May 20, 2014 | Malcolm Johnstone
West Chester PA – As part of National Historic Preservation Month, the West Chester BID sponsored the 2014 West Chester Historic Architecture Student Photography Contest conducted by the Chester County Historical Society. The competition is open to all students in the 6th-to-12th grade.
Many of the students participated in National History Day held March 7 & 8 at the Chester County Historical Society. The photo contest is intended to increase student appreciation of the historic architecture in West Chester. There were over 50 student submissions.
Mayor Carolyn Comitta introduced the booklet that featured each of the winning photographs at the West Chester Borough Council meeting on May 28 as part of the recognition of West Chester’s dedication to Historic Preservation.
See the winning photographic images booklet (PDF).
The West Chester Business Improvement District is a proud sponsor of National History Day which believes student interpretation of our rights and responsibilities will lead to a better understanding of our place in history.
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The West Chester Downtown Foundation is now seeking nominations for its annual historic preservation awards program. Nominations from the community will be accepted until June 13 for projects that reflect outstanding historic preservation practices within the Borough of West Chester. See the nomination form (PDF).