City celebrates National Preservation Month throughout May
Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Preservation Month is co-sponsored by local preservation programs, State historical organizations, and civic groups across the country. During Preservation Month, many events are planned to promote historic places for the purposes of instilling community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.
Round Rock’s historic preservation program uses this month-long opportunity to showcase how the City’s Historic Preservation Commission and local preservation partners celebrate the City’s history and preserve historic places year-round. We hope this is an opportunity to engage our current supporters and introduce new audiences to the work we’re doing to enrich and preserve the places that make our community special.
Below is a list of events in May organized by The City of Round Rock Historic Preservation Program and/or its partners:
- Visit us at Music on Main on Wednesdays in May:
Wednesday, May 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The City of Round Rock Historic Preservation Program staff and Round Rock Preservation, the local preservation non-profit, will have tables at Music on Main in Prete Plaza in Downtown Round Rock with information about preservation programs, Round Rock history, the City’s Local Legends program, and kids activities. Activities are also planned for Music on Main on Wednesday May 10th and Wednesday May 17th.
- Pioneer Day in Old Settlers Park:
Saturday, May 6. 10:00 am-3:00 p.m. Hosted by the Williamson Museum. Educational family fun. See the events page at http://williamsonmuseum.org/ for more information.
- 178 Years of Round Rock History:
Saturday, May 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m./Doors at 6:30pm at the Round Rock Public Library. The History of Round Rock: A Brief Presentation. Local author and historian, Karen Thompson will speak on Round Rock’s history. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Round Rock Historic Preservation Program and Round Rock Preservation.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is promoting a national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities, and Preservation Month is the perfect time to share the places that are important to Round Rock.
In May, the City is unveiling a new historic marker program, and will begin marker installation. Designated local historic landmarks will receive an oval metal marker.
During the month of May, please share photos of your favorite places in Round Rock. To spread the word about Preservation Month, The National Trust encourages you to use the #ThisPlaceMatters hashtag. For the City’s preservation program, use #historicroundrock.
For more information about The City of Round Rock’s historic preservation program, contact Joelle Jordan, Planning and Development Services, at 512-218-5422 or [email protected].
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