Nominations for Preservation Kentucky’s annual Excellence in Preservation Awards are now open! Established in 2012 to honor the exceptional contributions of Kentuckians who have excelled in preserving the Commonwealth’s rich heritage, Preservation Kentucky’s annual awards feature projects from rural......Read more
WELCOME TO PRESERVATION KENTUCKY
Sustaining Kentucky’s heritage through advocacy and education
Historic preservation is an economic driver and development tool that contributes significantly to local, regional and state revenue; quality of life; neighborhood and downtown revitalization; job creation; workforce security; tourism; and, recreational, arts and cultural activities.
Who we are
A statewide membership-based 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit that facilitates the sustainability of our historic buildings, rural landscapes and prehistoric sites through advocacy and education.
To make Kentucky communities stronger, healthier and economically sustainable.
To advocate the economic benefits of historic preservation for community revitalization and resiliency, heritage tourism and workforce security; to provide technical assistance on the methods, materials and treatment of historic properties; and, to connect Kentuckians with their heritage by helping them appreciate, maintain and protect their history.
Include workshops, webinars, conferences and publications on the economic, community and aesthetic benefits of historic preservation, why preservation is good business, and how it contributes to local and state revenue; quality of life; downtown and neighborhood revitalization; jobs; tourism; and recreational, arts and cultural activities.
“Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.”
Daniel Boone, American Pioneer, Explorer, Frontiersman and Folk Hero
“It’s been said that, at its best, preservation engages
the past in a conversation with the present over a
mutual concern for the future.”
William Murtagh, First Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places