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Last updated: 5/6/19

Boston Preservation Month

Every May, Boston Preservation Month encourages public awareness and appreciation of the City's historic resources.

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.

Every year we put together a list of exhibits, walking tours, lectures, and more, related to history. The events are free or low-cost, and some are led by BLC staff or our Commissioners. You can find more information about this year's below, or print out a list of events here.

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Citizen Preservation Award

In 2017, we launched the annual Citizen Preservation Awards. Presented during our annual kickoff event, the awards recognize outstanding individuals who help preserve and protect Boston.

Upcoming Preservation Month events

Upcoming events
More Preservation Month events

All Preservation Month events

All Preservation Month events

Preservation month posters

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Our posters are available for you to download for free.

Preservation Month poster #1

Preservation Month poster #2

Preservation Month Poster #3

2017 Preservation Month posters