Preservation Month Events and Activities

Spokane celebrates National Preservation Month in May

Megan Duvall, Historic Preservation Officer, 509.625.6543

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:38 a.m.

The Historic Preservation Office for the City/County of Spokane is celebrating National Preservation Month throughout the month of May.

The month of May has been known as “National Preservation Month” since 1973. This is a great time to showcase the social and economic benefits of historic preservation in and around Spokane and Spokane County. Here are some ways you can celebrate Preservation Month in our region:

  • Download Google’s free Field Trip app and see what sort of historic buildings and places are near your home. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone and when you get close to something interesting, it notifies you with details about that location. Maybe you’ll discover an entirely unexpected place or learn something new! The Historic Preservation Office provided over 300 sites to Google to include in the app.
  • Win a totally unique “historic experience” in Spokane! Complete our Architectural Scavenger Hunt and put your historic knowledge to the test. You’ll be automatically entered to win one of several “historic experience” prizes which include: a guided tour of the historic Spokane County Courthouse, complete with a trip to the top of the iconic “Courthouse tower”; a private elevator ride to explore the penthouse at the top of the Paulsen Building; a curator’s private, “behind the velvet ropes” tour of the Campbell House; or free admission to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum –check our website for additional information:!
  • Have fun with the kids by filling in one of our coloring or drawing sheets! Email us a picture of you with your drawing and our favorites will win a cookie from Batch Bakeshop which is located in the historic St. Paul Market building.
  • Show your support for preservation in Spokane and attend a city or county council meeting and hear our local Proclamation for National Preservation Month!

Be sure to check out website at or “like” our Facebook page, Spokane Historic Landmarks for specific details and dates about Preservation Month!