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February 25, 2020

Collaboration: the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal. In preservation efforts, collaboration allows us to build on each other's strengths, experiences, network, resources and more.

PM is a big proponen...

December 5, 2019

 “Work your magic.”

In the world of advocacy, what needs to be done often feels as impossible as pulling a rabbit out of a hat. When buildings are demolished, open landscapes are subdivided, and there are little or no funds to help those owners, stakeholders and steward...

November 6, 2019

Looking back on some past Most Endangered Historic Resources for updates, lessons and inspiration to move preservation forward in Massachusetts.

October 28, 2019

It’s very simple; you have questions and you need answers.  Sometimes knowing where to turn for those answers is just as challenging as the questions themselves.  At Preservation Massachusetts, we strive to be a platform for those answers, or at the very least, a guide...

July 12, 2019

Last month, the Western Massachusetts Historic Commissions Coalition held a meeting in Great Barrington on the topic of Adaptive Reuse of Historic Churches. Fittingly held in St. James Place (a restored and converted historic church), attendees heard about several mode...

February 10, 2019

Membership Month 2019

When you believe in something, you start to make it a reality.  Looking at a building, in dire need of repair, reuse and of course "love", believing it is possible is the first step. Though it is daunting, it is a critical step.

Clinton Church Res...

February 7, 2019

February is Membership Month! 

Preservation is all about "the feels"; how you feel about your community, historic buildings, streetscapes, landscapes and history and stories they have to tell.  It is emotional and personal to each and every one of us and collectively sh...

December 26, 2018

Storytelling is an integral part of history. Stories teach, they inspire, they motivate, they caution.  Stories tell where you have been and where you are and where you hope to go in the future.  Through Storytellers we  share local preservation stories that can serve...

November 14, 2018

 On November 7, PM publicly introduced the 2018 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources. The sites range from Boston to the Berkshires and encompass important parts of communities that are facing uncertain futures. Now they are priority projects for our organi...