The Preservation Society of Fall River undertakes a number of projects and initiatives aimed at educating the public on the importance of historic preservation and the benefits it brings.
Current projects include:
2022 – The Preservation Society purchased its third historic property in Fall River, the William Valentine Carriage House.
2021 – The Preservation Society purchased its second historic property in Fall River, the John Read House.
2021 – The Preservation Society is officially recognized as a Community Housing Development Organization by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
2018 – The Preservation Society purchased its first historic property in Fall River, the Dr. Isaac Fiske House.
2015 – Fall River’s first 40C Local Historic District is established, protecting 47 historic properties dating as far back as 1854 to promote preservation, buoy property values, and encourage heritage tourism.
2012 – Fall River becomes the first Gateway City in Massachusetts to adopt the Community Preservation Act, providing more than $1 million each year for preservation, open space, and recreation projects in the city.
2009 – The Preservation Society begins purchasing and installing 78 special street signs for the city, promoting the Highlands National Historic District.