Boston Preservation Month
The National Trust for Historic Preservation created National Preservation Month in 1973. The month highlights historic preservation's importance through events that:
- celebrate historic places
- promote heritage tourism, and
- show the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.
Celebrate People Saving Places this May by putting a spotlight on the people in your community who are doing the important work of saving places and building communities—in ways big and small—and inspiring others to do the same. Preservation Month is our opportunity to honor and elevate all local unsung heroes.
Every year BLC brings attention to history-related activities happening throughout the month of May. We look for Boston events that are free or low-cost. Some are led by BLC commissioners or our staff. Find our list of exhibits, walking tours, lectures, and more below. And let us know on social media about any activities we missed!
Preservation Month activitiesHappening in May
Art and Architecture Tour - Boston Public Library
Monday through Sunday; start times vary
The free public tours highlight the McKim Building, a Boston Landmark.
Revisiting the Ruins: The Great Boston Fire of 1872
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boston Atheneum Exhibit, 10½ Beacon Street, 02108
King's Chapel Tuesday Recitals
every Tuesday at 12:15, donations accepted
58 Tremont Street, Boston, 02108