Preservation Month 2023

photo by: Nicole Canegata

March 13, 2023

Preservation Month 2023

People Saving Places

Historic place-savers like you pour their time, energy, and resources into protecting places they care about, often without recognition. This May, our 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. Check out our resources below to help you spread the word in your community.

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-themed GIPHY Stickers!

As every preservationist knows, saving places becomes even more crucial when a special old place is threatened. Stay tuned for these big announcements in May, in which we spotlight endangered places across the country and lift up the people and groups working to protect them.

May 9

America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2023

We are announcing the 2023 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on May 9, 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.

Find out who is listed.

June 2

Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program

Together with American Express, the National Trust will announce the Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program recipients. These grants will help 25 small restaurant owners address critical needs amid ongoing economic challenges so that their establishments’ legacies can continue.

See the list of recipients.

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

Share your stories from Route 66! Whether a quirky roadside attraction, a treasured business, or a piece of family history, we are looking for your stories from this iconic highway.

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