Sustaining Kentucky’s heritage through advocacy and education


Preservation Kentucky is a statewide membership-based 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit that advocates the sustainability of our historic buildings, rural landscapes and prehistoric sites. Our primary goals are to help Kentuckians appreciate and maintain their heritage, and understand the economic development benefits of preserving our historic resources for quality of life, heritage tourism, neighborhood and downtown revitalization, and job creation.


“Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.”

Daniel Boone, American Pioneer, Explorer, Frontiersman and Folk Hero

why preserve?

Revitalizing Kentucky’s Heritage

It’s good for the neighborhood, good for the environment, good for the economy – Preservation is Good Business!  There are financial, cultural, and environmental incentives for incorporating historic preservation into residential, commercial or religious projects.  Historic buildings are adaptable and built to last, making them great incubators for small businesses.  And compared to the rents of new buildings, which are subject to new construction and materials costs, older buildings frequently maintain affordable rents.

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celebrate preservation month – May 2017

Join us for learning opportunities, webinars and presentations to help raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to enhance our communities aesthetically, economically and socially.

The national Preservation Month celebration has grown since the National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight local preservation efforts in America, instill community pride, promote heritage tourism and feature the economic benefits of preservation. Preservation Month is observed by small towns and big cities with events ranging from architectural and historic tours and award ceremonies, to fundraising events, educational programs, and heritage travel opportunities. Celebrations throughout our country during May have raised awareness and helped save thousands of historic treasures, neighborhoods and landmarks.

Check out the activities Preservation Kentucky has lined up for the month!

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upcoming events

When we build, let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our father did for us.”

– John Ruskin

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