These places are home. You drive pass them daily. They are part of your routine. They are permanent fixtures in the landscape of the city you love. These structures have a history. They have a story. Help us share it.

This Place Matters is a national campaign encouraging community members to speak up for the places that are most meaningful to them and their communities. Preservation Oklahoma launched the campaign locally to assist Oklahomans in sharing their sense of place by raising awareness of a community’s historic resources.

Since 2009, This Place Matters campaigns have taken place in Newkirk, Muskogee, Alva, Cherokee, Durant and Sulphur. In 2010, Preservation Oklahoma co-branded the program with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This Place Matters campaign.

Campaign participants are encouraged to attend live launches of the campaign as well as travel to various Oklahoma cities and towns. The conversation is then shared online through Preservation Oklahoma’s official social media pages encouraging online supporters to also rally for historic structures.

Your Support Matters
What does it truly take to protect a state’s historic resources? This Place Matters makes it easy to rally support behind endangered places at the risk of demolition or deterioration. Here are ways you can help!

Speak Up
Take the conversation online! Use the This Place Matters drop pin to voice your concern. Take a picture next to the endangered Oklahoma site that matters most to you. Rally support behind the site by posting the photo online using #ThisPlaceMattersOK.

Join the Movement
Become part of the worldwide movement! Visit our This Place Matters launch in various Oklahoma cities and join supporters who have helped share more than 10,000 photographs of themselves and their favorite places on social media. New campaign locations will be announced when available.

Follow Us
Stay tuned to our official Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat pages, @PreservationOK, for the latest info on campaign launches in cities near you! Share our posts to engage community members on the importance of historic preservation.  


This Place Matters
Show some love to historic preservation in Oklahoma by utilizing This Place Matters signage to rally support around places that matter most to you! Take a picture next to a historic site or landmark and share your image online using #ThisPlaceMattersOK. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, @PreservationOK, as we share our favorites!