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 14th – 20th 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:
  • Ashland Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony, hosted by Mayor, John Stromberg will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12PM in the Community Center, located at 59 Winburn Way.
  • Ashland Memorial Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery will be open for “self guided” tours on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 8:30 – 4PM.  The mausoleum is located on the east side of Ashland Street and Normal Avenue.  
  • Walking tour of High Street, Manzanita and N. Main Streets.  In addition to the High Street homes, the tour will also include the Skidmore Academy, Briscoe School, and Methodist Church locations.  Hosted by the Ashland Heritage Committee and the City of Ashland Historic Commission.  Historic Commissioner and local historian, Terry Skibby will lead the tour.  Meet in front of the Community Development Building at 51 Winburn Way at 2PM on Friday, May 19, 2017.  The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.  
Please call City of Ashland’s Community Development Department for more information at
(541) 488-5305.  


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