CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A British historian will make three public appearances in West Virginia this week, starting Tuesday in Charles Town.
Sir Neil Cossons is former chairman of English Heritage, a group that manages more than 400 historic properties in England and cares for some 500,000 objects and 12 million photographs in public archives.
Cossons will discuss preservation issues Tuesday evening at the Jefferson County Courthouse then repeat his program Wednesday evening at West Virginia University's Erikson Alumni Center in Morgantown.
Cossons will discuss what is preserved, why and how, and he'll talk about new uses for historic buildings.
On Thursday evening, he'll speak at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling.
The West Virginia Humanities Council says all the appearances are free and for the public.