31 Days of Action for Preservation
We spend all year advocating for places that matter. During Preservation Month, we flex our preservationist muscles and set aside time to celebrate and explore historic places in innovative ways. This May, the National Trust needs your help. Complete the items on the action list below, and let us know when you do by tagging #ThisPlaceMatters. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish!
Day 1. Share this list on social media, and compete with your preservation pals to see who can check the most off this list. (And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, if you aren't already!)
Day 2. Read the latest issue of Preservation magazine.
Day 3. Share your photos of historic places. Don’t forget to use #ThisPlaceMatters!
Day 4. Visit a historic site or house museum near you.
Day 8. Text SAVINGPLACES to 52886 to sign up for text alerts from the National Trust so you can stay in the know about future preservation actions. (Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit.)
Day 9. Get inspired by people who save places in new and innovative ways.
Day 10. Meet your dream home in our weekly Preservation Personals.
#Repost @denvercpd ・・・ We’re crazy about preservation! Are you? Get ready for National Preservation Month by sharing pictures of your favorite historic buildings and places and tagging them #ThisPlaceMattersDenver ... The places can be designated landmarks—like this recently designated home in University Park—or not designated, as long as they are places that matter to you! To download your This Place Matters materials and read more about Preservation Month events, visit DenverGov.org/Landmark and click “News” on the navigation bar. #preservation #nationalpreservationmonth #ThisPlaceMatters
Day 11. Contact your elected officials to discuss preservation issues where you live. And don’t forget to register to vote! Local, state, and national elections can have a huge effect on preservation.
Day 12. Book a room at a Historic Hotel of America.
Day 13. Start a preservationist book club. We have some book suggestions to get you started.
Day 15. Help us tell the full American story. Learn how others are addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in preservation.
Day 16. Volunteer for your local or statewide preservation organization.
Day 17. Join the National Trust and help us save places.
Day 18. Visit a National Park Service site near you.
Day 20. Take a walk around your neighborhood. Play history detective to find out more about its unique past.
Day 21. Do you live in a historic building? Learn more about your house’s history!
Day 22. Speak up for National Treasures and other preservation-related causes.
Day 23. Keep your preservation projects green.
Day 25. Start saving places in your neighborhood.
Day 27. Help protect your community by identifying a National Register nominee.
Day 29. Take preservation pen pals to a whole new level—draw your favorite building and send it to a friend.
Day 30. Learn more about yourself (and about historic places) with our quizzes.
Day 31. Raise a glass to preservation! Discover local historic bars.