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Historic Preservation Month event features talk and awards

By Staff | May 15, 2015

On May 27, at 7 p.m., Historic Shepherdstown and the Jefferson County Historical Society will present “Historic Preservation in West Virginia,” a talk by Michael Gioulis at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium. The talk will be preceded by the announcement and presentation of Historic Shepherdstown’s annual Preservation Awards.

Michael Gioulis is currently a Historic Preservation Consultant and was formerly President of the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV). He has been active in Historic Preservation in West Virginia and the surrounding region since 1979. He served as Assistant Director of the Historic Preservation Unit for the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. He has provided services to many communities throughout the state, developing historic district nominations, tax credit projects and major building rehabilitations. He is also the design consultant for Main Street West Virginia and has served in this capacity since the program began in 1988.

The Byrd Center Auditorium is located on King Street on the Shepherd University Campus.

The event will be followed by light refreshments.

For more information, contact Historic Shepherdstown Administrator Teresa McLaughlin, info@historicshepherdstown.com or 304-876-0910 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.