Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:46am

The City of Madison Engineering Division will celebrate National Preservation Month in May to recognize the importance of historic preservation work in the City of Madison.

Historic preservation is involves remembering events, people, places and objects that are significant to our history. For the Engineering Division, historic preservation generally involves preservation of the physical environment.  Historic preservation is important because a historic building or place connects us to our culture and protects the City’s history for future generations.  For the Engineering Division, historic preservation generally involves maintaining the physical environment by being stewards of historic resources and not causing the resource any harm.  Examples of historic preservation include keeping painted wood painted, repairing gutters and downspouts so they function properly, and repointing masonry with appropriate mortar.


All month long on its Facebook Page, the Engineering Division will share information about how historic preservation is part of Engineering’s daily work. Each Monday, there will be a new post highlighting Madison’s historic and cultural resources and how the Engineering Division interacts with the resources. The posts will also provide educational information and links to understand the parts of historic preservation the community may not either know about or notice.

Engineering will highlight projects such as:

Preservation Month began as National Preservation Week in 1973. In 2005, the National Trust extended the celebration to the entire month of May and declared it Preservation Month to provide an even greater opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states

Do not miss the celebration on the Engineering Division’s Facebook Page during May.