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The Henry County Historic Preservation Commission held its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Attending the meeting were Caroline Lehman, Johanna Crawford, Larry D. Roth, Mary Savage, Pat White, Judy Rawson, Cathie Schreiner, and Joel Garretson.
The Commission conducted a year end review of its accomplishments and developed a work plan for 2022. Sales of its latest book "The Rural Schools of Henry County" have been brisk and only 93 books are left to sell. The book is under review by the Country Schools Association of America for a possible award.
The members discussed the National Register of Historic Places historic residential district nomination project in Wayland with the next step being a measurement of public interest and support in moving ahead with the process.
A two block area of Wayland has the potential to be on the national register. There is interest among the small museums in the county to explore and gain insight in how other museums are managed.
The Commission is a Certified Local Government and will conduct its annual report to the Board of Supervisors on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m., immediately followed by the commission's regular monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. in the second floor courthouse conference room.