- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - State officials unveiled the 2016 West Virginia Historic Preservation Calendar at West Virginia Independence Hall, one of the sites featured in the publication.

State Historic Preservation Office Director Susan Pierce tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/1N67mKv ) that the calendar holds an important educational role in informing the public about historic sites in the state.

The latest calendar, unveiled Friday at the Wheeling landmark, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, enacted in 1966. To recognize that milestone, Pierce says the calendar shows places that reflect West Virginia’s history that have been preserved in various ways.

Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie says Independence Hall is recognized as the state’s birthplace and is a good example of a historic building that has been able to be repurposed and preserved.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

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