Citizens in Virginia City, Nevada, will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May. “Celebrating America’s Treasures” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Since the National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts in America, it has grown into an annual celebration observed by small towns and big cities with events ranging from architectural and historic tours and award ceremonies, to fundraising events, educational programs and heritage travel opportunities. Due to its overwhelming popularity, in 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation extended the celebration to the entire month of May and declared it Preservation Month to provide an even longer opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states and enable more Americans to become involved in the growing preservation movement.
In Virginia City, Preservation Month 2011 will be observed by the:
25th ANNUAL COMSTOCK HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEKEND EVENT
MAY 13-15, 2011
Tours of Piper's Opera House, St.Mary's Art Center (the historic hospital), self-guided tour of Virginia City "If This House Could Talk". Blacksmith Hammer-In. Police Vehicle parade and show. Sutro's European Roots presentation. V&T exhibit. Comstock Children's Chorus.
For a schedule of events, www.fourthwardschool.org.