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.
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.
Forsyth County - making the past part of our future!