Princeton Renaissance Project, empowered by The Blueprint Communities Program, is working to improve life in Princeton, West Virginia.

We envision by 2016, we will have an attractive, economically vibrant downtown environment that inspires a sense of pride and renewal, where community members are engaged, active, and excited.

There are a multitude of projects in process, including the restoration of the historic Lavon Theater (formally The Royal Theatre), a multi-wall mural project, a community garden and more.  A series of fundraisers and special events are being held in and around the theater as we move towards renovation. Stay up to date on event announcements and the progress of The Renaissance on our facebook page and on the events calendar below.  Please be a part of this exciting development!

Explore our community plan HERE and shout out with your input through our contact page. 
---  Embracing the Past, Engaging the Future!  ---

Stay tuned!

You can support the renovation of the theater by sponsoring a chair! 
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible contribution. Several levels of sponsorship are now available; 
CLICK HERE to Download our Brochure! 
Click Below to purchase an MP3 of the Blueprint Communities Program's theme song,
written and performed by Princeton's own Option 22

Upcoming Events

Mercer Monster Mash

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downtown Princeton


A 2 Day Halloween Extravaganza!! Produced by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who reeeallly like Halloween (JUMP START of Princeton, WV), this event is crazy amounts of fun. It was wildly successful in its inaugural year last fall; we invite you to carry on the tradition in 2014!

Friday, Oct. 31: 6pm- Trick or Treat on Mercer Street 8pm- Prizes for Best Costume & Best Pumpkin Carving 9pm- Appalachee Paranormal Society Investigation at Associated Photography Midnight- Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Turnaround

Saturday, Nov. 1: 5pm- Little Shop of Horrors at The Turnaround Dusk- Zombie Walk at Princeton City Park 7pm-Ghost Stories sponsored by Sly Fox 10pm- Army of Darkness at The Turnaround

Call 304-425-6425 for more info! All events are FREE if charge!!!!


*Cover Art by Kira Shoemaker