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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office will conduct 12 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 2014 to 2019.

“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 what the successes have been as well as the challenges so that we can develop new goals and objectives for the next five years.”

Input from the meetings and surveys will be used to draft a new comprehensive plan, which will be finalized by June 2014. 

The most recent statewide historic preservation comprehensive plan, “The Past Matters Today” was published in 2009.  Every five years this plan is reviewed, revised, and updated as needed. 

The meeting dates, locations, and times of the meetings are listed below.  No prior registration is required to attend a meeting.  Each meeting is scheduled to last 1½ hours.

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 Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

MARCH 14 – CHARLESTON – Culture Center (Education Room) – State Capitol Complex, 5 p.m.

MARCH 26 – HUNTINGTON – Huntington City Hall (Council Chambers), 800 5th Ave., 5:30 p.m.

APRIL 11 – WILLIAMSON – Mingo County Courthouse (County Commission Courtroom), 72 E. 2nd Ave., 6 p.m.

APRIL 15 – ELLENBORO (Ritchie County) – Ellenboro Fire Department, 103 E. Washington St., 6 p.m.

APRIL 16 – MORGANTOWN – Metropolitan Theatre, 369 High St., 5:30 p.m.

APRIL 24 – CHARLES TOWN – Charles Town City Hall (Council Room), 101 E. Washington St., 6 p.m.

MAY 2 – MOUNDSVILLE – Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., 6 p.m.

MAY 8 – ROMNEY – Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., 6 p.m.

MAY 13 – SUTTON – Sutton Community Building on 4th Street, 5:30 p.m.

MAY 16 – RONCEVERTE – Ronceverte City Hall (Council Chamber), 200 W. Main St., 6 p.m.

MAY 22 – FAYETTEVILLE – American Legion Post 149, 205 W. Maple Ave., 6 p.m.

MAY 30 – ELKINS – Randolph County Community Arts Center, Corner of Park Street and Randolph Avenue, 6 p.m.

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