Preservation Month Ideas

When planning activities for 2014, be sure to celebrate Preservation Month in May. Use this opportunity to join other preservation advocates to demonstrate the importance of saving real places that tell real stories. 

Preservation Month acknowledges the mission we share with communities across the country to cultivate a love of historic places. Together, we help others understand the importance of saving history.

Construct an event or activity that enables all ages to learn about the historic resources in your county. This celebration should demonstrate how preservation efforts are not only educational but also fun and engaging. Below Adrienne Campbell giddily awaits a horse ride offered by the cowboys of the Settlement Community during their celebration.

For those who have already scheduled events for May, consider taking a few moments during your event to recognize Preservation Month, and mention this celebration in your publicity efforts to show your connection to a nationwide network of preservation-related organizations. Also, take some time to visit historic sites, museums, and courthouses. Stroll down main streets and support businesses that invest in the historic fabric of their town. Take your friends and family along, and show them why preservation matters to you!

Preservation Month is a good time to join forces with other preservation organizations in your area and co-host an event. Regardless their degree of involvement, be sure to include local, regional, and statewide partners in your promotional efforts and event announcements.

THC staff have suggestions for those looking for a Preservation Month project, or who just want to expand their current scope of work. To view those suggestions click here.

 

Web pages that comment on 2013 Preservation Month activities:

Preservation Month web page from Preservation Texas

History Day web page from the Texas State Historical Association

Preservation Month web page from the National Park Service