A Documentary Film by Camilo Silva

Preservation

Bring Awareness To Preservation


Simple Steps to Becoming A Historic Preservation Advocate

1. Understand

Historic preservation requires a little detective work.  With so many resources available to us it is best to investigate your subject in depth and do your due diligence.  It may be easy or it may be difficult but in the end nonetheless rewarding as the fascinating history of your subject will reveal itself.  A grounded understanding of your subject will make it easier for your to educate others about its value and importance.

 

2. Speak Up

If you are passionate about something…speak up! Most cities and states have historic preservation offices/commissions so get in touch and make your voice be heard.  Use social media to get the word out.

 

3. Get Involved

There are hundreds of historic preservation organizations to join (see a few below) across the country at the national, state, and local level.  Many of these organizations are non-profit so volunteers, members, and/or donations are always appreciated.

 

4. Engage

Talk to friends, family, and engage your community.  Get others involved and get them to join you.

 

GET INVOLVED!

 

National Organizations and Resources

Preserve America

National Preservation Institute

American Association for State and Local History

Organization of American Historians

Preservation Directory

Preservation Action

Historicorp

 

Local Organizations Resources

Los Angeles Conservancy

California Preservation Foundation

New York Landmarks Conservancy

Preservation Chicago

Preservation Miami

Historic Seattle

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Boston Preservation Alliance

The Georgia Trust

Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Historic Preservation League of Oregon

Cityscape Detroit

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

Preservation Texas

 

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