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.
2022 #SAVINGPLACESHSV CAMPAIGN
To celebrate the continued growth of Alabama’s largest city, we will bring special attention to the history and evolution of Huntsville’s downtown commercial district. Coming soon to Facebook and Instagram is a series of interviews with subject matter experts who will discuss the I. Schiffman Building, Clinton Row and former Yarborough Hotel. Other locations will also be featured throughout the month.
Free guided walking tours of downtown Huntsville will be offered Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. and Friday, May 20, at 6 p.m. Led by City Preservation Planner Katie Stamps, tours will depart from the historic First National Bank Building on West Side Square. A City Blog article published in late May will help wrap up the celebration.
PARTICIPATE ON SOCIAL
We invite residents to participate on social media by sharing their favorite historic places using the distinctive hashtag #SavingPlacesHsv.
Other events coinciding with Historic Preservation Month include:
- Concerts on the Docks at Lowe Mill (Recurring weekly on Fridays)
- Historic Huntsville Foundation’s unveiling of a historic marker honoring Dr. Frances Roberts at 603 Randolph Ave. (May 6)
- Five Points Porch Fest (May 7)