Welcome to National Historic Preservation Month! This is a May unlike any other. And while some COVID-19 safer-at-home measures will soon be lifting, it’s safe to say we will be celebrating and recognizing Preservation Month differently this year.
Each year, preservationists across the nation celebrate Preservation Month. It’s a time to acknowledge preservation successes and how those successes encourage economic vitality, drive heritage tourism, protect our unique communities, promote diversity and foster a sense of place.
We at the Florida Trust would like to commemorate preservation in Florida by learning more about the historic places that matter to you: from historic landmarks to historic landscapes, historic buildings to historic neighborhoods. Please take a moment to share your story (and photos) for Preservation Month.
If you’d like to follow along with Preservation Month at the national level, the National Trust will be sharing virtual experiences celebrating historic places across America throughout the month. Here’s where you can sign up to stay in touch.
Another way we are observing Preservation Month is by adding our voice to those around the country respectfully requesting Congress to include additional preservation-related investments in future programs, including supporting the economic recovery of nonprofit organizations, small business, the arts and culture sector and also protecting historic and cultural resources. You can read the full letter here.