Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Belmont Courthouse Labor Day Celebration

On Saturday, August 31, the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse is having its Labor Day celebration in the central Nevada town, Belmont. The celebration allows attendees to enjoy a barbecue, live music, art shows, games, and tours of the historic Belmont Courthouse. The event aims to raise funds to aid the protection, restoration, and preservation of the courthouse, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The Friends of the Belmont Courthouse—a non-profit organization that aims to save the building—is making strides restoring the courthouse, recently installing several new windows. The new windows are built according to state historic preservation standards and greatly enhance the aesthetic qualities of the courthouse. According to Donna Motis, president of the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse, more improvements are on the way. "We have commitments from private donors for four more windows," Motis says. "And our group has raised enough funds at this time to replace an additional three more."

You can learn more about Friends of the Belmont Courthouse in the July/August issue of Nevada Magazine, or by visiting belmontcourthouse.org.

Friends of the Belmont Courthouse 
P.O. Box 985 Tonopah, NV 89049

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