Downtown Holiday Tour: Sunday, December 8th at 1:00pm

Kite Building date unknown

Kite Building date unknown

Matchbox

Back of Kite Building 2013

On Sunday, December 8th the Downtown Renaissance will lead participants through a tour of downtown historic properties including Matchbox’s current location 202 North Liberty Street.  The tour will also include historic sites such as the Virginia Quilt Museum, the Old Town Neighborhood, and the City Produce Exchange Flats.

The Downtown Holiday Tour demonstrates the importance of preserving historic buildings in the modern era.  By maintaining and repurposing these buildings as opposed to tearing them down, we are able to create a living museum and provide an analytical window across different eras of American history through architectural preservation.  The true benefit to this work is that we are able to become engaged and active participants in our own history and historical record going forward.

Visit the Downtown Holiday Tour for more information.  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or the day of the event for $25.

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