The Licking County Governmental Preservation Society (LCGPS) is a private, not-for profit organization charged with the preservation, restoration and utilization of historically important Licking County government buildings. Initial efforts of the LCGPS will be directed to the Licking County Historic jail.
The Society’s vision is to present citizens of Licking County and beyond with an accurate view of Licking County’s past while allowing for present day utilization by the community that will provide ongoing funding sources to sustain historically important Licking County government buildings in the future.
Our Goals to date in regards to the Historical Jail:
- Restore the jail’s former administrative and living areas as historically accurate as possible to its original use.
- Present the “cell blocks” so they are safe for public events.
- Develop an ongoing synergy with other community events and activities to make the area viable as a tourist/civic attraction.
- Develop and implement a funding plan for the renovation and ongoing and operation of historically important Licking County governmental buildings.
LCGPS 46 South Third St. PO Box 5252 Newark, Ohio 43058 (740) 345-Jail (5245)