Historic Preservation Week

You are invited to join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate National Preservation Month. National Preservation Month is an outreach program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, honoring and promoting historic preservation, acknowledging the mission we share with communities across the country to cultivate a love of historic places.
Each May Ashland spends a week recognizing the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to preservation in Ashland. The year, Ashland will be spending the week of May 19th – 25th celebrating preservation. Preservation Month offers the community an opportunity to educate the public about historic preservation in the community by planning a variety of public events including tours, exhibits and an awards ceremony.
The Historic Preservation Award winners have been selected as a way to honor the people and building projects that have contributed to the preservation of our City’s historic districts and to recognize the commitment of local citizens in the furtherance of historic preservation and the protection of cultural resources over the past year.
The following events and walking tours are being planned this year during Historic Preservation Week:
Terry Skibby: A Life With Camera – The Southern Oregon Digital Archives is recognizing Historic Commissioner and photographer Terry Skibby for his lifetime of photography here in Ashland and to celebrate the launch of the Terry Skibby Photographic Collection in the Southern Oregon Digital Archives. The archives are available at https://soda.sou.edu/stories.  The event will take place from 4-6PM, on Tuesday, May 21st at the Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University Campus. 
Ashland Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony, hosted by Mayor John Stromberg, will take place  on Wednesday May 22nd at 12:30PM at Pioneer Hall, located at 73 Winburn Way. 
Ashland Memorial Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery will be open for “self-guided” tours on Thursday May 23rd from 8:30 – 4:00, with a “special tour” given at 2:00 by Ellen Babin of the Ashland Historic Commission.  The Mausoleum is located on the east side of Ashland Street and Normal Avenue. 
On Friday May 24th from 2 - 3:30 pm, Terry Skibby will lead a tour of the Railroad District.  Please meet at the gazebo on ‘A’ Street at the Railroad Park.  
 Please call City of Ashland’s Community Development Department for more information at
(541) 488-5305.

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