Preservation Month 2018

Here are 8 Great ways to celebrate Preservation Month this May!

*But First - A Bonus Way to Celebrate*

Attend Why Preservation Matters: Shaping A Sustainable & Equitable Future with Max Page on May 30!

This event was postponed earlier in the month, now it is back on. Max Page argues that preservation is no longer just about old buildings instead, the movement must transform itself to stand against gentrification, work more closely with the environmental sustainability movement, and challenge societies to confront their pasts. 


Be your own tour guide through a changing neighborhood.

We uploaded all 4 of the Munjoy Hill walking tours to our website.


Make a Preservation Plan for your older building.

Having an older building can be overwhelming but you don’t have to do everything all at once. Having a plan will help you start checking things of your list and keep things in perspective. Landmarks is still using a plan we created 10 years ago to decide projects for the Safford  House. Don’t even know where to start making a plan? Check out historic preservation consultants in our Preservation Directory. They can assess the whole building and help you prioritize your projects.


Get in on the preservation action in Nason's Corner Tuesday, May 15!

Learn about Nason’s Corner and Landmarks plan to research the neighborhood Summer 2018. We want your help too! We are hoping to connect with anyone who knows about the neighborhood, buildings, and people of Nason's corner.  This Event is FREE! Registration preferred. Tuesday, May 15, 6-7 pm, St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford Street, Portland. More info and registration here. 


Get in Touch with Falmouth’s turn-of-the-century Wild Side

A Casino, A Hotel and an Outdoor Theatre in 1899, oh my! As part of Falmouth's ongoing 300 year celebration there will be lecture called "Destination Falmouth:  From Farmland to Vacationland," hosted by Falmouth Historical Society on May 17. The event is free but registration is required. More info here. The forecaster published a picture of the Underwood Spring Park here.     

(This lecture is great prep for our Historic Gala celebrating the same era on Peaks Island!)


Go to a Good Ol' fashioned Sash Revival on May 19!

Bagala Window Works is celebrating Preservation Month and 30 years in the window biz by hosting a celebration and Sash Revival at their shop in Westbrook. You can even get started restoring a window sash of your own. “Visit the shop for a day of hands-on learning with our historic window restoration experts”  I hear there will door prizes too. Learn more here


Get in on the preservation action in East Deering on Wednesday, May 23rd!

Learn about East Deering along Washington and Veranda and Landmarks plan to research the neighborhood Summer 2018. We want your help too! We are hoping to connect with anyone who knows about the neighborhood, buildings, and people of East Deering.  This Event is FREE! Registration preferred.Wednesday, May 23, 6-7 pm, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Avenue, Portland. More info and registration here. 


Be a part of the movement online.

We are sharing house histories, #thisplacematters buildings, and Where in Portland Clues all month on Facebook and Instagram. Hangout with us online!

Follow the National Trust's hashtag #thisplacematters to see what buildings people care about all over the world. Print out your own sign here and share with us and the world what places matter to you. Tag us in your photos so we can see and share the buildings that you love!

Also, our staff doesn’t stop thinking about historic preservation when the work day is over. Director of Advocacy, Julie Larry post with @mainehouses and our newest staff member and Development Assistant, Tova Mellen, posts old places with @the_past_place

Happy Preservation Month!