The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission is inviting residents of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County to participate in its "This Place Matters" campaign during Historic Preservation Month in May.
This Place Matters is a photo-sharing campaign in which residents take photos of themselves, holding the official This Place Matters sign, in front of whatever places matter to them. It can be the family home, a church, a local hangout or a local landmark. The photos will be posted on the city’s Facebook page.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation started the This Place Matters campaign in 2008. The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission adopted the campaign this year to encourage residents to think about those places they find meaningful, said Michelle McCullough, the coordinator of the campaign.
"Taking a photo is the first act of historic preservation," McCullough said. "The commission saw this as a great way to get residents involved in the preservation movement, and hopefully increase understanding and support for historic preservation."
Complete instruction on how to participate, along with a printable copy of the sign, are available online on the Planning web site.
Participants may also upload their photos to the National Trust for Historic Preservation at www.preservationnation.org.
See the photos that have been taken already - on the city's facebook page.