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California Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month!

School Group at Sutter's Fort
May is Preservation Month, not just in California, but across the nation. So now the question is, what are you going to do about it?

The California Office of Historic Preservation is issuing three “challenges” in honor of Preservation Month.

See the information below to figure out which challenge, or challenges, you want to take on. And, as you take them on, share your thoughts and opinions on  OHP's Facebook page.

Events and Activities

Kids on covered wagon ride
There's no better time than Preservation Month to get out and enjoy (and support) the wonderful historic places in our state. Many of those places are holding special events and activities during the month of May.

To help promote historic preservation related activities throughout the state, California's Office of Historic Preservation will post information about events related to historic preservation, heritage tourism, and cultural resources. Submit your event to our list by contacting William Burg and providing event details.

See our Preservation Month Events page to find out about events in your area.

Video Showcase

Videographer at Bodie State Historic Park
Share your online videos of California’s historic places--because we all know that there are so many historic places in California it would more than a lifetime to see them all.

So, for those folks who simply can't come to your community in person, post your videos about your favorite historic places to YouTube and share them with us at For videos that meet Flickr length limitations, you can also post videos directly to the Preservation Month group we’ve created on Flickr.

For more information, see OHP's Video Showcase.

For more information about Preservation Month and additional ideas for activities, see the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Month webpage.