The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s proposed Annual Work Program for its 2009-2010 Historic Preservation Program is now available for public review and comment. The work program describes the activities and programs the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will undertake to assist communities and residents in preserving the physical evidence of the state’s history.
Copies of the proposed work program have been made available to one or more public libraries in each of the state’s 55 counties. The plan also may be reviewed at the SHPO at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV 25305-0300. In addition, the plan is posted on the Division’s Web site at www.wvculture.org/shpo.
Those who review the proposed work program may submit comments by completing a “Work Program Comment Form” (also available at public libraries) and returning it to Susan M. Pierce, director of the SHPO, at the Culture Center’s address above or by sending her an e-mail at [email protected] The deadline for public comment is August 14.
For more information, contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720. A list of public libraries in each of the state’s 55 counties is attached. (link below)
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.