Preservation Month

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San Antonio, TX 78204



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Preservation Month SA TX

May is Preservation Month!

Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Month is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, state agencies, and business and civic organizations across the country.

In San Antonio, May is a celebration of the built heritage, cultures, ideas, and traditions that make our city unique. 

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) hosts numerous event each May to celebrate Preservation Month. Every year, OHP partners with several local San Antonio organizations to curate a comprehensive list of events that honor and showcase the city’s cultural heritage and traditions, ranging from parades to hands-on workshops. 

Thank you for celebrating with us, San Antonio! 2020 we went virtual, as you may have guessed. Here’s a look at all the fun we had. 


ScoutSA Snapshots 

The ScoutSA team debuted a new Snapshot of special places in San Antonio every Friday in May! 

Legacy Business of the day!

Each week in May, we honored our Legacy Businesses on social media. 

Transformation Tuesdays! 
Success stories from the Vacant Building program on Tuesdays in May! 

Past, Present, Future: San Antonio’s Living Heritage  
Success stories from the Vacant Building program on Tuesdays in May! 

Historic Run Crew  
Historic Run Crew is going virtual with new challenges every Monday in May! 


A Culture of Resuse: Deconstruction and Historic Preservation (Partner event) 
OHP’s Stephanie Phillips shares wisdom on the integral relationship between preservation and deconstruction. 
(PDF of Presentation available) 

An Introduction to San Antonio’s Architectural History  
Discover the stories behind some of San Antonio’s most prevalent architectural styles! 

Discovery the Story of Your Home! 
Learn how to start your own virtual research expedition into the past! 

Rehabber Club DIY Panel 
Ask a Rehabber: Rehab Success Stories 

Archaeology Discoveries in San Antonio  
Learn about some of the most significant archaeological discoveries to date in San Antonio. 
(See a similar presentation from the Historic Homeowner Fair in September 2020) 

Cemetery Conservation Webinar 
A conservation webinar focused on gentle cleaning methods for maintaining headstones. 
(PDF of Presentation available) 

Fifth Annual Spirit of Sarah King: Festival of the Arts 
The annual celebration went virtual to share different artistic performances while engaging live with students.