The very timely topic of building preservation will be explored by Melinda Meyer, chair of Preservation Erie, in her talk “Saving Places that Matter” at the annual public meeting of the North East Historical Society on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at the museum, 25 Vine St.

Meyer’s address is especially appropriate, given the familiar site of empty downtown storefronts and designation of May as National Historic Preservation Month. She will provide an overview of efforts taking throughout the county that are designed to save places that matter.

Preservation Erie was formed to promote, preserve and enhance the distinctive character of the greater Erie area through community-based planning, design and historic preservation. Meyer, a public historian who has worked with heritage and arts communities, has a B.A. in history from Penn State Erie and an M.B.A. from Gannon University. 

Light refreshments will be served at the meeting, which is free and open to the public.

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