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TEXARKANA, Texas — Main Street Texarkana will host coffee and conversation with Texas historical preservation experts Monday morning.

Staff members from Preservation Texas and the Texas Historical Commission will participate in an informal discussion "to exchange information and learn about the needs of local preservationists," according to a news release.

Topics will include local preservation challenges, resources and statewide preservation programs.

The event is open to the public. Building and business owners, local preservationists, historians, and community leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

Main Street Texarkana's mission is the preservation, repurposing, education and community involvement in historic downtown Texarkana.

Established in 2005 — and accredited by the National Main Street Center, Main Street Texas and Main Street Arkansas — Main Street Texarkana works to revitalize downtown and create connections with city officials, business owners and the community to enhance the historical district.

Preservation Texas is a private, nonprofit member-supported organization dedicated to protecting the historic resources of Texas, according to its website.

The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency in charge of historical preservation. It "consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas history through its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks," according to its website.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Silvermoon on Broad, 213 W. Broad St.

For more information, contact Main Street Texarkana at 903-792-7191 or [email protected]

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