Preservation Massachusetts (PM) is the statewide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage. It was established in 1989 and is supported entirely by members and concerned citizens. In keeping with its original mission, the organization works in partnership with national, state and local preservation organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth.

Preservation Massachusetts:

  • Educates – We develop programming and resources that are accessible to the wide variety of our supporters. We offer on the on the ground support and assistance of our Preservation Circuit Riders and the technical expertise of our professional staff. We send out an e-newsletter and communicate with our partners via email and other social media outlets. We are a proud supporter of our newly reenergized bi-annual statewide preservation conference and we are constantly looking for ways to bring educational opportunities to our members faster and easier, from YouTube videos to webinars. Finally, PM maintains a directory of Massachusetts-based preservation professionals and other resources on our website.


  • Advocates – Through our Massachusetts’ Most Endangered Historic Resources Program, we support groups of concerned citizens who have sought to protect neglected or threatened resources in their communities. Our professional full-time staff handles numerous individual advocacy calls daily and our Preservation Circuit Rider works in the field, directly with community groups and individuals to help them reach their preservation goals.


  • Promotes – We shepherded passage of the Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit in 2003 and continue to achieve success on this issue—most recently, with the $50 million cap increase in July 2006. We never waiver in the effort to educate our leaders about the importance of the state and federal historic tax credits, and other preservation programs, such as the federal historic preservation fund and locally, Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund.


  • Partners – We have also forged partnerships with the development, real estate, and business community, in an effort to further the impact and future of preservation in Massachusetts. By forming the Massachusetts Preservation Coalition in 2002, we found benefit in a preservation community that speaks with one strong voice. Each member of our organization is a partner, and we could not do our work statewide and nationally without your support and your efforts.

Preservation Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) organization and we are supported entirely by the generosity of our Membership and the success of our annual events. Your support allows us to continue to grow and make Preservation Massachusetts a viable, strong, and effective organization.

See our Membership pages for Individual and Corporate membership rates and benefits. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

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