City, nonprofits celebrate Preservation Month in May

The City of Georgetown, The Williamson Museum, and Preservation Georgetown will host a series of events throughout May to celebrate Preservation Month.

Events include:

  • May 1: “Women of Wilco Exhibit” on display all month at The Williamson Museum
  • May 4: Preservation Georgetown preservation fund grant workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon at Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.
  • May 11: Paint Out reception at 4 p.m. at Georgetown Art Center
  • May 14: City Council Preservation Month proclamation at 6 p.m. in the Council and Court building, 510 W. Ninth St.
  • May 18: “Marking History,” from 10 a.m. to noon highlighting historical figures around downtown, The Williamson Museum
  • May 19: Historical marker dedication from 1-3 p.m. at the Taylor-Cooper House, 105 E. Fifth St.

“The celebration of Preservation Month furthers the City’s efforts to implement the Downtown Masterplan, helping to ensure Georgetown maintains its unique character, maximizes opportunities for thoughtful development, and enhances the quality of life for our residents,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “A top-priority for this community is to preserve the small-town charm that folks like the Main Street board, the Williamson Museum, and Preservation Georgetown have worked so hard to promote and preserve.”

Preservation Month helps celebrate preservation projects throughout the city, including the rehabilitation of Grace Heritage Center and Founders Park, which were completed in late 2017.

To help celebrate Preservation Month, take a “This Place Matters” photo at a place you love and post it on social media. Download a sign at savingplaces.org. Go to williamsonmuseum.org or preservationgeorgetown.org for details on events. Be sure to use the hashtags #GeorgetownTX and #ThisPlaceMatters.

More information about the City’s historic resources can be found at historic.georgetown.org.

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