<p>HALLSVILLE – The city of Hallsville is gearing up for a big birthday celebration in 2019 as the home of the Bobcats is set to celebrate its 150th anniversary.</p>
Resource surveys, Longview’s sesquicentennial celebration and the idea of a cultural arts district will be discussed at a busy Historic Preservation Commission meeting today.
Grants for 2018-2019 are the immediate task for the City of Longview-Cultural Activities Advisory Commission, but members were asked Wednesday to start looking toward the city’s next milestone birthday in 2020.
Party planners are detailing their game plan for Longview’s 150th birthday celebration in 2020.
Municipal leaders will discuss plans for the city of Longview’s sesquicentennial celebration during a meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
The 147-year-old Rucker-Campbell House in Longview has a new roof, subflooring, updated water connections and a fresh coat of paint, but volunteers say it will take much more work and fundraising to open the historical structure by the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2020.
Three years isn’t too early for Longview leaders to start planning a 150th birthday party.
The Longview Historic Preservation Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Development Services Training Room, 410 S. High St. in Longview.