Learn how to protect historical properties

Bethel, NC
Tuesday September 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about historical land preservations with a special program hosted by The Bethel Rural Community Organization at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Bethel Community Center.

Guest speaker Jack Thomson, the Western Regional Director for Preservation NC, will explain voluntary preservation easements and how they can be a very useful legal tool for protecting historic properties and community gathering places.

Thomson oversaw the protection of 14 historic properties using preservation easements while serving as executive director of the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County from 2010 to 2019. He then led the designation of 27 historic places as local landmarks during three years at the helm of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, along with nearly $1 million revolving through an endangered properties program.

As the new Western Regional Director for Preservation NC, Thomson is looking forward to continuing a legacy of preservation in Haywood County and throughout WNC.

A potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Located at 664 Sonoma Road in Bethel.