The city of Tyler is partnering with local historic preservation organizations to introduce new audiences to the world of Historic Preservation.

There will be exciting and educational opportunities related to Historic Preservation during the three-day event from March 26 through March 28, according to a news release.

Venues include: Liberty Hall located, 103 E. Erwin St.; Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St.; Willow Brook Country Club, 3205 W. Erwin St.; and the Carnegie Library, 125 S. College Ave.

March 26 will include an opening reception, a presentation by Diane E. Williams on historic resources surveys of Tyler, and a presentation by Beverly Abell on downtown revitalization and the economics of historic preservation 

March 27 will include a guided azalea trail and historic home tour and guided tour of downtown Tyler featuring Half-Mile of History markers in partnership with the Smith County Historical Society. The day will also include a luncheon and presentation by Norman Askins, residential architect, entitled "Inspired by Tradition" related to southern traditional architecture. Other presentations include Sunny Howard, development coordinator of the Texas Historical Commission, regarding fundraising for preservation and Guy Giersch, historic preservation officer for McKinney, regarding historic preservation best practices. The day will conclude with the Historic Tyler Candlelight Party and home tour. The event additional charge for the event.

March 28 includes the Azalea Trail, Tyler historic homes tour, Spirits of Oakwood Walking History Cemetery Tour and a Camp Ford battle reenactment

Events on March 26 are free to the public.

To attend the other two days, the registration fee is $50. To attend the Norman Askins luncheon at Willowbrook Country Club only, the registration fee is $25. The Candlelight Party registration fee is $75.  

Registration forms and ticket purchases are available online. For more information, visit or call the planning department at 903-531-1175.