October 15, 2010
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will conduct a series of “HP Road Shows,” public meetings across the state to visit with community members and discuss future historic preservation activities in West Virginia. The meetings are free and the public is invited to attend.
The meetings will introduce programs offered by the SHPO and the public will have the opportunity to express concerns, ask questions and share comments and ideas with staff members. The sessions will include a presentation by the SHPO and end with an open discussion.
Members of historic landmark commissions, interested government officials and the general public are encouraged to participate. The SHPO hopes to empower communities to take a proactive stance to help protect their own city’s valuable historic resources.
The meetings will take place in October and November, and should be one hour in length. The meeting schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m., Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, contact David Rotenizer at (304) 843-4128.
Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Historical Society, 908 Harrison Street, Princeton, contact Lois Miller at (304) 425-9017.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., Museum in the Park, Chief Logan State Park, Logan, contact Elizabeth Williams at (304) 792-7229.
Additional meetings will be scheduled in Weston, Lewis County, and the Town of Bath, Morgan County, at a later date.
The HP Road Show is a method used by the SHPO to meet with interested persons who help to carry out the agency’s mission to preserve West Virginia heritage. Those interested in hosting a meeting should contact Sara Prior, education and planning coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240 or e-mail her at [email protected].
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.