Preservation Month To Do’s

April 24, 2013

May is Preservation Month. It was established as such by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1973. Events and activates are planned throughout the United States to “promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.” There are hundreds of activities around the country during the month. Visit the National Trust’s website for more information,

Here in Atlanta, the APC encourages you to do the following for Preservation Month:

Come to a Talk – From Animal House to Our House

Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Award-winning writer and preservationist Ron Tanner makes a stop at the Atlanta Preservation Center to offer a comic monologue about his funny, heart-warming book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story. Combining romance with history and humor, Tanner tells the true story of how he and his wife bought condemned property a wrecked former frat house — and restored it to its original Victorian splendor. They knew nothing about fixing up houses when they started. In 2008, This Old House magazine featured their remarkable work.  Tanner’s talk includes an impressive slide show. Learn More

Watch for Guest Bloggers

Beginning this May, the APC will post blogs by guest bloggers from Atlanta’s preservation community. These advocates and educators will share different points of view on preservation, Atlanta and the work of the APC.

 Be a Member of the APC

Are you a member of the APC? If you are, thank you for your support. If not, we ask that you consider joining. Your contribution benefits you, the APC and Atlanta.

Your membership fee supports the advocacy work and educational programming of the APC. APC is present at meetings throughout the City, acting as a voice for historically and culturally significant sites. APC is in the schools providing curriculum that demonstrates the importance of historic preservation. Many times, APC’s programming combines both advocacy and education. If you attended a Phoenix Flies event last month, you experienced this benefit first hand.

APC membership makes you an advocate for Atlanta’s past and future! Learn More

Attend an Advocacy Meeting

Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm

Learn how you can be the eyes and ears for Atlanta’s historic buildings and sites. Join the APC’s Advocacy Committee for its monthly meeting. Briefs on endangered sites will be shared and actions planned for advocacy. Learn More