This Place Matters
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 that are part of our shared history.
As part of Historic Preservation Month, the National Trust launched a “This Place Matters” 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 #ThisPlaceMatters on your preferred social media platforms to join the national conversation.
2020 #ThisPlaceMattersHsv 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 #ThisPlaceMattersHsv campaign in May.
Because more people are avoiding crowds to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Huntsville, the #ThisPlaceMatterHsv campaign will look a little different compared to previous years. Instead of convening for in-person events, the City will host interactive content on HuntsvilleAL.gov and through social media.
For four weeks in May, we will spotlight a variety of beloved historic sites, from civic buildings and businesses to schools and houses of worship. Follow HHPC’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for daily photos and information on historic assets in our community.
The City will also highlight a historic community space on City Blog and in a live interview on social media each week.
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. While social distancing at the places that matter to you, be sure to share your photos and videos with us by using the hashtag #ThisPlaceMattersHsv.