Preservation Month California!

4-image collageMay is Preservation Month in California and across the nation! The California Office of Historic Preservation 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 event, nominate a historically significant property to the National Register of Historic Places, and more. Historic preservation is about preserving buildings and sites and the stories and traditions connected to those places. Preservation is about telling the full story of who we are! 

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 2023 Events
(the listings below are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the OHP)

April 30-May 31: Coronado Historical Association has scheduled events throughout the month, including among others, a Historic Home Tour, and their annual Preservation Symposium."
May1-31: Petaluma has a series of Preservation Month events taking place throughout May.
May 6: Pasadena Heritage is offering a Playhouse District Walking Tour of the city's historic urban core and arts district.
May 6: Santa Monica Conservancy is leading the Downtown Walking Tour of Santa Monica's architecture, history, and culture.
May 9: Santa Barbara City Council will present a Preservation Month Proclamation at their meeting, and recognize the city's new African American/Black Historic Context Statement.
May 25: Oakland Heritage Alliance is hosting an in-person lecture, "Oakland Geology and Oakland History" at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland.
May 25: City of Sacramento and Preservation Sacramento host a preservation symposium addressing preservation planning, adaptive reuse, energy efficiency, and more.


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!