Skip to Main Content
Contact Us Search
OHP Title

California Preservation Month

Preservation Month
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. Has your family lived in your community for generations or did they immigrate more recently from another country? Write up your history, include photographs, and 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 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  We are accepting submissions now for Preservation Month 2017. Below are just a few of the events taking place in 2017: 

Opportunities for Participating in Historic Preservation Month 2017

Arcata is planning a number of Preservation Month events.
Old Escondido Historic District, Escondido, will celebrate its 25th anniversary and Preservation Month with a Mother's Day Home Tour on May 14, 2017.
will be hosting its 35th annual Historic Homes Tour on May 7, 2017.
Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board
will host their annual Preservation Month Symposium on April 23, 2017.
Pasadena recognizes Preservation Month with the presentation of their 2017 Historic Preservation Awards, late May 2017.
Old Riverside Foundation for Historic Preservation will hold their 26th Annual Vintage Home Tour & Restoration Faire on May 20, 2017
Redwood City has a number of Preservation Month activities planned, including historic downtown tours for all of the city's 7th graders.  
Saratoga Heritage Preservation Commission, Saratoga, is celebrating its 35th year, with a variety of Preservation Month activities throughout May.
Save Our Heritage Organisation, San Diego, will present their People in Preservation awards on May 18, 2017.

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!