by Michelle McCullough (4/23/2012)
Over the past several decades, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County has emerged as a national leader in preservation efforts, guiding the way to making historic preservation an integral part of our society. Preservation is a dynamic tool that helps maintain an area’s vitality, while fostering community pride and creating a sense of place.
May has been designated as Historic Preservation Month, both here and at the national level. During this month, we have the opportunity to acknowledge and commemorate the efforts of countless individuals and organizations that have helped preserve the resources that make our cities, towns, and country sides so special. This is a time for everyone to celebrate Forsyth County’s rich and diverse heritage, while recognizing our collection of irreplaceable resources, both in the built and natural environments.
“Urban Landscapes and Farming” is the 2012 local theme for Historic Preservation Month. The theme of Urban Landscapes and Farming invites us to identify, evaluate, and appreciate projects that have been collaboration between various individuals, groups, organizations to use preservation as a major feature for celebrating our maintaining our community at large and especially in conjunction with our natural or rural environment.
We must continue to be aware there are new and ongoing challenges to preservation, and in doing so, strive to recognize and protect those historic resources that truly reflect our vision, energy, and diversity. So whether you are the first generation or the fifth to live in Forsyth County, whether you live in an older neighborhood, in the rural part of the county, or work downtown; the success of our communities’ future depends on each of us. Preservation can play a major role in the direction of our home’s future.
Browse through this web site and enjoy discovering preservation opportunities in Forsyth County.
Forsyth County - making the past part of our future!