Historic Preservation Month is celebrated nationally each May. Spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the observance seeks to heighten awareness about the wonderful buildings and places that are part of our shared history.
The National Trust shares historic preservation content each year during a monthlong campaign to inspire discussions about preservation, why it’s important and how you can get involved. The campaign further encourages people to share the historic places and spaces that are meaningful to them through social media.
Use the hashtag #SavingPlaces on your preferred social media platforms to join the national conversation.
2021 #SavingPlacesHSV Campaign
To celebrate and preserve Huntsville’s historic structures and heritage while practicing safe social distancing, the City of Huntsville, Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) and Preservation Planner Katie Stamps will launch an all-digital Preservation Month campaign in May. The City will use a distinctive hashtag, #SavingPlacesHSV, as part of the monthlong campaign.
This year, the City will bring special attention to historic and culturally significant places and tourist destinations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighted attractions include the Heritage Room at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, H.C. Blake Art & History Center, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Burritt on the Mountain, Historic Lowry House and Weeden House, among others. Each week, we will feature a different place via Facebook Live and City Blog.
PARTICIPATE ON SOCIAL
Although this year’s effort is all online, residents can still get outside and enjoy Huntsville’s historic structures – 6 feet apart. In-person events coinciding with Historic Preservation Month will include Five Points Porch Fest (May 8), the unveiling of a historic marker at the YMCA on Lincoln Street (May 19) and the Historic Huntsville Foundation Preservation Awards (May 26).
While social distancing at the places that matter to you, be sure to share your photos and videos with us by using the hashtag #SavingPlacesHSV.