April 14, 2022

Preservation Month 2022

People Saving Places

  • By: The National Trust for Historic Preservation

Historic place-savers like you pour their time, energy, and resources into protecting places they care about, often without recognition. So, this year’s Preservation Month theme of “People Saving Places” is a national high-five to everyone doing the great work of saving places—in ways big and small—and inspiring others to do the same!

Throughout the month of May, you can join the celebration in a few easy ways:

  • Sign up for our weekly email newsletter to enjoy uplifting stories about people saving places across the country.
  • Register to attend one (or more!) of our free virtual events featuring cool people, places, and projects.
  • Spread the word about Preservation Month in your own community.

Browse this page for more details of how to get involved. Happy Preservation Month!

Digital Marketing Kit

This handy resource offers ready-to-use copy and images for all your digital outreach.

Free GIF Stickers

Add some extra fun to your Instagram Stories using Preservation Month-themed GIPHY Stickers!

Wednesday, May 4

9:00 am ET

America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2022

We are announcing the 2022 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places at 9:00 a.m. ET on May 4, and this year’s lineup features incredible work from a wide array of communities who are working hard to protect threatened places they care about.

Tuesday, May 17

7:00 pm ET

The Untold Story of Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost: On the Frontline of School Desegregation in New Orleans

On-Demand Video

On November 14, 1960, four six-year-old Black girls desegregated the all-white elementary schools in New Orleans—Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost at McDonogh 19 in the Lower Ninth Ward and Ruby Bridges at William Frantz in the Upper Ninth Ward. Tonight, three of the “New Orleans Four,” including Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost, join us to share how the former McDonogh 19 School, which closed in 2004 and was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina, is coming back to life as the TEP (Tate, Etienne, and Prevost) Center.

This webinar is the latest in a series expanding the narrative of Brown v. Board of Education and commemorates the legislation's 68th anniversary.


Tuesday, May 24

All Day!

Member Appreciation Day

Preservation Month 2022 honors the people whose contributions, big and small, keep the work of historic preservation moving forward. That’s why we want to recognize the role National Trust members play in this critical work. Our members are the National Trust’s greatest champions and our partners in powering preservation.

Podcasting for Preservation
On-Demand Video

In recent years, preservationists across the country have turned to podcasting to share the voices and stories behind historic spaces. Hear from the creators, and representatives of four different podcasts as they explore how this intangible form of communication has helped foster community, connection, and conversation about the places we love most.

From Aspiration to Inspiration
On-Demand Video

Since 2011 the National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded the American Express Aspire Award to emerging leaders in the preservation field. To celebrate Preservation Month, we’ve brought together six of the past awardees to share their success stories, lessons learned, and biggest hopes for preservation in the years to come.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. Savingplaces.org


We believe all Americans deserve to see their history in the places that surround us. As a nation, we have work to do to fill in the gaps of our cultural heritage.

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