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History Is All Around Us

May 06, 2013

History is all around us. We share it when we tell stories about the church our grandparents were married in, look at old photos of family farms, spend an afternoon visiting a historic cemetery, and pass through a neighborhood where family members once lived. It is in these buildings, sites, and objects that we have our most visible and valuable ties to the past.

In May each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in conjunction with state and local partners, recognizes the importance of preserving our built environment through the celebration of National Historic Preservation Month. This year’s theme is "See! Save! Celebrate!" The theme spotlights your community's distinct historic places and encourages the recognition of their roles in the creation of our personal stories. The Trust asks that visitors and residents see the community’s historic places, work to save them, and celebrate their vital role in our community.

In addition to events planned around your community, MGC is offering a one-hour class on May 11, 2013 on Researching Your Historic Property at 10:00 a.m. This class is free, however, registration is required.

Wendy S.
Midwest Genealogy Center

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