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Main Street Morgantown celebrates preservation during May

During May, Main Street Morgantown encourages the community to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month.

Communities across the country will celebrate their heritage and preserve their history. Historic preservation is the practice of protecting and preserving buildings, structures and other artifacts of historical significance.

Main Street Morgantown invites area residents to join the local celebration of National Historic Preservation Month with the theme People Saving Places.

Notice your surroundings and recognize the beauty and significance of historic buildings and structures. Staff hopes to inspire people to appreciate their surroundings, becoming advocates for preservation and the protection of historic buildings for future generations.

Nonprofits, government organizations, businesses and citizens are invited to celebrate Historic Preservation Month in their own way by hosting events, social media campaigns and other initiatives.

Suggestions for things residents can do include:

  • Share a photo of a favorite historic building or architectural detail.
  • Organize a display of historic books or photos for others to see.
  • Go on a historic walking tour or organize one of your own.
  • Follow Main Street Morgantown social media in May for then and now photos of favorite Downtown buildings.

To celebrate Historic Preservation Month, everyone is encouraged to share photos and stories of their favorite historic buildings on social media using the hashtags: #PeopleSaving-Places, #MorgantownWV and #DowntownMorgantown.

Look for additional celebrations from the Main Street Morgantown, City of Morgantown, Morgantown Public Library System and Aull History Center, Morgantown History Museum, Warner Theater Building and others. Main Street Morgantown is a 501c3 nonprofit organization striving to develop vibrant and prosperous Downtown and Wharf Districts in Morgantown.