Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month This May

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Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) speaking at HTC project, the Phillips Packing Plant in Cambridge, MD on March 10th. Photo: Preservation Maryland

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month this May! Tours, special programs and events celebrating all things preservation, will be happening across the country throughout May. Let us know what your city or state is doing to celebrate Preservation Month!

Preservation Month Site Visits

National Historic Preservation Month is a great time to reach out to your members of Congress and their staff, and invite them tour a historic tax credit project or join a Preservation Month event. Preservation Action is working to leverage Preservation Month as a great opportunity for members of Congress to visit historic tax credit projects and other historic sites in their district/state. The co-chairs of the Historic Preservation Caucus, Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with Preservation Action, sent a letter to House members recognizing Preservation Month and encouraging site visits while in district. We will also be hosting a Preservation Month Hill briefing to encourage members of Congress and their staff to celebrate Preservation Month.

Preservation Month Dear Colleague Letter 

A great resource to find out about Preservation Month activities in your state is to check out your State Historic Preservation Office or state and local preservation organizations in your area.

State Historic Preservation Offices 

The House and Senate will on an in-district period April 30 – May 4 and again May 28 – June 1. One thing we heard time and time again from congressional staff during Advocacy Week, was site visits help to show members of Congress the tangible impact of programs like the Historic Tax Credit and Historic Preservation Fund. If your member/s of congress are unavailable for a site visit, invite congressional staff; this is still great way to highlight the impact of preservation in their state. Contact Rob Naylor with Preservation Action at rnaylor@preservationaction.org if you need assistance facilitating a site visit. Share stories and photos from your site visits with us on Facebook and Twitter!