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May 03, 2021

Preservation Commission Hosting Virtual Forum On City's Historic Context Document, Preservation Plan

PRESERVATION COMMISSION HOSTING VIRTUAL FORUM

ON CITY’S HISTORIC CONTEXT DOCUMENT, PRESERVATION PLAN

Tuesday Virtual Session To Gather Input,

Provide Updates on Importance of History to City’s Future

RAPID CITY, SD—The public is reminded and encouraged to participate in a virtual public forum, hosted by Rapid City Historic Preservation Commission.  The session is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) and is the concluding phase of a three-phase project to update the Commission’s strategic planning documents, the Historic Context Document and the Preservation Plan.

            The virtual forum will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow.  The forum is an opportunity to provide input on draft documents and get project updates.  The public can register online for the event at register for the event online. Type bit.ly/preserverc into your web browser, or click here.

                The public can also submit comments, suggestions or questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

            “The Historic Context Document reflects a culmination of research into various themes from Rapid City’s history,” said Sarah Hanzel, City long-range planner. “The document is a starting point for the Commission and the community to explore Rapid City’s history, develop a deeper understanding of specific eras and events and it’s a step in the process of building awareness about the importance and use of history and historic preservation to the Rapid City community.

“History matters as Rapid City looks forward to growth, and seeks to provide a strong quality of life for all its residents and a memorable experience for visitors.”

The project work centers around the question ‘How does an understanding of our past help us achieve our vision for the future?’ and is funded through a grant from the South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office through the National Park Service. The work is conducted with the assistance of Dr. Eric Abrahamson and Dr. Eric Zimmer of Vantage Point Historical Services.

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Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

T: 605.721.6686 | M: 605.939.8551

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