May Webinar: Georgetown’s 40 Years of Main Street Documentary

May 25

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Texas Downtown (TXDT) members and potential members are invited to the May Webinar which will be a virtual screening of an in-house, 30-minute documentary about the history of the City of Georgetown’s Main Street program. A Q&A session will follow with the first Georgetown Main Street Manager Linda McCalla and the City of Georgetown's Downtown & Tourism Director Kim McAuliffe who are both featured in the documentary. The webinar, free for TXDT members, is at noon on Thursday, May 25.

Georgetown celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Main Street program in 2022, making it one of the longest-running Main Street programs in the country. The film chronicles the last 40 years of downtown revitalization efforts and how the Main Street movement started in Georgetown.

“It’s important to tell our story and provide the background on how the Georgetown we know today came to be,” Downtown & Tourism Director Kim McAuliffe said. “Many residents and visitors can’t imagine our beautiful and thriving downtown boarded up and mostly vacant, but those were the conditions in the 1980s. It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come.”

Early screenings of the documentary were held Oct. 21 and Nov. 10, 2022. The Oct. 21 event also featured a panel of previous Main Street managers and the City of Georgetown staff who worked on the film. The film is dedicated to Leo Wood, former Georgetown mayor and Main Street champion, who passed away Oct. 3, 2022.

Price: $50.00