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Connecting our hometown to its rich history
  Purcellville - Safe Deposit Vault Building   The Purcellville Preservation Association  

is a private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 membership organization dedicated to promoting community pride, awareness and the preservation of the historic, architectural, and cultural heritage of Purcellville, Virginia.

Through advocacy initiatives, educational programs, architectural resources, and cultural events, the association's goal is to encourage the community to learn about and save the historic properties, streetscapes, landscapes and rich heritage of its townspeople that make it special.

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3rd Saturday in September 
Purcellville's Carver Center

The PPA is connecting our hometown to it's rich history.
Please join us at our very special PPA event on Wednesday, November 5th at Town Hall, from 7:00-8:30pm

PPA Student Photo Contest Cash Prizes $$$

How do you define a historic space? Is it a place withstanding the trials of time? Is it an ordinary space thatís significant to you, such as a favorite booth in a restaurant: an old, shade-y tree? A corner on a street? Could you tell a story with a photo? 

If so, the Purcellville Preservation Association is hosting a student photography contest! Our goal is to promote the rich social and cultural experiences we weave together in places now historic, and those that may become so. The ĒLiving History in PurcellvilleĒ student photo contest is your opportunity to enrich our understanding of the many aspects of our community through your story. You donít need an expensive camera, just a willingness to share a part of your history.

All participants must reside in Hamilton, Hillsboro, Purcellville or Round Hill, and be in grades 1-12. All photos must be of people and places in those locations. Contestants will be divided into two groups: grade 1-7, and 8-12. Qualified participants will submit a 5◊7 photograph printed on photography paper. Photos in question can be in any color variation that enhances the photo. On the back of the photo include the contestantís name and address, as well as the name and email address of someone who can be contacted about the entry. This information will not be displayed.

Entrants will also submit a 4-5 sentence description, typed in Times New Roman font 12, of the personal and historical significance of persons and the site in the photograph. Immediately below the paragraph please include the contestantís name, grade and school.

All entries must include both the 8x10 photo as well as the typed paragraph.  Note: entries will not be returned. 

First, second and third prizes for each group will be awarded.

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