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Intern Meghan Flannery Pumps New Blood Into Heart Bombing 2016 Campaign

We’ve begun planning our 2016 preservation advocacy campaign, Heart Bombing! Maybe you haven’t heard of it? Well, Heart Bombing is a fun, public display of affection for old and historic places across the country. Think of it as an easy way for people of all ages to come together and share in activities and conversations […]

Program Assistant Position Description

Position Objectives The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (“PAM”) is seeking an organized, energetic, detail oriented communicator for the position of Program Assistant. The Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the Education Program, Minnesota Main Street, and Membership / Development. The Program Assistant will have the opportunity to lead specific projects while providing program […]

Conservationist Retreats in Northern MN

Sponsored trip by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Visit the retreats of Sig Olson and Ernest Oberholtzer! This 3 day trip, scheduled for June 12-14,2015  will visit Ely, International Falls, and Mallard Island on Rainy Lake. Cost is a $150 non-refundable deposit. Please make checks to the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and mail them to […]

10 Twin Cities Microbreweries in Historic Buildings

Minnesota is internationally famous for their vast amount of microbreweries, growing across the state. Here are ten microbreweries whose homes were once a different part of Minnesota history. Who knew craft beer and historic preservation went hand in hand? 1. The Freehouse 701 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN The Freehouse is located in the historic […]

An Irish April Fool’s Day

At the peak of a mountain on Ireland’s rugged west coast sits a small, white chapel. The mountain, Croagh (pronounced “crow”) Patrick, rises 2,500 feet above Clew Bay near the town of Louisburgh, my great-grandparents’ hometown. Croagh Patrick has been a site of pagan and Christian pilgrimage for centuries. Apparently, St. Patrick fasted on top […]

Canton Historical Society Steams Towards Depot Renovation

by Amy Hahn The clanking of a locomotive rumbling across iron rails releasing a piercing whistle announcing arrivals and departures may no longer echo through the hills and valleys of Fillmore County, but the citizens of the small town of Canton want to celebrate the city and county’s railway history and memorialize it by preserving […]

Moving On

I don’t know if it’s totally hit me yet, but this week I announced that I’m leaving my role as the Real Estate Program Coordinator for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. For nearly 5 years, I’ve worked with amazing people towards a really important community goal. In the time I’ve lived in Minnesota my whole professional […]

Preservation United Broomball Recap: End of Season

I got home from the game this evening and was thinking back on our wonderful season and how far we’ve come over the last two years. Earlier this season, Emily compared Preservation United with the progression of the team from Mighty Ducks – so with that in mind, I wanted to offer up this at […]

Preservation United Broomball Recap: 1/27/2015

The recap from this week comes courtesy of our entire team – each player picked another and wrote their individual assessments of a teammate.   Slick ice. Warm temperatures. Last game of the season. Could have aligned to form the perfect storm but we were brave. Despite the conspicuous absence of our fearless leader, Cap’n […]

Isn’t putting hearts on your house how we all show love?

I love my new old house. In fact, I love it so much that I’m going to Heart Bomb it! For the week of Valentine’s Day, the PAM crew and I will shower my little home in NE Minneapolis, built in 1947, with a paper hearts, banners and yard signs. Sure, chocolate and roses are […]