Preservation Month Activities

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

May is Historic Preservation Month

streetscape with two story buildings on either side of street with pedestrian bridge crossing over
Morristown Main Street Historic District, Tennessee, reference number: 16000120

Photograph by Caroline Eller, courtesy of Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office

To celebrate, we want your questions! Please join us for Q/A Sessions with the NPS National Register (NR) and National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program staff on May 5th at 1:00 pm ET and May 19th at 3:00 pm ET for one hour webinar discussions to talk about important preservation issues that matter to you.

These informal discussions are open to all who are interested in historic preservation and who would like to know more about how these programs of the National Park Service can address historic preservation needs in your community.

To register:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Check out more about our NR and NHL programs by visiting and

Last updated: May 3, 2021