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Year 2003 State Historic Preservation Annual Work Program announced and public comment sought

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s proposed Annual Work Program for its 2002-2003 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 preserve 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 (see attached list). The plan also may be reviewed at the SHPO, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, or at West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market St., Wheeling. In addition, the plan is posted on the Division’s web site at www.wvculture.org/shpo.html.

Those who review the proposed work program may submit comments by completing a “Work Program Comment Form” (also available at public libraries on the attached list) and returning it to Susan M. Pierce, director of the SHPO, at the Cultural Center address above or at her e-mail address (susan.m.pierce@wv.gov). The deadline for public comment is August 30. For more information, call Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720.

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. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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