November 1, 2010
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will continue its series of “HP Road Shows” with a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m., in the Town of Bath, Morgan County. The meeting is being co-sponsored by the Historic Landmark Commission of the Town of Bath, and will take place in the Ice House, 313 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, contact Nancy Harvey, (304) 258-6382.
The “HP Road Show” series is happening 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 one-hour 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.
An additional meeting will be scheduled in Weston, Lewis 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@example.com.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary, 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, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, 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.