See! Save! Celebrate!
May is national Preservation Month! That means that people all over the country (from preservation organizations to local businesses to civic organizations) will be celebrating history and historic places with special events, community service opportunities, and demonstrations. This year’s theme is See! Save! Celebrate! Visit the National Park Service’s Preservation Month page, your State Historic Preservation Office Website, or the National Trust’s calendar for a list of activities in your area.
Lordy, lordy, look who’s forty!
Since 1973, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has sponsored Preservation Month with the help of local preservation groups, state historical societies, and business and civic organizations across the country. The program is designed to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.
All Atwitter about Preservation
While you are out and about enjoying all that Preservation Month 2013 has to offer, use Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter to share photos and spread the word. Let everyone know just how awesome (and important) preservation is! The official hashtag for Preservation Month 2013 is #presmonth.
If you are in the Lexington, Kentucky area and are looking for a way to kick off Preservation Month, you should join the BGT for a deTour of Michler’s Florist and Greenhouse tonight at 5:30. After a tour of the 112 year family business, we’ll be walking over to Latrobe’s Pope Villa for refreshments and to celebrate Benjamin Latrobe’s 249th birthday, the 200th year of the house and Preservation Month.