William Michael Hart

Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation
About the Speaker

William M. “Bill” Hart is the director of the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation). He has conducted workshops in historic building materials and conservation, historic recognition programs, heritage tourism, tax credits, and the economic benefits of historic preservation. He holds a bachelor of science degree in historic preservation from Southeast Missouri State University. He did his graduate work in architectural history at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. The author of the 2016 book Historic Missouri Roadsides, he has a special interest in roadside architecture and attractions.

Historic Missouri Roadsides

This presentation provides travelogue(s) highlighting the content in the book Historic Missouri Roadsides, which covers five small-town historic road tours and six historic destinations in Missouri.

Historic Preservation and Its Programs

This presentation focuses on ways to increase recognition of historic resources in Missouri, including local historic districts and ordinances, the Certified Local Government Program, the National Register of Historic Places, and others.