Main Street McMinnville is proud to host several events under the banner of “This Place Matters” to celebrate our historic buildings during May in honor of National Preservation Month.
Events include a workshop, a week-long photography scavenger hunt, the presentation of one award celebrating downtown businesses and building owners, and social media microhistories.
The Main Street McMinnville Design Committee believes our downtown buildings and streetscape are essential to keep McMinnville unique and beautiful. It seeks to revitalize our downtown buildings and spaces as well as foster an appreciation for our local history through historic preservation. To get involved click here.
Saturday Microhistories on Facebook: Share Your This Place Matters Story
Every Saturday we'll be sharing a microhistory of one of our downtown gems with the hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters. We invite you to share your favorite building's story and hashtag it on Saturdays too! Tell us which buildings matter to you!
Not following us on Facebook? No worries you can follow our page here.
May 28: The Building Puzzler: Photo Scavenger Hunt of Architecture Downtown
How well do you know downtown buildings? Pick up your form online, at TOPZ, or at the Main Street McMinnville office on May 28. Return your form completed by June 3; boards with all nine buildings correct will be entered into a drawing for 2 downtown prizes worth a total of $50. One form per individual.
Special thanks to Ian Riley Photography for developing the scavenger hunt.
May 31: "You Caught My Eye" Storefront Award winner announced
Main Street McMinnville's Design Committee will announce the winner of our storefront design award in May to celebrate and appreciate downtown building owners and businesses.
"You Caught Our Eye" Storefront Award for a business whose storefront contributes delight, creativity, and a WOW factor which inspires you to return again and again.
The winner will receive a commemorative award and recognition on the MSM social media, in our monthly newsletter and website. Judges include the Design Committee.
June 3: Getting to Know Your Historic Building
Cheryl Watson Mingle of Magness Library and Katie Kemezis of Main Street speak about their ongoing research into Grange Hall in the Crisp Springs area - both successes and its challenges. They invite others researching historic buildings or homes to come and share their successes and ask the group for help on their challenges.
5:00 - 6:30 | Magness Library (118 W. Main Street, McMinnville)
Refreshments provided | $5 Suggested Donation
Complete and turn into Main Street McMinnville by June 3 for entry into a downtown gifts drawing