How do I get involved?
- Learn about the history of your house or community.
How do I learn about a historic property?
Researching your House History
Local History Information
- Learn about Minnesota's historic places.
- Attend the annual statewide historic preservation conference.
- Find ways to help advance the goals of the statewide historic preservation plan in your community.
- Find out if your community has a local heritage preservation commission and get involved with their preservation work at the local level. [link to HPCs]
- Become an advocate for historic preservation issues at the public policy
Preservation Action coordinates lobbying efforts with Congress.
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota strives to advance preservation-friendly legislation at the Minnesota Legislature.
- Participate in tours offered by historical organizations.
- Take part in local events during National Preservation Week and Minnesota Archaeology Week each May.
- Volunteer for archaeological fieldwork. The USDA Forest Service offers Passport in Time, an archaeology and historic preservation program that will put you to work under the guidance of professional archaeologists and historians.
- Become a member or volunteer with the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Become a member or volunteer with other nonprofit preservation-minded
organizations in the state:
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Minnesota Archaeological Society
Friends of Minnesota Barns
- Some communities also have their own nonprofit member organizations
that depend on volunteers. Examples:
River Town Restorations in Stillwater
Duluth Preservation Alliance