The National Trust for Historic Preservation launched Historic Preservation Month across the country in 1973 to encourage the preservation of and community pride in local heritage sites.

This May, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office is partnering with local organizations and businesses to create a month-long calendar of events in honor of Historic Preservation Month. The 2018 theme is Adaptive Reuse. Each event aims to highlight different parts of the city’s heritage and historic resources.

The 2018 calendar includes the following:

May 1: City Council Proclamation at the City Council Chambers

May 2: Tacoma’s Japantown Walk at South 19th and Jefferson

May 5: Salvage Art Show & Iron Art Competition (Kickoff Event) at Earthwise Architectural Salvage

May 5-6: Historic Homes of Tacoma Tour at various locations

May 10: Amazing Preservation Race: Trapped Edition at the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

May 10: Bigfoot Night at Washington State History Museum

May 18: Preservation Awards at Stewart Middle School

May 19: Old Town History Walk at Job Carr Cabin Museum

May 21: Youth Historical Fiction Reading at Black Kettle Bites and Brew

May 28: Old Places, New Spaces Bike Ride at 7 Seas Brewery

May 28: Memorial Day Observance at War Memorial Park

June 6: Walk Tacoma 100 Years Ago at Frost Park

For the full schedule, visit the Historic Preservation Month website.