Advocacy & Education



Preservation Kentucky provides a variety of on-site and webinar programs, many in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action and nonprofit collaborators throughout the state.  We also provide technical assistance to individuals, nonprofits, and local and state governments on important preservation projects and topics.


Program topics include:

  • Historic Preservation 101 for Real Estate Professionals
  • Federal and State Historic Tax Credits
  • Cemetery Preservation
  • Rural Heritage Development
  • Kentucky’s Historic Architecture
  • Why We Preserve:  Demystifying Historic Preservation
  • How Historic Preservation Contributes to Economic Development


Preservation Kentucky’s annual Excellence in Preservation Awards feature people and projects that exemplify historic preservation best practices through preservation trades, commercial and residential rehabilitation projects, tax credit projects, advocacy efforts, and educational programs for children and youth.


During each General Assembly, held January through April, Preservation Kentucky advocates for preservation friendly legislation and improvements to Kentucky’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit. Throughout the year, Preservation Kentucky works with our national partners, Preservation Action and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to advocate for federal legislation and policies that affect local preservation efforts; and with collaborators around to state to advance preservation legislation.


Preservation Kentucky’s annual Endangered List features historic and prehistoric places endangered due to neglect, potential for demolition and/or lack of understanding of their cultural and historic value. The list is intended to provide property owners of endangered sites with technical preservation assistance, and educate all Kentuckians about similar threats and case studies regarding how these threats might be dealt with effectively. Our Successfully Saved List features formerly endangered properties and is intended to encourage and inspire owners of historic properties and communities with challenging historic preservation projects.


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