Preservation Alaska is celebrating National Historic Preservation Month during May. We hope that you will join us in celebrating! We have lots of things to do during May from getting outdoors to watching videos of historic places to general tips on historic preservation.
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Window Signs for Your Historic Property
We have created window signs that can be displayed in the windows of historic buildings or simply used around your community to promote Historic Preservation Month. The generic sign can be branded for your organization and the AAHP on has our information for contact. (For best results, print on heavier paper such as index stock.) If you are taking a Selfie, these signs are perfect to add to your photo!
Historic Preservation Player Cards
The Treasure Photo Hunt Player Card is for the Anchorage area.
Check with your local community to see if they are doing something similar.
The Historic Selfie Scavenger Hunt is great for around the state.
We want to see your favorite historic place! Instructions are included.
Be sure to download the Window Sign to include in your selfie!
Treasure Hunt Player Card
Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt Instructions
Here’s 31 Ways to Celebrate Historic Preservation Month
We spend all year advocating for places that matter. During Preservation Month, we flex our preservationist muscles and set aside time to celebrate and explore historic places in innovative ways. This May, Preservation Alaska offers 31 suggestions on how to celebrate. Let us know when you accomplish an item by tagging #SavingPlaces to your social media post.
We can’t wait to see what you accomplish! Can you accomplish all 31?
Let us know at AKPreservation@gmail.com
Celebrate Historic Preservation Month!
Saving Places: Restore and Reuse Alaska’s Past
Alaska’s Historic Properties List – by city
This is a list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Alaska. There are over 400 listed sites in Alaska. Each of the state’s 28 boroughs and census areas has at least two listings on the National Register, except for the Kusilvak Census Area, which has none.
#ThisPlaceMatters Alaska was a photosharing campaign for Alaskans to share images of their favorite historic places around the state. This included images of historic buildings and structures, residential neighborhoods, downtowns, historic or rural landscapes, and archaeological sites (archaeological site locations are generalized for their protection).
Videos For Historic Preservation Month
Alaska Pioneer Towns — Twentieth Century Scenes
31 communities from the UAF Film Archives will be featured each day.
Check our Facebook page or this page for the link to that day’s video or check right here.
The list includes:
Thank you to Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives, Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks for sharing the videos of Alaskan communities during Historic Preservation Month. If you have information on any of the communities in the videos, please contact Angela Schmidt – Film Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Preservation Commissions in Alaska
Certified Local Governments (CLG)
SUMMARY OF THE FEDERAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM