The Advocacy Page for Beginners

The Basics:

You’ve got to know your alphabet before you can form words; you’ve got to know your language before you can speak.      You need to know the standards and guidelines of historic preservation before you can call yourself a preservationist.      You’ve got to know your architecture and the history of the city so you can identify what you are trying to preserve.     

Know your architectural styles inside and out so you can recognize what needs to be preserved.

Know your architectural styles

Know the history of the city so you can identify and protect it and promote it when it is located.

History of the City of Newburyport

Maritime History of Newburyport

You’ve got to know HOW to preserve the architecture and history by knowing the techniques of preservation:

Preservation Briefs

The Preservation Ten Commandments

The Preservation Standards

You have to know who to go to, to make preservation happen:

Who is available in the commercial world.

Who is ready to assist in education and consultation.

When dealing in the world of politics and government – you need some savvy:

You’ve got to know how to conduct yourself politically and socially to get the job done.

You’ve got to know how government works to know how to make it work for your goal.

You’ve got to know how to deal with the press.

AND FINALLY, YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHY YOU ARE BOTHERING TO DO ALL THIS!

Text Box: To protect a national heritage and treasure for posterity
To promote and prosper the city by encouraging cultural and heritage tourism.