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Certified Local Government Program

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) in each state. Each community works through a certification process to become a CLG as well as providing a detailed annual report for those who are already active members. Once becoming a CLG, a government body can benefit from the informational and financial resources that are provided to members. In addition to the benefits, being a CLG shows a community’s commitment in preservation and readiness for projects that come their way.

Georgetown has been a CLG since June of 1986. The City has funded projects like updating the local 1984 Historic Resources Survey to ensure it has an updated inventory of historic properties, and updating the Downtown Design Guidelines.

For more information on the national CLG program, please visit the Texas Historical Commission website.

Tuesday Talks with Britin and Ann

The Planning Department and Georgetown Public Library join forces for Tuesday Talks with Britin and Ann. The monthly webinars will break down different aspects of Georgetown’s history at noon on the first Tuesday of the month. Click here to get more information about the series.

The October 6, 2020 presentation featured a discussion on parades, festivals and popular recreational spots of the past. Click here to watch the video.

The Sept. 1, 2020 presentation was about historic school buildings and the role school has played in our community. Click here to watch the video.

The Aug. 4, 2020 presentation included the history of I-35 and its effect on downtown Georgetown. Click here to watch the video.

May is National Historic Preservation Month!!!

We celebrate Preservation Month in May, and in 2020 our celebration moved online with a series of presentations on Georgetown’s history and historic resources.

Topic: Where to find the City of Georgetown’s online historic resources and a brief history of Downtown’s development. Click here to watch the video

Topic: What is a COA, why do we have them, and when did Downtown have a 100’ tall tower? Click here to watch the video

Topic:  Pro tips for historic property research and the 1st known female real estate developer in Georgetown. Click here to watch the video

Topic: How the railroad made the Downtown we enjoy today, and why Old Town has so many different building styles. Click here to watch the video

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