National Historic Preservation Month

May is National Historic Preservation Month, and Arcata has some great things going on.

What does "Historic Preservation" mean?  It is the role the City takes in endeavoring to preserve, conserve, and protect buildings, objects, landscapes, and other objects of historical significance.  Ensuring that historic properties are maintained and honored in our community helps to revitalize neighborhoods, foster local pride, and maintain Arcata's character.

Here are four ways you can be involved with National Historic Preservation Month in Arcata . . .

#1 - Check out the signs describing the history of railways along the Rails with Trails


#2 - Find out more information at the Farmer's Market on May 6th and May 20th, when Arcata's Historic Landmark Committee will share a table with the Historical Sites Society of Arcata.

#3 - Come to a webinar and listen to experts speak about the true impacts of historic preservation on housing affordability.  This free event is co-sponsored by the City and Alex Stillman.  It will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 11:00 to 12:30 at City Hall in the Council Chambers.


#4 - Watch for festivities in Arcata's fabulous Creamery District, where the California Central Creamery Building - the cornerstone of the Creamery District - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation's theme is "This Place Matters."  We are fortunate to have so many place that matter in Arcata.