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Intro to Historic Preservation
The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the Florence Arts and Museums are partnering on a year-long series of presentations and workshops based around our city’s wealth of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes. The series will begin with introductory presentations about the history and background of historic preservation before moving into presentations and workshops on the preservation of spaces affiliated with different cultural groups. The final phase will include presentations about each of Florence’s historic districts. One tangible goal from this series is to facilitate the creation of local historic district committees in each of Florence’s eight residential historic districts. Membership on one of these committees will be open to all residents who live in the specific historic district. These committees can assist with coordinating preservation efforts within each district, including gathering histories of the neighborhood, attempting to make their gathered information public, holding bi-annual meetings within the district, and joining with other historic districts to promote preservation on a citywide level.
The first presentation will be an overview of historic preservation by consultant Katie Randall, and will look at what historic preservation is, how it is used, and why it is used. Randall, who previously worked at the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, works as an independent historic preservation consultant in the Shoals. The presentation will take place December 18th at 6 pm at the Florence Indian Mound Museum.