The Historic Landmarks Commission City of Charles Town, West Virginia P.O. Box 14 Charles Town, WV 25414 March 1, 2011 The Charles Town Historic LandmarksMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2011View SourceThe Historic Landmarks Commission
City of Charles Town, West Virginia
P.O. Box 14 Charles Town, WV 25414
March 1, 2011
The Charles Town Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) will be hosting a free
Preservation Workshop presented by the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office
(SHPO) on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am and last until
approximately 2:30 pm at the Charles Town Library meeting room, located at 200 East
SHPO will review what makes a property eligible for the National Register of Historic Places,
financial incentives for preservation, as well as Standards for Preservation. We invite you to
attend to learn more about the benefits of preservation. Please extend this invitation to
anyone who may be interested.
Please RSVP to Katie See at katie@... or 304-725-2311 x 244 no later than
Tuesday, March 15th.
On behalf of the HLC, Katie See
City Planner & Historic Landmarks Commission Staff
From the HistoricShepherdstown Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2011
Contact: Donna Northouse,e-mail:dnorthouse@...; phone: 304-876-8177
Free Potomac River History WorkshopScheduled
The Historic ShepherdstownCommission invites teachers and members of the public to a workshop entitled���The Potomac River and Its Impact on Jefferson County History.��� This free event will occur Saturday,April 2, 2011, from 8:30 to 3 at the Historic Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown.
To attend the morning session, participants must register ona first-come, first-served basis by contacting Donna Northouse at dnorthouse@... or304-876-8177. The afternoon session will be open to the public with noregistration required. It willbegin at 1:00 p.m.
This event is made possible bya generous grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.
The morning session���s mainspeaker, noted local historian Douglas Perks, will discuss the Potomac River���scontributions to the area���s cultural and economic history as well as itsstrategic importance in wartime. In addition, Mr. Perks will lead a short walk to view the Potomac andrelated sites, including a stop at the historic Tobacco Warehouse. A tour of theHistoric Shepherdstown Museum will include a focus on the half-scale model ofJames Rumsey���s steamboat, the first in America. The model was built by the craftsmen of the town���s RumseianSociety in 1987.
The afternoon session willfocus on the natural environment of the Potomac River. Naturalist Jack Wennerstrom,author of the acclaimed book, Leaning Sycamores: The Natural Worlds of the Upper Potomac (JohnsHopkins University Press), will deliver a lecture with slides illustrating theriver���s features and beauty. Mr. Wennerstrom will have copies of Leaning Sycamores and his other book, Soldier���s Delight Journal: Exploring aGlobally Rare Ecosystem, for sale at discounted prices and will beavailable to sign/inscribe them.
All participants will receivepackets of handouts including background information, learning activities, andsources for further information (both print and digital). Teachers in theJefferson County School District will be granted six hours of staff developmentcredit.