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Mt. Zion Preservation Project

Mt. Zion Preservation Project

Mt. Zion Preservation Project

CoArts is partnered with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society to preserve and restore a 115-year old landmark building constructed by and for the Black community of Southeast Ohio.

In 2019, the Society was selected as one of three national sites to work with the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a National Endowment for the Arts initiative supporting rural communities through hands-on training in creative placemaking, design justice, and planning. CoArts is working with the Society and CIRD to organize a series of community design workshops focused on the architectural rehabilitation and revitalization of Mt. Zion Baptist Church as a hub supporting Black history and culture.

Project Partners

Funding Sources

  • Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design