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The best way to build support for local history and heritage preservation is to convince the broadest possible audience of its economic value, value to quality of life, educational value, aesthetic value, and value to community identity.
 

8 Steps toward Building Support for Preservation
 

1. Understand your purpose
 
2. Be able to state your purpose clearly
 
3. Share the interesting, enticing, and historical information about your project
 
4. Be as transparent as possible in your purpose
 
5. Educate some more!
 
6. Target potential partner groups and organizations, and
ask for help
 
7. Gather stories about people participing in history and heritage preservation and share them with others
 
8. Think long term!
 

Find Potential Supporters
 
Local Government
 
-> Historic preservation or historic landmark
boards
-> Local planning department
-> Local parks/green space department
 
Historic Organizations
 
-> Geneaological societies
-> Museums
-> Historic societies
 
Educational Organizations
 
-> Local schools
-> Colleges and universities

Tools for Building Support

* Heritage Bulletin 2
* Heritage Bulletin 12
* CLGs List
* Oregon Museums Association