Established in 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.
The 2023 Preservation Month theme of “People Saving Places” is a national high-five to everyone doing the great work of saving places—in ways big and small—and inspiring others to do the same! Access resources from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help celebrate!
UPDATE: The Historic Home Collective: Open House 2023 has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 29, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, San Marcos Price Center (222 West San Antonio Street).
The Historic Home Collective is a new event presented by the Planning & Development Services to bring together owners and occupants of older and historic homes with local professionals, services, and solutions for home care, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
A come & go event, participants can hear from local speakers about the historic residential architecture as well as what to do to keep their older or historic home an energy efficient investment, with an emphasis on solar and battery technology. Also, participants will learn why historic wood windows are important while hearing about the common challenges & the basics of maintaining and repairing them. Want to learn how to navigate the historic district design guidelines and the permitting process? City staff will be on hand to help answer those questions!