This Place Matters

Posted on: May 13th, 2008 by Sarah Heffern

May is National Preservation Month, and to celebrate, we're kicking off a new campaign called "This Place Matters." We're asking you to tell us about places that matter -- large and small, nationally significant and personally priceless. We're collecting photos and stories on our website and videos on our YouTube channel.

We've already heard about some great places that matter, including:

  • a historic brothel and saloon in Gainesville, Texas that now houses a restaurant and bed & breakfast;
  • a schoool in Cloverfork, Kentucky that graduated its first class in 1927 and will see its last off this year;
  • the historic Main Street community of Geneva, Nebraska; and
  • Boston's famed Fanueil Hall.

Learn more -- and submit your favorite place on our website.

And if pictures just aren't enough, consider sharing a video about your favorite place, like the two below:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the National Trust's social media strategist. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.