Preservation effort bridges to the past

Local - 5/5/2014 4:34 PM by Stuart Hammer
BECKLEY – A historic preservation initiative aims to restore the faith in our local landmarks.

Organizations partnered with the West Virginia Preservation Alliance are kicking off Historic Preservation Month with a stop at the Raleigh County Public Library.

Their traveling exhibit highlighting the importance of preserving the communities will be at the library through May.

David Rotenizer with West Virginia State University, and organizer of the exhibit, says the past and the present can work together to build a stronger community, and keeping those landmarks alive is important.

“It is so often to lose vestiges of our past and once it is gone it is gone forever,” says Rotenizer.

He says preservation is vital for a better community.

“It defines who we are, and it just makes for better quality of life, it just feels better.”

The exhibit's next stop will be at the Whipple Company Store in Fayette County starting in June.


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