May is National Historic Preservation Month
This year, NTHP aims to "Tell the Full American Story" through preservation.
For the past decade or so, now organized into four pieces, I've published a series of articles on what people can do to learn about and experience historic preservation:
-- "May is Historic Preservation Month: 60 ways to celebrate | Part 1: Cultural Heritage Tourism (1-19)"
-- "May is Historic Preservation Month: 60 ways to celebrate | Part 2: Explore your community (20-36)"
-- "May is Historic Preservation Month: 60 ways to celebrate | Part 3: Learn and Get Involved (37-52)"
-- "May is Historic Preservation Month: 60 ways to celebrate | Part 4: Preservation At Home (53-60)
It lists things like going on house tours, reading preservation plans, visiting historic theaters, commercial districts, hotels and railroad stations, riding a train or streetcar, etc.
Like last year, there's not as much we can do in person, at least right now, because of lingering restrictions or limitations on public activities as a result of the coronavirus, which affects events like house and building tours, street festivals, etc.
Last year's post listed a bunch of virtual activities, which you can still participate in this year. And in the comments section, I tend to add links to things that I come across after a piece has been published.
I hope by the end of the year, there will be a couple of neighborhood historic house tours that I can go on...
At the very least, we can try to read at least one book this month that's relevant to historic preservation. . This list has a lot of great recommendations (now if university libraries would just open back up to the public...).
-- "83 Best-Selling Historic Preservation Books of All Time," Book Authority