Creator: Marci Reaven (writer) and Emily Gertz (editor)

Publisher: City Lore and Local Preservation School

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Difficulty: Beginner 

License: CC BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Project State: page.state  

Repository: localpreservation/placematters

While there are no sure ways to protect a place, Place Matters created this Toolkit to help people nationwide to:

  • Identify the cultural and historical functions of places that matter;
  • Find ways to capture and use that information to protect them;
  • Share the strategies that people have often found effective in preserving places that matter.

When you preserve places that matter, you’re protecting our shared history, memories, traditions, and the continuing use of these places into the future.