Alabama Historical Commission
Since 1973, the month of May has been promoted as #PreservationMonth – a full 31 days to get out and celebrate the historic places that make up the fabric of our lives and our hometowns. Not only are the places worth preserving, but the stories behind them are, too. Everywhere we go, there’s more to discover. Whether the story is found in archives or attics, peeling back the layers of time helps us to understand the past with each passing generation. Recording stories help to provide a rich and lively history of the people who lived and worked there. We can better imagine their hardships, what had to be overcome and the difficult decisions they had to make in the face of adversity.
The Alabama Historical Commission is your State Historic Preservation Office, and it is our duty and passion to protect, preserve, and interpret Alabama's historic places.
Get excited about the history around us, the places, the stories and the people behind them – even the ones that haven’t been discovered yet. Stitching every story together – every single one- creates a richer, more complete picture of our nation.
Share your favorite historic place. Take time to research a museum or a place you’ve always wanted to see.(And tour it when possible!) Investigate a story you heard a grandparent tell or better yet, record it!
Here's to you, our shared stories, and the places that are all so dear to us.
Use #NationalPreservationMonth, #Preservation or #PreservationStories to share on social media.