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Weston State Hospital Task Force to meet Oct. 12

The Weston State Hospital Task Force will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at 10 a.m. in Room 522 of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Offices in Building 3 of the State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The agenda will include discussion of architectural services performed to prevent further deterioration of Weston State Hospital, adaptive reuse studies for future use of this National Historic Landmark and other issues pertaining to the hospital. In addition, the task force will discuss the current status of the “Save America’s Treasures” grant and whether further work should be conducted. The meeting is open to the public.

The task force is charged by Executive Order of former Governor Cecil Underwood to administer the “Save Americas’s Treasures” grant for the hospital. The grant of $750,000 was matched by funds appropriated by the West Virginia Legislature. The Weston State Hospital Task Force is led by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Other task force members include representatives of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, West Virginia Division of Tourism, Office of the Governor, West Virginia Development Office, Lewis County Commission and Weston Revitalization Committee.

For more information, contact Susan Pierce, deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the Division at (304) 558-0240, ext. 158.

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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Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779
ginny.painter@wvculture.org