When Life Gives You Lemons... 5 Ways to Make The Most of Your Time For Preservation Right Now

March 26, 2020

Though there is a lot going on in the world right now, it doesn’t mean your preservation projects have to come to a stop. Now is a great time to keep them moving along and make the best of what can only be described as "unprecedented" times.. So what can you do from home to move your preservation project forward? 

 

Check out our tips below! 

 

Tip #1: Research your historic property through the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS). If your property is individually designated or part of a district, you can view the nomination form which may help you gather some basic information about your resource. To visit MACRIS, click here.

 

Tip #2: Use Zoom video conference software to connect with your fellow advocates. It is free, easy to use, and may be the perfect way to connect with your team and plan next steps in your preservation effort. To visit Zoom, click here

 

Tip #3: Begin the Most Endangered Resource Application! If you feel your historic resource is in grave danger of being lost, consider working on nominating it to our Most Endangered Resource Program. To learn more about our program, click here.

 

Tip #4: Browse our new Action Center! Our recently launched Action Center is an online resource for everyone with advice, model projects, toolkits, and more! Click here to see!

 

Tip #5: Join us April 1st at 10:00am-11:00pm for our PM Pop Up Office Hours! See information below!

 

PM "Pop-Up" Preservation Office Hour!
Wed, Apr 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Please join the from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/836996173

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 836-996-173

 

 

There are also a lot of programs and information that are being offered virtually from preservation partners, museums and other history focused organizations.  Here are just a few that we heard of. If you know of a good online program, please share on our Facebook page so we can support and connect to our fellow partners during this time.

 

Essex National Heritage Commission - Heritage at Home

Plimoth Plantation 

Digital Commonwealth

Digital Worcester

 

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