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State to hold meetings on historic preservation

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis –

Several meetings will be held around Missouri this month to get public input for a statewide historic preservation plan.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a part of the Department of Natural Resources, and every five years the DNR develops a new plan for the state's prehistoric and historic resources.

Spokeswoman Sue Holst said those interested can attend one of six meetings or go online and fill out the department's questionnaire. She said public input is vital.

"This is not just for state historic sites, or it's just not for one section of historic resources in the state," Holst said. "It's for all of the historic resources in the state."

The first meeting will take place Tuesday in Liberty, Mo. Others will be Thursday in Kirksville and next Wednesday at the Government Center in Florissant.

The on-line questionnaire is at www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo

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