WHAT WE DO AND
WHY WE DO IT
As the “Loudspeakers for Historic Preservation,” Protect Our Past is a 501(c)3 that creates media – short films, social media campaigns, and more - to amplify the need to preserve historic properties on Cape Cod and beyond.
The natural grace of historic buildings is a form of art that delivers a sense of place. Protecting these residences and commercial structures helps preserve our visual environment so that it may be enjoyed for generations to come. At POP, we believe that historic properties can be sensitively evolved to suit how people live today without losing the beauty and integrity of the original structure and surrounding streetscape. Join us!
To protect historic properties on Cape Cod and the Islands through media education and advocacy.
Celebrating historic properties and their inherent cultural character on Cape Cod and the Islands, and beyond.
History: Respecting the integral role historic properties play in a community’s past, present and future.
Education: Creating opportunities for the public to learn more about historic properties and their contextual relevance.
Community: Collaborating with communities to support historic preservation efforts.
Media: Producing media content to educate audiences on why and how to successfully save historic properties.
Partnership: Working with communities to support historic preservation efforts by targeting changes in bylaws and developing stricter zoning and regulatory enforcements.
Collaboration: Facilitating partnerships with organizations and decision makers to further our positive impact on historic preservation efforts.