Our 10 Most Popular Preservation Toolkits (to date)
Happy Birthday, 10 on Tuesday!
One year ago this week, we at the National Trust began putting together weekly toolkits to help you protect and enjoy the historic places that matter to you. We've covered everything from researching your historic home to greening it, recovering from disasters to designating local historic districts, and learning social media to saving places on your own.
But which toolkits have you, our loyal readers, deemed to be the most popular? We looked through the vaults, crunched numbers, and came up with this great list of favorites from the past year. If you haven't seen them yet, take a minute to browse through them -- and if you have enjoyed them once before, consider sharing them with friends!
10 Things You Should Know About Retrofitting Historic Windows
Boy, you sure do love your windows! This toolkit held the top spot without even breaking a sweat. And no wonder, since reusing your older windows can save energy and money.
This post was part of our series about how -- and why -- to set up local historic districts. It shares 10 tangible benefits that will help you make a compelling case for establishing a local historic district in your community.
This post will go down in history as "the first 10 on Tuesday post to feature a slideshow!" (See all the PreservationNation slideshows on SlideShare.) It's a handy reference guide for how to start rehabilitating your house.
You just bought a historic house… so now what? This toolkit gets you started on turning your house into a home. (Read the whole series.)
One way preservationists can express their love for old buildings: live in one. Here's how to find your dream home. (Read the whole series.)
You're ready to buy a historic home, but in what style? Here's a primer on architectural styles. (And here's part 2 when you're ready.)
Historic tours can be a great way for local history-lovers and preservation groups to bring a community together around beloved places.
Are there historic sites in your community or your state that you think would be good candidates for our annual 11 Most list? Then check out our top 10 tips for presenting a strong case when nominating your site.
10 Ways to Use Pinterest for Preservation
Peruse these quick how-tos on using the hottest social site of the moment to promote historic places and Main Street communities. For inspiration, check out PreservationNation's Pinterest page.
It’s never too early to get kids interested in preservation. Here are 10 ways to get them hooked on saving places.
Thanks for reading ... and for saving places!