Preservation Month


Established inPreservation Day Celebration Image 3 with Cephas House 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Month is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, state agencies, business, and civic organizations across the country.

This year's theme is People Saving Places. Historic place-savers pour their time, energy, and resources into protecting places they care about, often without recognition. Preservation Month 2022 is for them, a national high-five to everyone doing the great work of saving places in hopes that it will inspire and empower others to do the same.

Visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation for resources, stories, and special events to help celebrate Preservation Month this year!

his year, come join the San Marcos Preservation Day Celebration as we shine the spotlight on the undertold stories of San Marcos at our free Preservation Day Celebration at the Cephas House (217 West MLK Drive) on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10 AM - 2 PM! Learn about the evolution of historic preservation and hear stories from:

  • Johnson Planning & Preservation Consulting
  • Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
  • Dunbar Heritage Association
  • Local Archivist Beth Grayson

Stick around for a 30-minute walking tour of the Dunbar Historic District followed by a guided tour of the Calaboose African American History Museum! Light refreshments will be served.