We can count on it being a good day when we are joined by our friend and colleague Kimberi Fitzgerald, Salem's Historic Preservation Officer. Kimberli always has her finger on the pulse of current and upcoming projects, things the Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) may be working on, as well as various educational opportunities for those with an interest in our history. And did we say, she loves to share all kinds of information with our listeners? We asked Kimberli to look back on the historic preservation projects of 2017, and to then look forward to what might be anticipated in 2018.
Some of the highlighted accomplishments from 2017 included the designation of the SESNA neighborhood as a Heritage Neighborhood. In this program, city staff worked with neighborhood members to review their historic resources and develop ways to enhance the awareness of this heritage within its own community and the city. A photo calendar was created, as were several walking tours. "History Wrappers" are planned for four utility vault installations. Learn more at SESNA's website.