Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Month is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, state agencies, and business and civic organizations across the country.

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) hosts events throughout May and curates a comprehensive calendar of Preservation Month partner events, from scavenger hunts to hands-on workshops and more!

Thank you for celebrating with us, San Antonio!

Paseo Por El Westside

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9 am - 3 pm

Partner: Esperanza Center for Peace & Justice

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Come and celebrate San Antonio Westside history, culture and people with Paseo por El Westside on Saturday, May 6, at the Rinconcito de Esperanza (816 S. Colorado). 

Colorful drawing depicting elder women in blue, pink, and green dresses in a verbal exchange with a group of young people seated on a lawn in the front yard of a wooden house. Nearby small children are gathered around a game on the ground. Pots of cactus, other succulents, and flowers are spread in the foreground.


Amazing Preservation Race

Friday, May 12, 2023

OHP Signature Event

A Purple skyscraper with pink arms and legs running across the words The Amazing Preservation Race

The City’s Office of Historic Preservation invites you to face off in the ultimate urban scavenger hunt: The Amazing Preservation Race!  The only race of its kind – think CBS’s Amazing Race but in historic downtown San Antonio. Teams of 4 must follow clues and complete challenges to fill their passports before racing to the finish. The first team to cross the finish line with their completed passport wins!  Register today!

What's Next for Miraflores?

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Partner: Conservation Society of San Antonio

Historic photo of Miraflores sculpture garden with photos of speakers Claudia Guerra, Anne Elise Urrutia, and Logan Wagner, PhD, FAIA

Downtown Mural Walking Tour

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Partner: Casa Navarro State Historic Site

Flyer advertising the Downtown Mural Walking Tour with stepping stones and foot steps above a photo of the colorful tile mural of Jose Antonio Navarro in a brown suit standing in front of produce being sold from wagons in front of the San Fernando Cathedral

Join Casa Navarro for a walk downtown and learn about the magnificent murals between Nueva and Houston Streets.

The tour will start at 10 a.m.

Cactus Blossom Gala

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Partner: American Indians of Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions

Save the date for the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions Cactus Blossom Gala, 5:30 pm at Hangar 9

Every year we celebrate these wonderful advancements AITSCM has made by enjoying an Indigenous-curated heritage dinner and performances. Join us this year at Hanger 9 to support our non-profit's mission of "Keeping the Culture Alive" and learn more about how we are healing our community.

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