Area Historic Sites to Hold Open House This Weekend

This weekend, May 4-5, is Open House Weekend for Partners in Preservation! There will be fun special events at the sites, so visit and vote for your favorite sites to help them win part of $1 million dollars in grants.

Now through May 10, Partners in Preservation invites the public to visit to help their favorite historic place earn points by voting online and via mobile, sharing with friends via Twitter, checking in on Foursquare and capturing images using Instagram. The historic place that receives the most points is guaranteed full funding of their preservation project. Full details on the program terms and how to earn points for historic places can be found at

View the slideshow on the left to see which historic sites are part of this unique opportunity.

At the end of the program, a Partners in Preservation advisory committee comprised of Washington-area civic and preservation leaders will recommend how the remainder of the preservation grants will be awarded. District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell are the honorary chairs for the Partners in Preservation advisory committee.

To help get the public excited about the initiative, all of the sites will be participating in an Open House weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. Each site will be having special events to encourage the public to come out and vote for their site at Click here to find out more details about the Open House weekend.

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