About Us


To lead and inspire people to connect with historic places, promoting community vitality.


We believe that old buildings, culture, and small businesses are the foundation for community pride and prosperity.


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working statewide for the use of old buildings and sites. At the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), our core services help educate, motivate and strengthen communities. Our Board, staff, and partners protect and promote Minnesota’s shared environment and culture.

The Minnesota Historical Society and the Bush Foundation are just two of the many groups supporting our mission. Who else supports PAM? Neighborhood groups who need advice on historic designations or saving important structures; developers who support the need to work with legislators on the historic tax credits and seek us out for investment partnerships; homeowners who want to learn more through our unique classes and experiential tours; Main Street communities for a proven path to economic strength – and more!

Whether you are an individual or part of a group or business, if you believe in a future that honors our old buildings, beautiful towns, and our culture, welcome to PAM.