Preservation funding workshop set for W.Va. tourism projects

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Preservation funding workshop set for W.Va. tourism projects
Inside Prickett's Fort visitors can tour a reasonable facsimile of a Border War era fort. (Photo courtesy David T. Sibray)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—In search of funding for a historical tourism project? Two West Virginia agencies are working together to help tourism initiatives fund historic preservation projects.

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The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and the West Virginia Department of Tourism will host a webinar on August 18 for owners and administrators of privately and publicly-owned historic buildings in West Virginia associated with tourism initiatives.

This webinar will cover historic rehabilitation tax credits, which can earn commercial building owners a 45 percent tax credit on expenses related to the rehabilitation and reuse of a historic building.

The webinar will also cover grants from the State Historic Preservation Office to assist with preservation work for historic structures.

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Properties must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places to qualify for the grants and tax credits.

The program is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, August 18. Registration is required. Sign-up here.

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