Historic Preservation Projects

Historic Henry Curtains Restored 

By johnhadden | January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Historic Henry Curtains Restored 

Have you noticed the big paintings hanging in the Huntington Public Library? These are historic theater curtains that were originally painted for Huntington’s town hall, then the Modern Woodmen of America Hall. According to the Huntington history booklet authored by Bertha Brown Hanson and edited by Olga M. Hallock, “During the early twentieth century the…

Town Hall Committee

By johnhadden | January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Town Hall Committee

HHCT continues to support the work of the Town Hall Committee (THC). As the current issue of the Richmond Times Ink. notes, “The Huntington Town Hall was originally built in 1903 as a meeting place for members of the local Modern Woodmen of America…as a social resource for the community.” Over the years, it has…

Historic Photograph Initiative

By johnhadden | January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Historic Photograph Initiative

The HHCT has started a Historic Photograph Initiative to find and restore historic photographs of Huntington. Our goal is to select the most interesting and meaningful photographs and have them scanned digitally, then printed on archival paper, framed and displayed in prominent locations in the town. The scanning will be done by local residents so…

Town Hall Sign

By johnhadden | January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Town Hall Sign

Funds for the new Town Hall sign were donated by HHCT and the sign was in place for the September, 2011, Open House event sponsored by the Town Hall Committee. The Town Hall Committee and HHCT believe that the new sign will identify this historic structure built in 1903 and will inspire participation in the…