National Preservation Month

Historic Buildings in Manitou SpringsMay is National Preservation Month and the 2011 theme is “Celebrating America’s Treasures.” Throughout our nation’s communities there are significant places that have contributed to our American experience - whether a battlefield, a ship, a church or a house museum. Through the support of programs like Save America’s Treasures, thousands of preservation projects in cities and towns from coast to coast have worked to preserve these irreplaceable and tangible reminders of our roots.


By declaring National Preservation Month’s theme as “Celebrating America’s Treasures,” the hope is that communities and organizations across the country will help spread the word that programs like Save America’s Treasures not only protect the places that tell our nation’s story, but also create jobs and spur economic development in our Main Streets. Get involved today!

  • Volunteer to assist a community preservation project
  • Host an educational history event
  • Include historic sites or hotels on your next vacation to learn about our country’s past
  • Become a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation or your local preservation organization, such as the Colorado Historical Society or the Manitou Springs Heritage Center 719-685-1454

By taking action, you acknowledge that saving our heritage isn’t someone else’s job. Ensure that our nation’s treasures will be protected for future generations and spread the word this May by celebrating your community’s treasures! Check back here for local activities.