Preservation Conversations

During the spring of 2020, how we operate and do our jobs changed drastically.  In an effort to continue our educational mission and provide information, connections and a communication platform to any and all who are interested, active or involved with preservation in Massachusetts, we created  a new opportunity called Preservation Conversations.  Each week PM will host a virtual meeting where participants can learn from PM's professional staff and guest contributors on a variety of preservation topics, issues and (most importantly) ask questions directly.

Our preliminary "conversations" have been successes and we will keep them going weekly for the foreseeable future.  Tune in each week via our GoTo Meeting site and remember to bring your questions and issues, or just grab a coffee and listen in.  Plus, all conversations will be recorded and hosted on our YouTube page and website for easy access after. 

So mark your calendars! We're excited to see where this new "conversation" will take us. 



Our Next

Preservation Conversations


Wednesday, November 4

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools


How To Join the Conversation

Click on the link below

or dial in with your phone

United States: +1 (786) 535-3211Access Code: 374-045-893

We use GoTo Meeting for these virtual meetings. If you have not used GoTo Meeting before, we strongly suggest you download the GoTo Meeting app or visit this site before the meeting so you can join in without any issues.

If you have any questions about connecting or would like to submit a question to be asked during a conversation, please email Erin Kelly at 


Help Us Keep the "Conversation" Going! 

Preservation Conversations are for you, so your feedback, ideas and thoughts are extremely important.

Take a few moments with this survey and let us know what you think!

Preservation Conversations Archive - Also available on our YouTube Channel

Episode 1: "Pop-Up" Office Hour


Episode 2: "FAQ's with PM and MHC

Episode 3: Growing Grassroots Constituencies & Effective Local Advocacy

Referenced Resource Link:

15 Questions for Local Advocates

Episode 5: How To Talk About Historic Preservation

Episode 7: What It Takes - Local Advocacy Success Stories

Episode 4: Threatened Historic Resources: What To Do?

Referenced Resource Link:

15 Questions for a Threatened Resource

Episode 6: How to Move Challenging Projects Ahead

Episode 8: Who Are They & Why Do I Need Them? Preservation Consultants

Episode 9: Who Are They & Why Do I Need Them? Preservation Architects

Episode 11: The Floor Is Yours - Open Forum Discussion and Q&A with PM and MHC Staff

Episode 13: Historic New England Stone Walls with guest speaker Robert Thorson, professor and head of UConn's Department of Geology and author

Referenced Resource Link: 

New England Stone Wall Follow Up Questions

Episode 15: What is a Circuit Rider & When Do I Need Them?

Referenced Resource Link: Before Contacting a Circuit Rider...

Episode 10: Show Me The Money: Preservation Grant Programs with the MA Historical Commission

Episode 12: Show Me The Money: Historic Preservation and the Community Preservation Act

Episode 14: Show Me The Money - Historic Tax Credits and Preservation Projects with special guest speakers from Epsilon Associates. 

Episode 16: Local Funding Programs for Historic Homeowners, with Patrick Guthrie of the Arlington Preservation Fund

Referenced Resource Link:

Arlington Preservation Fund Documents - By-Laws, Guidelines & Articles of Organization

Episode 17: Stone Walls - How to Identify, Document and Evaluate Them in a Historic Landscape - with guest speaker Jeff Howry

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