The Asheville Buncombe Historic Commission and the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County, along with other historic and “green” committees, will be hosting the Preservation Month kickoff on May 1st at Aston Park with food and informational booths and presentations. It should be a great afternoon—come join us!
Read the press release for Preservation Month 2009 below:
Declare it Nationally, Celebrate it locally.
May is Preservation Month and Asheville will celebrate again this year with a kick-off event at the newly renovated historic Aston Park on May 1, 11:30–3:00 with music and refreshments.
The theme this year is Preservation Naturally, Celebrating Heritage Sustainably. Join us at Aston Park where there will be information available on Asheville’s historic neighborhoods and landmarks, rehabilitation tax credits and sustainable building practices.The picnic is the first of many events in the month of May to enjoy and appreciate both our unique natural and cultural heritage. Each day in May, you can choose a preservation-related activity or event to enjoy such as the 6th Annual Montford Music and Arts Festival in the historic Montford neighborhood, or the Griffin Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Preservation Society which recognizes outstanding historic property restoration achievements. You could also visit one of the City’s fabulous historic sites such as the Biltmore House and Gardens or the Smith McDowell House Museum or enjoy the spring sunshine with a walking tour of historic Montford, Riverside Cemetery, or downtown Asheville with its outstanding collection of Art Deco architecture.
Check out our calendar at ashevillenc.gov/preservationmonth [link no longer active] for more ideas and events.
The month is sponsored by The Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County, Asheville Historic Tours, Friends of Mountain History, Joan Richards Art and Frame, Asheville GreenWorks, Friends of Mountain History, Asheville real estate specialists at Beverly-Hanks & Associates, and the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County.