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Preservation Month California!

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May is Preservation Month
, not just in California, but across the nation. The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) invites all California communities and preservation enthusiasts to make the month of May an opportunity for discovering/re-discovering, honoring, and sharing the unique heritage of your local region. Visit a historic site, sponsor or attend a cultural festival or event, nominate a historically significant property to the National Register of Historic Places, create a family history book. Historic preservation is not only about preserving buildings and sites, but also the stories and traditions connected to those places. Preserve the history, tell the stories! 

Preservation Month California

Preservation Month Activities in California
Is your community planning Preservation Month activities? Post a link to your events here! Contact Diane Barclay, Outreach and Communications Coordinator at Below are some of the events taking place in 2018: 


May 1-31: The City of Saratoga has a number of Historic Preservation events happening throughout the month.
May 4-6: Preservation Sacramento
conducts their annual Jane Walks through historic Sacramento.
May 6: Monrovia Historic Preservation Group, 
will host its 36th Annual Historic Homes Tour
May 10: Riverside
hosts the 3rd Annual Doors Open Riverside, spotlighting historic properties not usually open to the public.
May 12: Chico Heritage Association has a number of Preservation Month events planned for the month.
May 13: Old Escondido Historic District is hosting their 21st Annual Mother's Day Home Tour, featuring five historic homes.
May 19: Vintage Fresno is holding a Historic Buildings Heart Bombing Event at the Central Valley Cheese Buildings in Fresno.
May 19: San Francisco Heritage, hosts a Soiree celebrating the rehabilitation of historic Pier 70.
May 20: Old Towne Preservation Association, Orange, hosts their 22nd Annual Preservation Awards Dinner.
May 21: Richmond Historic Preservation Commission, hosts their annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony
May 24: Tenderloin Museum,
San Francisco, is offering a LGBTQ History Walking Tour in San Francisco. 
May 24: Santa Monica History Museum
is holding their Free Admission Day for the month of May.
May 31: Coronado Historical Association, is hosting a  Preservation Month Heritage Symposium
May 31: Save Our Heritage Organisation, San Diego, hosts their annual People in Preservation Awards.


California is home to a rich diversity of people, and natural, cultural, and historical resources. 
That is something worth celebrating and preserving for generations to come!