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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Historic Preservation Commission Awarded CLG Grant for Downtown Historical Interpretive Signage

The City of Bowling Green is proud to announce that its Historic Preservation Commission has been awarded a Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant. This grant will enable the commission to embark on an exciting project that will enhance the city's downtown area with historical interpretive signage.  The project is made possible in part by a Federal grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, and administered by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection. 

The CLG Grant, a testament to the city's commitment to preserving its rich heritage, will facilitate the development and installation of informative and visually appealing signage throughout Bowling Green's downtown. The historical interpretive signage project aims to educate residents and visitors alike about the city's past, allowing them to engage with its unique history in a meaningful and interactive way.

Through this initiative, Bowling Green's Historic Preservation Commission seeks to bring additional excitement into the downtown area by celebrating its architectural, cultural, and historical significance. These carefully crafted signs will showcase important landmarks, pivotal events, and influential individuals who have shaped the city's identity over the years.

By providing historical context and engaging narratives, the interpretive signage will foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the city's heritage. This project will not only promote a sense of civic pride among residents but also attract tourists who are eager to explore Bowling Green's remarkable past.

The grant funds will be utilized to design, produce, and install the historical interpretive signs in strategic locations throughout the downtown. Historians, designers, and the HPC will collaborate closely to ensure that the signage accurately reflects the city's historical significance.

The Bowling Green Historic Preservation Commission will work diligently to implement the downtown historical interpretive signage project over the next year. Through this endeavor, the city hopes to foster a stronger connection between its vibrant present and illustrious past.

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