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 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office will conduct at least 8 meetings across the state to receive comments regarding the current historic preservation comprehensive plan and ideas for the direction of historic preservation efforts in the state from 2019 to 2024.

“These meetings will be an opportunity to discuss local concerns about how historic preservation efforts are working across the state,” said Susan Pierce, deputy state historic preservation officer. “We want to hear about successes as well as challenges so that we can develop new goals and objectives for everyone’s use during the next five years.”

Input from the meetings and surveys will be used to draft a new comprehensive plan, which will be finalized and approved by the National Park Service by July 2019. 

The most recent statewide historic preservation comprehensive plan, “The Past <Still> Matters Today,” was published in 2014. Every five years this plan is reviewed, revised and updated as needed. 

These meetings will be part of a regularly scheduled Historic Landmarks Commission meeting in each location. Additional dates may be added. The meeting dates, locations and times are listed below. 

An online questionnaire also is available on our website at www.wvculture.org/shpo/shpoindex.aspx. Paper copies can be requested by calling (304) 558-0240.

For more information, contact John Adamik, education and planning coordinator, at 304-558-0240, ext. 122 or [email protected].

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

State Historic Preservation Office Planning Meetings

Charles Town (Jefferson County HLC) – Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Commission Room, Charles Town Library basement, 200 E. Washington St.
Huntington – Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. at City Hall, 800 5th Ave.
Buckhannon – Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. at City Hall, 70 E. Main St.
Morgantown – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, Conference Room, 300 Spruce St.
Bluefield – Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. at the Municipal Building, 200 Rogers St.
Bath (Berkeley Springs) –   Monday Oct. 22, 4 pm at Town Hall, 271 Wilkes St.
WheelingThursday, Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, City-County Building, 1500 Chapline Street.
Lewisburg – Monday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m. at City Hall, 942 W. Washington St.

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