Preservation Month California!

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, 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 non-profit organization, local government, or public agency, planning Preservation Month activities? Post a link to your events here, and help build our statewide list! Contact Diane Barclay, Outreach and Communications Coordinator at  

Preservation Month 2019 Events
(the listings below are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the OHP)
May 1: Napa - Napa Coloring Books about local history distributed free to third graders
May 1-31: Long Beach - Preservation Events throughout May
May 1-31: Saratoga - Preservation Events throughout May
May 4: Burbank: Tour of Historic Mentzer House
May 5: Healdsburg - Healdsburg Homes Tour
May 5: Monrovia - 37th Annual Historic Homes Tour
May 8 & 11: Glendale - Landmark This! Workshop, and Restoration Expo respectively
May 8-11: Palm Springs - California Preservation Foundation Annual Conference
May 11: Marysville - Marysville 4th Annual Historic Faire
May 11: Rancho Santa Fe - Architecture in Bloom: Home & Garden Tour
May 11: Riverside - Doors Open Riverside
May 11: Santa Cruz - Historic Landmark Blue Plaques Award event
May 12-30: Coronado - Preservation Events throughout May
May 18: Earlimart - Jubilee Celebration at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
May 18: Ontario - Historic Homes Tour
May 18: Redwood City - Historic Downtown Tour 
May 18: Salinas - Founders Day. En español
May 18: San Francisco - SF Heritage Soiree 2019
May 19: Orange - 23rd Annual Preservation Awards Dinner & Garden Party
May 23: Pasadena - Annual Historic Preservation Awards event. Event flyer

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!