We’d like to invite you to an important event at The Blue Church on September 30th where you will join us, to employ your perspective and creativity as part of a process that will help us plan for the future of our historic church building. Staff from the national non-profit, Partners for Sacred Places, and Mills Group Architects will facilitate a dynamic and engaging series of activities and discussions.
The National Park Service has joined with Partners for Sacred Places and Wheeling National Heritage Area to support an effort that will identify community assets and leverage new resources in order to sustain the historic Blue Church with the long term vision of the Wheeling National Heritage Area.
While Wheeling Heritage has brought new life to the former church through art and entertainment opportunity, there is more work to be done. Wheeling Heritage is proud to add to the revitalization taking place in East Wheeling, but there are still unique challenges to maintaining and preserving this landmark building. Meeting these challenges means serious long-term planning and wide attention from a range of leaders and supporters like you.
We hope that you will join us on Wednesday September 30th at 5:00 pm along with our friends from Partners for Sacred Places and many others so that our thoughts and spirits will be able to work together on behalf of this important historic place and its bright future.
5:00 to 6:00 Tours of the Blue Church with social hour with refreshments and live music
6:00 to 7:00 Welcome by Heritage Area and Presentation on Church Reuse by Partners for
7:00 to 9:00 Asset-Mapping Event, led by Partners’ staff
9:00 to Noon Design Charrette with public invited to observe and comment
Noon to 4:00 Preparation of visuals and concepts by architects
6:00 PM Presentation of Design Concepts and Next Steps