“Historic Preservation Toolkit Meeting Series” helps educate the public on saving historic places

If you are interested in fixing up or restoring a historic building  in your community, an upcoming meeting will provide you with many of the answers  you need to get started. The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation (LTHP) is hitting the  road to meet with Louisianans to share resources and tools to help educate the public  on how to best save historic places in their backyard.  

LTHP staff and partners from the LA Division of Historic Preservation have organized 9 in-person meetings (plus one virtual) in various regions of the state to connect with fellow  preservationists and community leaders to attend. Topics will include establishing  historic landmark designations, tax credits, funding programs, easement protection  process, and other advocacy programs that are available in Louisiana. The meetings  will also have open discussion to learn about the challenges and successes related to  historic preservation in each of the regions.  

All meetings are open to the public and run from 5:30 to 7:00. Registration is  appreciated and can be completed at www.lthp.org/events. Those located in  surrounding communities are encouraged to attend the meeting in Bossier City at the  Bossier Arts Council, 650 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, LA 71111. Masks are  required.  

Remaining Calendar of Regional Meetings 

Tuesday March 22, 2022 

o Bossier City – Bossier Arts Council, 650 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, LA  71111 

Tuesday April 4, 2022 

o Gretna – Gretna Historical Society, 209 Lafayette St, Gretna, LA 70053 • Thursday April 28, 2022 

o Leesville – City Hall, 508 S. 5th Street, Leesville, LA 71446 

Tuesday May 10, 2022 

o Lake Charles – Lake Charles Civic Center (Contraband Room), 900  Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles 70601 

Thursday May 19, 2022 

o Hammond – Council Chamber, 312 E Charles St., Hammond, LA 70401 • Tuesday June 7, 2022 

o Via Zoom

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