Happy Preservation Month! Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1973, this celebration began as National Preservation Week and in 2005 was extended to include the entire month of May as National Preservation Month.
Our founder Sheryl Davis was selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its “40 Under 40: People Saving Places" inaugural list in 2018 in recognition of her work as a “mover and shaker” and “innovator” in documenting, preserving and interpreting the architectural legacy of US music history. The American Music Landmarks Project is Sheryl's next step in her dedication to serving communities across the country through music’s built heritage.
This year’s theme for Preservation Month is "People Saving Places” which acknowledges and celebrates the importance of everyone’s participation as experiencers (witnesses!) and stewards of our collective story as told through built heritage. Music fans from every generation and all walks of life are essential in the sustained relevance and survival of music landmarks, including current and future efforts to identify, save and revitalize them. Inclusivity and accessibility to opportunities for everyone is vital to success and is the #1 priority of the American Music Landmarks Project!
We invite all who are interested in an opportunity to discover and/or assist a music landmark in their community or region this Preservation Month to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you make a meaningful connection!