September 20, 2019

Manchin Announces $132K For Preservation Of Happy Retreat In Charles Town, West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced $132,500 from the Save America’s Treasures Grant program for preservation efforts of the Happy Retreat, which was the home of Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town and brother of George Washington in Charles Town, WV. Senator Manchin has been a supporter of this Historic Preservation Fund program that is administered by the National Park Service, fighting to preserve funding through the appropriations process.

“I am glad to see the National Park Service is recognizing the importance of the great history of Happy Retreat to West Virginia and the nation through this funding that will renovate such an incredible building,” said Senator Manchin. “Understanding our history and heritage is important because it teaches us about the key lessons and achievements from the generations before us. I applaud the National Park Service for putting a spotlight on the history of West Virginia and know that this partnership will help preserve the legacy of West Virginia. As Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee I’ll continue advocating for resources to preserve our West Virginia treasures.”