Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Old is the New Green: Opportunities Abound

Main Street Greenville and Bear’s Mill are collaborating to bring historic preservation awareness to the Greenville and Darke County community. They have teamed up with local citizens that will join thousands of individuals and communities across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May. “Old is the New Green” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This month is an opportunity to appreciate our uniquely constructed built environment and local heritage.

In 1971 the National Trust for Historic Preservation created this spotlight on grassroots preservation efforts in America. Since then it has grown into an annual celebration observed by towns across the nation. Thousands of state and local community groups will honor their distinct histories with events that bring historic preservation to the forefront of Americans’ daily lives by emphasizing the vital importance of protecting our nation’s past. In Greenville, historic reservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride, and maintaining community character while enhancing livability.

Historic preservation is relevant for Greenville citizens of all ages, all walks of life and all income levels. Main Street Greenville and Bear’s Mill feel it is especially important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped our community. Please help us to recognize local historic preservation and participate in this special observance.

Main Street Greenville and Bear’s Mill have compiled the following list of free or low costs tours and special events planned during May. Take the opportunity to learn about architecture, parks, and neighborhoods. Become a tourist in your own city.

Community supporters Marilyn Delk and Eileen Litchfield
demonstrate the importance of our built environment.

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