Take Ten: Preservation Week

Next week is PRESERVATION WEEK – a week to take stock in our personal and shared treasures and make action plans to keep them safe. And, in light of this week’s fire at Notre Dame, it’s a good reminder that we need to help preserve our cultural heritage year round.

The following books all offer a look at how professionals, local groups, and individuals can work to protect physical and digital items to share with the next generation. Catch up on a few ideas – and then get preserving!


American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address – Steven Puleo

The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation

Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Commemorating 25 Years of the Idaho Heritage Trust

Buying Time for Heritage: How to Save an Endangered Historic Property – J. Myrick Howard

Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation – Jane S. Long

Creative Digital Scrapbooking: Designing Keepsakes on Your Computer – Katherine Murray

The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation Is Reviving America’s Communities – Stephanie Meeks

Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images – Maureen Alice Taylor

Vanishing Histories: 100 Endangered Sites from the World Monuments Watch – Colin Amery

Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Place Affect Our Identity and Well-Being – Thompson M. Mayes

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