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Historic Preservation


1906

The federal Antiquities Act was passed as first legislation aimed at protecting federally owned historic sites

Other events that happened on or around 1906

Jul 04, 1928

West Virginia dedicated its first state park at Droop Mountain Battlefield

Jun 30, 1944

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was authorized as a national monument, the first in West Virginia

1962

The state purchased and planned restoration of the former logging town of Cass

Other events that happened on or around 1962

Mar 06, 1965

Legislature created the West Virginia Antiquities Commission with authority to identify historic sites, determine state preservation needs and set priorities

Other events that happened on or around March 06, 1965

Oct 15, 1966

President Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act, which established the National Register of Historic Places

1975

A preservation conference in Wheeling launched plans for a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting and promoting historic preservation

Other events that happened on or around 1975

1977

Legislation created the West Virginia Division of Culture and History

Other events that happened on or around 1977

1981

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia was founded

Other events that happened on or around 1981


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