Henry Co. Historic Preservation Commission meets, talks signage and museums
The Henry County Historic Preservation Commission (HCHPC) held their November meeting in the conference room of the Henry County Courthouse with 10 members and one guest present.
Following routine business, the commission again discussed the historical signage, locations and the amount of information that a sign could accommodate. Installation of the signs is still a concern.
The “Henry County Historical Highlights” column, printed in Henry County newspapers, continues to highlight articles about interesting items and displays that can be found in the small museums of the county.
The Salem Lewelling Museum board indicated that they are willing to cooperate with the HCHPC and the Mt. Pleasant Historic Preservation Commission in sponsoring a tour in 2017 of important African-American sites in the county.
Officers elected for 2017 are President – Joel Garretson, of Salem; Vice President – Caroline Lehman, of New London; Secretary – Mary Savage, of Salem; and Treasurer – Chad Brousseau, of Hillsboro.
The next meeting will be held on Jan. 17, 2017, immediately following a meeting with the Henry County Board of Supervisors at 10 a.m.