Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saving Your Favorite Places

The NH DHR has compiled a database of the places that New Hampshire citizens cited as their favorite places in New Hampshire.  At each of our planning sessions, we posted a large map of the state and asked our public participants to put  sticky notes on their favorite sites.

We had a huge array of sites, diverse in geography and type, and what this list reminds us is that citizens' experiences of life in New Hampshire are inevitably linked to our rich history.  Our historic places tell stories.  The question now is which stories will we preserve for future generations?  What stories will they be able to tell of us?  How will we hand down the history that is in our hands?

Coming later in the summer will be a questionnaire, the second phase of our public input gathering for the State Preservation Plan.  Your thoughts and ideas are necessary, not only to craft this plan, but to make it viable.  Please watch for the questionnaire, and if you are not on our electronic mailing list yet, please join.  You can subscribe to our newsletter on the DHR home website; you can follow this blog; you can send an e-mail to preservation AT dcr DOT nh DOT gov and ask to be added.  (Please don't leave your e-mail address in a comment on this post, as you are exposing yourself to spam that way.)

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