Panel focuses on downtown redevelopmentJoin us at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., for a panel discussion on downtown redevelopment.
By: Kathy Laakso, Superior Telegram
Join us at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., for a panel discussion on downtown redevelopment.
Panelists include Joe Lawniczak from the Main Street Program in Madison. He gives a presentation on the program in general and talks a bit about Connect Communities. Superior is one of the inaugural Connect Communities, which offers technical assistance and networking opportunities to local leaders interested in revitalizing downtown or urban commercial districts. It also provides access to additional financial and technical assistance programs.
Other panelists attending are Kaye Tenerelli of the Superior Business Improvement District, Michelle Hostetler of the Development Association, a representative of the arts group, SPACES, Jon Winter from DCHS and moderator, Drew Mannetter.
This is an opportunity for members of the community to ask questions and discuss downtown redevelopment.
The panel discussion is an event connected to our exhibit, Open ‘til 9:00: Thursday Nights on Tower Avenue, referring to the days when downtown shops stayed open late Thursday nights.
The exhibit is funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
Our dream of having an accessible building for everyone to attend our events and exhibits is realized with the help of many in the community. Join us as we celebrate with a reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. May 16. The reception is free and open to the public.
Our 2013 History Theatre season opener, “The Big Dig” was a great success, and we thank those who helped or attended. We’re looking for people who are interested in being involved in telling our local history through theatre, whether it’s working backstage or onstage, helping with publicity or even choosing future productions. Stop by or give us a call.
Honored in April with the DCHS Adopt-A-Day program was Curtis I. Peterson by William and Laurie Huset. For $100, you can “adopt a day” in your name, as tribute or memorial for a loved one, or in honor of an event this year to help DCHS continue its mission and ensure we are here to serve citizens of Douglas County.
The Douglas County Historical Society is located at 1101 John Ave. Contact us at dchs@douglashistory.
org or 715-392-8449.
Kathy Laakso is the director of the Douglas County Historical Society.