School House, Beesleys Point, Cape May County, NJ. Library of Congress

Local Preservation School


The Local Preservation School is an open learning environment where preservation advocates and volunteers share with people how to save and sustain historic places in their communities. Our goal is to teach you how to get involved with historic preservation in your community through free online courses, easy-to-use tutorials and fun projects. Follow the Local Preservation School on GitHubon Twitter or subscribe to our email newsletter.

Learn more on the project website

Project Team

  • Eli Pousson, Baltimore Heritage
  • Barbara Little, National Park Service


  • National Park Service


Historic preservation can be a powerful tool for connecting neighbors around local history and culture, promoting community development through economic development and education, and empowering community residents to shape the future of their city. Unfortunately, many people do not understand how historic preservation can help their community. If you are already interested in preservation you still may not know where to turn for help getting started. We are building the Local Preservation School to make it easier to understand why preservation matters and how to use preservation to benefit historic communities and residents.