CHATHAM, Va. - Preservation Virginia says the commonwealth is losing historic tobacco barns that are a symbol of its rural heritage.
The organization says in a news release that it's launching a project in Pittsylvania County aimed at preserving the county's tobacco barns. Another goal is to raise awareness about the barns' importance to Virginia's rural landscapes.
The project includes a survey to determine the number, types and conditions of tobacco barns in the county.
A meeting to kick off the Pittsylvania County project will be held Feb. 29 at the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham.
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