Lewis students promote preservation “We Love Our Site” campaign
Published: February 10, 2015.
(L to R) Laura Pratt and Samantha Glackin invite visitors at
the Gaylord Building in Lockport to show their love for
the historic site.
Lewis University students are encouraging Gaylord Building visitors to express their love for the site. It is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation “We Love Our Site” campaign, which promotes demonstrations of love for a historic site through valentines. Lewis University students Laura Pratt, Lewis University History Center graduate assistant, and Samantha Glackin, Lewis University History Center student worker, took part in this lighthearted campaign at the Gaylord Building, which is owned by the National Trust.
“Often we can take historic places or downtowns for granted. This fun program lets us shine a light on places that are at the heart of our communities,” said Pratt. She continued, “Over two days, Sam (Glackin) and I encouraged visitors to make a valentine and take their picture near their favorite part of the building.” The photographs will be part of the NTHP’s website through the month of February.
Visit www.preservationnation.org for more information on the National Trust for Historic Preservation and “We Love Our Site” campaign.
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