HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - "How Does Historic Preservation Affect the Eastern Panhandle?," an educational forum on historic preservation in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Town Hall, 1000 Washington St., Harpers Ferry.
Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first half of the forum will consist of a panel of four speakers who will give a general overview of historic preservation regulations and current historic preservation in Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. The panel will answer questions and address issues during the second half of the program. The audience will fill out surveys about historic preservation concerns that will be used to formulate strategies by the committee.
Walter Powell, adjunct professor for historic preservation at Shepherd College and compliance officer for the Historic Architectural Review Board in Gettysburg, Pa., will discuss historic preservation as related to the federal Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as well as lessons learned in the implementation of historic district regulation.