Mayor Graham Richard today declared May as National Historic Preservation Month in
The annual focus on preservation finds several local organizations hosting events and activities throughout the month. A brochure highlighting these activities has been prepared by the Historic Preservation office in the City's Division of Community Development. It is available at several locations around the community. The brochure, along with more information about community preservation, also can be found on the City's website at www.cityoffortwayne.org/preservation.
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Downtown Allen County Library,
At the Roundup, participants from around the state will also share stories of their local preservation projects, challenges and successes, with the opportunity to meet and network over lunch. The afternoon will feature a choice of tours of
The Roundup is free and open to the public. It is sponsored locally by the City of
development. The Historic Preservation program offers a wide range of assistance to help property owners recognize historic properties by listing as Local Historic Districts or on the National Register of Historic Places. Technical assistance is also available to assist public and private property owners in maintaining or recapturing the historic character of their properties.
For more information call 427-1127, or visit www.cityoffortwayne.org/preservation. To learn more about the Grassroots Preservation Roundup "Idea Exchange," or to RSVP for the event, call ARCH, Inc. at 426-5117.