RevitalizeWA 2016 is just around the corner!

RevitalizeWA is right around the corner! Join the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation along with the Washington Main Street Program and the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation for the annual Preservation and Main Street Conference, April 25-27, 2016 in historic downtown Chelan at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan, 104 W Woodin Ave.

Discounted registration is available for Main Street Communities, Main Street Affiliates, CLGs, WTHP Members, Students, and groups of 5+ registrants. Please contact us for more details!

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2016 Schedule

The conference schedule, complete w/ session descriptions, is available here:

  Pre-Conference Tours & Workshops
Join us Monday, April 25th, for a tour of Historic Waterville, a historic building workshop, and Main Street 101 workshop. Registration and descriptions for these extended tours and workshops is available on EventBrite, or see the descriptions in the conference schedule.
  This Place Matters Reception
Join preservationists from across the state of Washington Monday night for the This Place Matters reception, an affinity event of RevitalizeWA held by the Washington Trust with support from our sponsors. Drinks and appetizers will be served along with a presentation of the 2016 Most Endangered Places list. The reception is free and open to the public, but registration through EventBrite is required.

          Monday April 25th, 5:00 p.m.
          Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce (216 E. Woodin Ave)
  Excellence on Main Awards
Thank you for submitting nominations for the Washington State Main Street Program's 2016 Excellence on Main Awards!  Awards will be announced at the Excellence on Main Awards Reception at RevitalizeWA on April 26. Learn more here.

          Tuesday April 26th, 6:00 p.m.
          Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan (104 W Woodin Ave)

Please contact the Washington Trust office at or at 206-624-9449 with any questions.

Make the Most of Your Trip

Looking for some fun things to do on your way to Chelan? Download this map (2MB PDF with active links) that shows cities to visit and sights to see near Chelan. 

While you're in Chelan, don't forget to do some exploring, too! Here are some ideas (29KB PDF with active links) for what you might find interesting and entertaining. Who knows—maybe you should arrange your plans to come early and/or stay late!

Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Hargrove

A 35-year travel industry veteran, Hargrove is best known as the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s first Director of Heritage Tourism. While at the National Trust, she developed the key steps and principles for sustainable tourism focusing on history and culture. She recently served as Associate Director of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations where she assisted destinations in developing and marketing their place-based experiences, along with producing several Geotourism MapGuides.


Sponsorship of RevitalizeWA and/or the This Place Matters Reception, featuring our 2016 Most Endangered Properties announcement, are excellent ways to showcase your business or organization to a large, target audience. Conference attendees include small business owners, chambers of commerce, “buy local” organizations, Washington’s Main Street communities, preservationists, city and regional planners, developers, contractors, craftsmen, community and economic development specialists, educators, students, architects, landscape architects, and the community at large.

Sponsor our biggest events of the year, RevitalizeWA and our This Place Matters Reception, for maximum visibility and networking. More information about sponsorship opportunities can be found here, or by contacting Julianne Patterson via email or at 206-624-9449.

A huge thanks to our current RevitalizeWA sponsors!









Silent Auction

Interested in donating to our silent auction? Support the Main Street Program by donating an item, service or discount that we will auction off during RevitalizeWA. Download the donation form and return it to Julianne Patterson, Development & Events Coordinator for the Washington Trust.


Lodging Discounted rates are available at Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan.Be sure to mention RevitalizeWA to get the special conference rate. Campbell's Resort: 509-682-2561 | 104 W. Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA

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