It’s that Time Again!

Who is going to the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference next week in Savannah, GA? More information on it’s way. Hope to see you there!


Up and Running

Good news — is functioning once again (and it redirects to, which is what you see as the url). My apologies for the downtime, and thank you for your patience.

Preservation & Wine

What could be better than a summer day of good company, beautiful scenery, local Vermont wine – all in the name of preservation!? Look no further than the Vermont Preservation & Wine tour on Friday June 27, 2014. Only 54 tickets are available, so buy them now! If you’re interested or have any questions, let me know.

Click for a larger version of the brochure.

Click for a larger version of the brochure.

Guest Post Series: The New Discussion on Vinyl Siding


Can you tell the difference between vinyl siding and clapboard siding?  How often does the difference cross your mind?  Why do we still have to make arguments against vinyl siding?

Preservation in Pink is proud to feature a new guest series entitled “The New Discussion on Vinyl Siding” written by Philip B. Keyes. The four-part series begins on Monday March 4 and will continue throughout the week. No matter what your position on vinyl siding, this series is sure to enlighten preservationists and others. Check back tomorrow for a good read, and hopefully good discussion between many readers. {Update: links to all parts below.}

Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.

New Series: Abandoned Vermont

Today launches a new series of posts at Preservation in Pink: “Abandoned Vermont.” The first in the series will be published this morning. You’ll notice that the menu bar at the top of the page (below the PiP logo) now has an “Abandoned Vermont” option. Click it to read about the series and to find the index to the posts.


If you have suggestions of locations to be included or would like to share your own Abandoned Vermont photographs, you are more than welcome. Consider it an open invitation.

Preservation Conference: Why are Downtowns Important?

The Preservation Trust of Vermont and the Vermont Downtown Program present the Historic Preservation and Downtown Conference in Poultney, VT on Friday April 29, 2011. Get more information through the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

Register here through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The price is $45 before April 22 and $50 after that. What a great deal!

Hope to see you there.

Latest PiP Newsletter – Hot Off the Press!

Presenting the long-awaited January 2010 edition of the Preservation in Pink newsletter!  Find the issue below, on the newsletter page, or through your email.  Click here to download and read: PreservationinPink_Jan2010. (It will open – a pdf – just give it a minute or email for your own copy.)

Thank you to all contributors. Readers, please share this newsletter with anyone you know who may enjoy it. Spread the preservation love. Once it’s open in your browser, you can feel free to save a copy to your computer.

Can’t read all 20 pages at once or don’t know where to start? Each blog post this week will feature a snippet from one or two articles with a link to the newsletter.

*Viewing tip: if you open it in Adobe Reader, choose  “View” — “Page Display” — “Two-up Continuous” for the best visual effect.

Enjoy! Please share thoughts, comments, and suggestions.

Creative Commons License: (click on the following for explanation) “Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States”

Article Reminder

To those writing articles for the December/January issue of Preservation in Pink, please start sending them to me. Your deadline is before Christmas (anytime before is fine) and after December 17th would be perfect. If you have a magnet already, I’ll come up with something else as a thank you/writing compensation.There is still room for some articles, so please consider it. To my fellow preservation bloggers out there – this includes you! Consider it another place to get on your soapbox (as long as you can back it up, of course).

Newsletter Deadline Update

To all who are contributing and/or considering contributing to the next issue of the newsletter,

Please note the change in deadline from December 15 to before Christmas. Many people are likely to be consumed by end of the semester exams and papers around December 15, and I do not want that to affect their ability to contribute. This issue might be more of a January 2010 than December 2009 issue, but hopefully that helps everyone interested. Let me know. If you have told me that you want to contribute but don’t know what to write, I will get back to you with ideas this week.