What:The first round of 2007 Preserve America Grants totaling about $2.6 million will be presented to 43 successful applicants. Also, recent Preserve America Community designations will be recognized, with particular reference to Plattsmouth, Nebraska, the 501st Preserve America Community in the nation.
When:Thursday, July 12, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. Please note that due to security and staging concerns, the doors to the Cannon Caucus Room close at 8:30 a.m., and persons covering or attending the event should be inside by that time.
Where:The Cannon Caucus Room, Room 345, Washington, D.C. Enter the Cannon House Office Building at the main entrance located at the corner of Independence and New Jersey avenues SE.
Who: Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and Honorary Chair of Preserve America; Rep. Brad Miller (North Carolina), and Rep. Mike Turner (Ohio), co-chairs of the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus; Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne; John L. Nau, III, chairman, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; and, officials representing grantees from locations listed below:
San Clemente, California
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Putnam County, New York
Gastonia, North Carolina
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Brockport, New York
Rensselaer County, New York
Wiyot Tribe, California
Fort Collins, Colorado
Cortland, New York
Schenectady, New York
Chesterfield, South Carolina
Preserve America Communities being recognized include: San Juan Bautista, California; Harlem, Georgia; Coon Rapids, Iowa; Wichita, Kansas; Franklin, Kentucky; Crowley, Louisiana; Lafayette, Louisiana; Huron Township, Michigan; Liberty, Missouri; Owego, New York; Salem, Oregon; Easton, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande City, Texas; Shiner, Texas; Fairmont, West Virginia; Lodi, Wisconsin; Mazomanie, Wisconsin; Stoughton, Wisconsin; Whitewater, Wisconsin.
How to cover: Media wishing to cover the ceremony must make prior arrangements with the White House Office of Media Affairs. Those members of the press interested in attending the event that are not House of Representatives credentialed must fax his or her name (as it appears on driver’s license), Social Security number, and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 606-0321 no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. For additional credentialing or logistical questions, contact Brennan Hart at (412) 512-4762. For all other questions, contact Mrs. Bush’s Press Office at (202) 456-6313.
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 803 Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-606-8503 Fax: 202-606-0321 www.PreserveAmerica.gov