You will have to decide...at the Preservation Workshop in Titusville, PA on Saturday, May 20, during the 1:30 to 3 p.m. time slot you can either hear Bill Callahan, the Western PA Community Preservation Coordinator with the PA Historic & Museum Commission present "Your Best Brand: Historic Assets & Economic Vitality." He'll discuss how historic preservation fits in with sound economic and community development. Consider the impact that a historic landmark has on the local economy.
Tour two historic houses: the Chase-McKelvy House and the Scoville House. The Chase-McKelvy house at 204 West Main Street was built by Joseph L. Chase circa 1865 as a simple two-story brick house with a cupola in the Italiante style. In 1887 it was purchased by David McKelvy and he transformed it into a Queen Anne Style with projecting bays, porches and steep gables on the roof. The Scoville House at 412 West Main Street is a Gothic Revival which was built 1874-1875 by Lewis and Harriet Scoville. It was recently rehabilitated by Ross C. Ruot and Matt Huber, earning them a Historic Preservation Award. You'll tour the second floor apartment.
The Preservation Workshop is hosted by the Oil Region Alliance. A full-day of tours and talks is scheduled. Registrants may attend any single talk or tour for $10, or the entire day - including catered lunch and catered buffet dinner - for just $50. Members of the Oil Region Alliance receive a discount and pay only $40.
Reservations are due by May 12. Contact Project Manager Toni Kresinski at 800-483-6264 x 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The tours and talks have been approved for Act 48; educators who attend may receive continuing education credits. The Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 charges a fee of $10 for processing the credits. More info is available at riu6.org.