 talk with Holly Hope here.

Watch the 3/14/23 talk with Dr. Paige Ford here.

Watch the 4/11/23 talk with Dianne Curry and Alison Turner here.

Watch the 5/9/23 talk with Natalie Henshaw here.

Watch the 6/13/23 talk with Veronica Lilly here.

Watch the 7/11/23 talk with Melissa Roach here.

Watch the 8/8/23 talk with Britin Bostick here.

Watch the 9/12/23 talk with Antoinette Johnson here.

Watch the 10/10/23 talk with Lori Ferriss here.

Watch the 11/14/23 talk with Jill Judy here.

Watch the 2/13/24 talk with Amber Jones here.

Watch the 3/12/24 talk with Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt here.

Watch the 4/9/24 talk with Angie Albright here.

Watch the 5/14/24 talk with Kimberly Butt here.

Watch the 6/11/24 talk with Kelly Wilson and Mila Masur here.

This project is generously supported by DEMX Architecture.