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Fall 2016

  • The Preservation Alliance of WV is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 WV Endangered Properties List. Nominations are due February 15, 2017, The alliance plans to make the announcement for the 2017 Listing in May 2017 in celebration of National Historic Preservation Month. See more (including forms) HERE.

  • The Fall Conference was a success, with more participants and a number of popular features. More about this on the Preservation Alliance Facebook page, HERE. (See the September 2016 entries.)


Summer 2016

  • Exhibitors are beginning to enroll for the 2016 Preservation Alliance Conference, coming up later in September. See who's already signed on HERE.

  • PAWV is now registered to receive supporting Community Rewards benefits from the Kroger Company. For more about this, see HERE.

Spring 2016

  • September's PAWV 2016 Conference THIS PLACE MATTERS continues to develop. See the latest: HERE.

  • PAWV is recruiting for the 2016-2017 Preserve WV AmeriCorps program year. Learn how to apply at

  • Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV), the statewide nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation, is seeking a full-time (estimated approximately 40 hours per week) Program Associate to help with implementation and administration of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program, and to assist with other PAWV activities and projects.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 20, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is selected. Hiring for this position is dependent upon organization receipt of requested funding. See the full job description HERE.

  • Four significant West Virginia sites in trouble were chosen by PAWV for their 2016 Endangered Properties List. The four were announced at Charleston in a public ceremony on May 6th.
       Learn more about these properties HERE.

Winter 2016

  • First glimpses of September's PAWV Conference are beginning to emerge. You can see them HERE.

  • A new overview of PAWV missions and activities during the past year has been released -- see "Where in West Virginia was PAWV? - 2015 Annual Report" HERE.

Fall 2015

  • The deadline for nominations for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia Endangered Properties List has been extended. Entries should now arrive by or before 15 January 2016. For information about submitting a property to the list, see HERE.

  • Another Deadline Extension: The PAWV is still accepting applications for new sites to be added to the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Theater owners, interested community organizations, and others can apply to add a theater to the Trail by submitting an application form to by December 7, 2015, at 5:00pm. Download the application form at the WV Historic Theatre Trail website:

Summer 2015

  • A recent report concerns the Beckley Courthouse Square Historic District, featured in PAWV's 2015 Endangered List. Read it HERE.

  • Plans for this year's Historic Preservation Awards Banquet have been set. It will be in Grafton on Saturday, September 19th. For more, see the Summer Newsletter, and to register, go to the Conference Page.

  • Following the Historic Preservation Awards Banquet (above), a special musical program has been slated at the Manos Theatre. The $10 concert admission/donation will go to the Theatre and the International Mother's Day Shrine in Graftion. (Your banquet ticket already includes this donation, so this concert is free to paid banquet particpants!)

Winter 2015

  • Despite a recalcitrant winter, West Virginia Endangered Properties for 2015 have now been announced! See HERE for this year's selection.

  • The WV Endangered Properties Event is cancelled on Feb. 18, 2015 due to hazardous weather conditions. Rescheduling information coming soon.

Fall 2014

  • Help PAWV choose the location for the 2015 Awards Banquet. Vote for one location by "liking" the photo. Each "like" counts as one vote. Thanks for participating!

Go HERE to see locations and vote...

Spring 2014

  • The 2014 WV  Statewide Historic Preservation Conference will be held in Huntington, WV, 09/25/2014 - 09/27/2014.  The conference theme is "From the Ground Up" during which there will be a focus on how archaeology and
    brownfield re-use intersect with historic preservation.  Conference/awards banquet agenda and registration are available.
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  • PAWV is accepting nominations for the 2014 WV Historic Preservation Awards now through May 30, 2014. More information and the nomination form are available as an MSWord doc HERE, and in PDF form HERE. Please email your nominations to
  • PAWV is partnering with the New River Gorge Development Authority to present a series of special programs from April - August 2014. Click HERE or on the image below for a full schedule of events, as well as locations for the traveling exhibit, "Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities".
  • HISTORIC ESSAY CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 MAY 2014. West Virginia 8th-Graders still have a chance to win cash scholarship awards by authoring winning entries. See HERE for details.

Winter 2014

  • 2014 ENDANGERED LIST ANNOUNCED. Six historic structures comprise the 2014 West Virginia Endangered Properties List. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the revival of PAWV's Endangered List. All of the sites added to this year’s list represent a shared heritage and are special places that helped to define us as children, as well as unique shops that were staples of the community for years. See photos and read all about them HERE.

  • PAWV is currently accepting proposals for its statewide historic preservation conference scheduled for 25-27 September 2014 in Huntington, WV. This year’s conference theme is “From the Ground Up: Archaeology, Brownfield Re-use, & Historic Preservation”. PAWV asks that proposals be submitted to by 28 March 2014. More Information and Complete Guidelines are available in both PDF and DOC formats.



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