Historic Salisbury Foundation celebrating Preservation Month May 19, 2020

SALISBURY — For the Historic Salisbury Foundation, May is a month to celebrate preservation more than usual.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation’s director, Sada Stewart, has looked at creative ways to celebrate Preservation Month during the governor’s stay-at-home order and recommended social distancing. The foundation has posted on Facebook and Instagram for “Transformation Tuesday” and “Throwback Thursday,” showcasing homes that need some tender, loving care.

Kids can also participate in the celebration with “Masterpiece Monday” by completing coloring pages of historic homes.

On Fridays, the foundation features adaptive reuse projects showing downtown commercial buildings.

“It had to move more away from the glitz and glamour of we’re going to show you all the highlights of preservation to more into advocacy of why preservation still matters even when nobody is really sure what the future looks like,” Stewart said. “It’s been a fun challenge to get people still excited about preservation in Preservation Month through primarily advocacy avenues.”

May is a month for other preservation organizations to showcase the properties restored. May was also going to be the foundation’s Hall House Bicentennial Celebration, which was moved to next year — when the house celebrates 201 years.