May is National Historic Preservation Month, a time when people across America celebrate their history, heritage, culture and special places.
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.
Preservation Kentucky will observe Preservation Month with the following activities and we hope you’ll participate! Be sure to sign up for our e-News for registration details.
Tuesday, May 11,1pm – Webinar: Why We Preserve, Daniel Vivian, PhD, Public History Professor, University of Louisville
Monday, May 17, 6pm – Presentation: Louisville Architecture, David Ames, PhD, in partnership with the Louisville Historical League, at St. Matthews Library, Louisville.
Thursday, May 18, 1pm – Webinar: How to Apply for a Kentucky Fund grant, Diana Maxwell, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Thursday, May 25, 1pm – Webinar: Why Preservation is Important for Economic Development, Joseph Klare, MBA, Director of Real Estate Finance and Investment, The Catalytic Fund
Announcement: Preservation Kentucky’s Endangered and Successfully Saved List
Announcement: Call for Nominations, Preservation Kentucky’s annual Excellence in Leadership Awards