2017 Minnesota Main Street Awards

Every year, Minnesota Main Street recognizes projects in our Main Street and Network Communities that have exemplified excellent work in the Four-Point Approach. A couple of weeks ago at the Preserve Minnesota Conference in Albert Lea, three designated Main Street communities received 2017 Minnesota Main Street Awards! Congratulations to Downtown Main Street Red Wing for … Continued

Minnesota Main Street

A thriving downtown has a powerful impact on a community—its people, its finances and its growth. That’s why the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is proud to oversee the Minnesota Main Street program. The Main Street program helps towns and small cities maximize both their people and built assets for economic vitality. Main Street Communities Designated Minnesota … Continued

Main Street Day at the Capitol

    Main Street Day at the Capitol   Do you value your historic downtown commercial area and the economic and cultural vitality it adds to your community? Whether your city participates in the Minnesota Main Street program or not, you can help build support for this strong and robust statewide network of volunteers, small … Continued

Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference

2018 Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference October 23-25, 2018 . Winona, MN The 2018 Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference will take place Tuesday, October 23, through Thursday, October 25 in downtown Winona, MN. Organized by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s Main Street program, Wisconsin Main Street, Main Street Iowa, and Winona Main Street, the conference will bring together leaders in … Continued

Artists on Main Street

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and with support from the Bush Foundation launched a new program in 2018, Artists on Main Street, to explore how the arts help address the challenges affecting Main Street communities today. The pilot year’s success in Faribault, Mankato, and Winona has resulted … Continued

Start A Community Main Street Program

How to Get Started Our Minnesota Main Street Communities (Faribault, Mankato/NorthMankato, New Ulm, Northfield, Owatonna, Red Wing, Shakopee, Wabasha, Willmar and Winona) have broad community support, paid staff, and meet nationally defined standards. Main Street communities receive several benefits thanks to their annual membership, including some complimentary training admissions, and funding for on-site technical assistance. … Continued

Preservation Stories

Meet Melanie   An interview with Melanie Sunnarborg, MainStreet Owatonna and Marketing Director at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. MainStreet Owatonna is one of seven Designated Main Street programs in Minnesota working to revitalize their downtown. Why should people visit Owatonna? People should visit Owatonna because our charm will draw you in. … Continued


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Our Services

PAM’s services drive our mission to inspire and motivate people to connect to historic places. We do this by creating preservation-based progress in area neighborhoods, cities and towns. When you become a member of PAM, you support our services and the use and reuse of local historic assets. What services do we offer? Preservation Support … Continued

Investment Partnerships

PAM is focused on the belief that heritage, culture and small businesses are the foundation for community pride and prosperity. The result of using PAM’s State Historic Tax Credit Investment Program is vibrant, modernized buildings that generate income, sales, and property tax, and new enthusiasm in their communities by adding community value through public education and … Continued