Preservation Conversations


The QQA has changed our Preservation Conversations format in 2015 to allow more outreach by the QQA staff and board members.
The lectures will still be hosted at various locations with lectures by diverse members of the preservation community.

Preservation Conversations addresses a wide range of architectural history and preservation topics.

Monday June 1-- 5:30-7:00

Argenta Window Repair Workshop  

with Brian Driscoll in the home of Tad Green

144 Melrose Circle, North Little Rock


Come join us on Tad Green’s historic Argenta porch for a wooden window repair workshop. Brian Driscoll, Technical Assistance Coordinator at Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will lead the workshop and all are welcome. Admission is free. Seating will not be available, so please bring lawn chairs if you would like to sit during the workshop. The workshop will be an hour long with 30 minutes for questions.


Monday July 27-- 5:30-6:30

Fine Art Repair and Appraisal Workshop

with Laura Bryan and Jennifer Carman

Curran Hall, 615 E Capitol

Jennifer Carman and Laura Bryan will be collaborating to discuss art repair and appraisal in a program to coincide with the Antiques Roadshow making its way to Little Rock on July 25. Jennifer Carman, of J. Carman, Inc., is an art appraiser and advisor and works on everything from pottery to paper. Jennifer helps with a variety of appraisal projects. Laura Bryan, of Bryan and Devan conservation, works to conserve and rehabilitate artifacts that have seen years of wear or abuse. Together these women will discuss conservation methodology and appraisal. The event will be hosted at historic Curran Hall. Beer and wine will be provided.

Monday November 16 5:30-6:30

Historic Tax Credit Help Session

with Antionette Johnson

Curran Hall, 615 E Capitol


Antionette Johnson is the founder of Johnson Consulting: Historic Preservation & Interior Design and has worked with many clients on Rehabilitation Tax Credits. Antionette will be discussing federal and state tax credits available to historic rehabilitation projects in Arkansas. She will also answer questions concerning tax credits. The event will be hosted at historic Curran Hall. Beer and wine will be provided.


Preservation Conversations: Historic Floorcloths

Preservation Conversations: DIY Rehabilitation