Museum in the Park to host Historic Preservation Road Show on March 22

3/11/2005

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host a Historic Preservation Road Show on Tuesday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Museum in the Park in Chief Logan State Park. The program is free and open to the public.

Members of the SHPO staff will be available to answer questions relating to grants, certified local governments, tax credits, and other resources for preserving historic properties. The program also will serve as an overview of resources available from the SHPO. The Road Show has been partly financed with Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

A facility of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. Changing exhibits and displays feature artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. Current exhibits include Snapshots in Time: A Photographic History of West Virginia, featuring 100 images from the State Archives collection, and the Island Creek Model Railroad Club of Logan’s exhibit.

Museum in the Park is located four miles north of Logan on WV Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park in the former park restaurant. Normal operating hours are 5 - 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Tours are available during non-business hours by appointment. To schedule a tour, call (304) 792-7229.

For more information about the Historic Preservation Road Show, contact Andrea Keller of the SHPO staff, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 726.

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. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. 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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