6 Tips to Get Your Friends Involved in Your Preservation Project
6 Tips to
GET YOUR FRIENDS INVOLVED
IN YOUR PRESERVATION
1. Tell them what you’re doing.
Explain to your friends why you are embarking on your preservation project and why
your work is important to you. If your friends understand that, they might make it a
2. Share your
Showing them what inspired you
to begin your project could, in
turn, motivate them to provide
support in any way they can.
They may even start thinking
about a project of their own.
3. Use social media to
share your progress.
Blogs, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope
are a few great options to share your
progress. There’s a chance that seeing
updates will make your friends as excited
as you are—and who knows, they may
volunteer to help you out.
4. Give them a
tour of your
Being able to see in real life what
you’re so excited about will likely
inspire their curiosity and
5. Show them how easy it is to get involved.
Preservation projects benefit from a variety of different perspectives and technical
skills, so even if your friends have little experience, they can easily contribute.
6. Have a party.
A party is a great way to christen
that rehabilitated barn or kick-
start the historic foundation you
founded while giving thanks to
the friends who supported you.
Celebrating your finished work is
also a great way to inspire others
to participate in future projects.
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 SavingPlaces.org.
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Montagner/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND-2.0; Jeff
Warren/Flickr/CC BY-SA-2.0; Meriwether Lewis
Elementary School/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND-2.0;