[Preservation Tips & Tools] How to Save a Place: Manage Your Personal Expectations
Whether we are pursuing preservation as a profession or just trying to save a historic landmark in our neighborhood, we all share a passion for old places, and that passion can absolutely make a difference in our communities. That said, given how complex and uncertain preservation projects can be, it’s important to prepare yourself for all the possibilities ahead. Here are four tips on how you can manage your personal expectations before, during, and after your involvement in a preservation project. Read the "How to Save a Place" series here: http://blog.preservationnation.org/tag/how-to-save-a-place/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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How to Save a Place
MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL
Start reading preservation
resources and seek out training.
You could also pursue a
Tell everyone about your passion! Discover what people care about in
your community and put a positive preservation spin on it; at the same
time, remember to keep your message clear and straightforward.
Arm yourself for conflict.
Rally your supporters and assess your group’s strategy. Keep
reminding yourself why you do what you do. Your passion and
commitment will speak volumes, and supporters will be drawn to your
Know that you can lose the battle, but still win the war.
Take some time for personal TLC and reflection. Remember, you’re
only human. Use the loss of a special place as fodder to further the
preservation dialogue in your neighborhood and network.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America’s
historic places. Preservation Tips & Tools helps others do the same
in their own communities.
For more information, visit blog.preservationnation.org.
Photos Courtesy: Slide 1: Dave Gilbert, Flickr;
Michael Cardus, Flickr; PentaxFanatik, Flickr.
Slide 2: Tulane Public Relations, Wikimedia
Commons. Slide 3: Dave Gilbert, Flickr. Slide
4:Michael Cardus, Flickr. Slide 5:PentaxFanatik,