Historic Sites Division Hosts Lunch Hour Learn Series for Historic Preservation Month

May is Historic Preservation Month, a time to celebrate preservation efforts around the country. To celebrate, the City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Division will host a Lunch Hour Learn Series every Tuesday in May at Zion Hill. Participants can bring their lunch onsite to learn about preservation resources and recent restoration efforts around Nacogdoches. The Lunch Hour Learn Sessions will kick off on May 7 with a presentation about Historic Preservation Grants by Jessica Sowell, Community Services Director and Historic Preservation Officer. Sowell will break down the process of applying for a Historic Preservation Grant and share some of the projects in the Nacogdoches Historic Districts that have utilized this resource.
Other sessions include a presentation about Downtown Beautification Grants with Main Street Manager Tori Huddleston on May 14, a presentation with the African American Heritage Project about the Clay House restoration on May 21, and a presentation about the Old North Church African American Cemetery Restoration Project on May 28 with Wyatt Ordway and Archie Rison. Along with the Lunch Hour Learn Sessions, Nac Historic Sites will share stories of recent restoration projects around Nacogdoches on their Facebook page and Instagram.
“The theme for this year’s Preservation Month is People Saving Places, and
Nacogdoches is a great example of individuals and organizations who work hard to
City of Nacogdoches ∙ 202 E. Pilar Room 315 – P.O. Drawer 635030 ∙ Nacogdoches, TX 75963 (936) 560-4441 ∙
preserve not only historic structures but also the stories connected to those places.” says Veronica Amoe, Historic Sites Manager. The Lunch and Learn Series are free to attend, but seating is limited. Interested participants are asked to register for the sessions by calling or texting 936-560-4441.
For more information about the events planned for Historic Preservation Month, visit
nactx.us/historicsites or email historicsites@nactx.us.