The Power of Preservation

May marks the annual celebration of National Preservation Month, and we are thrilled to be participating in so many events across America to share our enthusiasm for history, culture, and the treasured places we care for year after year!

Historic preservation focuses on maintaining accessibility and usability of cultural assets, primarily involving the remediation of material deterioration based on the exposure to the environment and human activity. This effort often finds itself at the intersection of restoration and conservation. So, how do these approaches differ? Read our blog Preserving What Remains to gain better insights of how EverGreene works on all our preservation projects.

Preservation is not just about the built environment. It includes important artifacts & objects (sculptures & monuments, fountains, statues); historic landscapes (cemeteries or parks and gardens), along with significant historic sites (like a battlefield, forts, or structures like bridges.)

Preservation Month Event Calendar
Be sure to join us virtually or live in your local community for a variety of historic tours,  award ceremonies, community projects, and public lectures and exhibitions. Here are just a few of the places you will find EverGreene, mark your calendars accordingly; many events are FREE to attend:

  • New York Landmarks Conservancy will hold the 31st Annual  Lucy G. Moses Awards 5/6. Grab a free ticket to the virtual program here.
  • It’s the 40th Anniversary of Michigan Historic Preservation organization.  Hope to see you at the Conference  5/11-14, be sure to check out our booth and learn more about our current work at the Michigan Central Station
  • Museum of Early Trades and Crafts will host a virtual discussion on EverGreene’s conservation work at the James Library Building and the importance of the traditional trades in today’s workforce the evening of Wednesday 5/19. Click to register for free.
  • The California Preservation Foundation is now accepting award submissions for their 37th Annual Design Awards. We are looking forward to showcase our own California work and attending to celebrate all the amazing historic preservation West Coast winners later this year.
  • Preservation Maryland has a new weekly podcast for preservation enthusiasts. PreserveCast brings you stories from around the world about the people who are doing the work to preserve, interpret, and save our past.
  • Get out for a walk! The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission has a downloadable guide for a historic walking tour of Times Square. Seven EverGreene restored Theatres are on the list!
    Not in NYC? No problem!  Find your nearest public park to explore beautiful collections of outdoor sculptures and modern artwork  in your local neighborhood.

Need more ideas of how to celebrate?  Look into what our friends and partners at these national organizations are doing as their commitment to preserving history: