PRESERVATION MONTH, 2013
In 1973, the National Trust for Historic Preservation esta
blished May as Preservation Month. The Elkins Historic Landmarks
Commission joins other preservation groups, historical societies, business and
civic organizations across the country in planning events to promote historic
places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting
heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic
Here are the events that the Commission has planned:
On Monday, May 6, a Historic Preservation for Realtors
training is being offered at the Darden House. The free training, from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., will offer information about historic preservation issues for
realtors and others interested in historic properties. Training will be
provided by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the West
Virginia State Historic Preservation office. Funding for the workshop is
provided by the National Park Service and West Virginia Division of Culture and
On Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m., the West Virginia State
Historic Preservation office will hold a public meeting at the Randolph County
Community Arts Center to seek comments regarding the states historic
preservation comprehensive plan and ideas for the direction of historic
preservation efforts for the next five years. Input from the meetings and
surveys will be used to draft a new comprehensive plan, which will be finalized
by June 2014. All of those active or interested in historic preservation
are urged to attend. A questionnaire to provide comments
is also available at
or by calling (304) 558-0240.
October 29, 2012
Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission
- (304) 636-0350
Recruitment for new commissioner:
The Elkins Historic Landmarks
Commission (EHLC) is currently recruiting candidates to serve a five-year term
as commissioner beginning in January 2013.
The commission consists of five volunteer members appointed by the Mayor
of Elkins, a majority of whom shall be residents of the City of Elkins.
EHLC serves Elkins residents and city
government by providing planning and technical assistance for the identification,
certification and preservation of Elkins’ historic sites.
meet monthly, for a total of at least ten regular meetings, at the historic
Darden House networking with volunteers, other community organizations, and the
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). EHLC serves as the City's
Certified Local Government (CLG) agency, helping Elkins qualify for a select
category of grant programs.
local leadership, education and governance EHLC advocates for the preservation
of the city’s historic places and revitalization of its buildings.
an office in the Darden House, is primarily responsible for the upkeep of the
house, its garden and adjoining Carriage House, and leases office space to
other community groups. Commissioners meet the third Wednesday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. in the Darden House, downtown, on Davis Avenue, next to City Hall. All
meetings are open to the public.
If anyone has
an interest in serving on the EHLC, please contact Ellen Spears, at 636-0350.