MPI is Montgomery County’s county-wide nonprofit historic preservation organization. The group incorporated in 1984 to actively encourage and defend preservation efforts in local communities and throughout the county. Today, MPI remains dedicated to saving our buildings, landscapes, and sites for future generations. MPI encourages preservation efforts in every corner of Montgomery County, working with all parties to ensure that our towns, owners of historic properties, businesses, and volunteer groups can step up to the modernization, revitalization, demographic, and development challenges of the 21st century.
The mission of MPI is to preserve, protect, and promote Montgomery County’s rich architectural heritage and historic landscapes.
To carry out this mission, Montgomery Preservation:
- Advocates for the preservation of Montgomery County’s historic buildings, objects and spaces;
- Partners with groups and individuals who share common preservation goals to create a strong unified voice supporting historic preservation;
- Educates the public about County heritage resources and historic preservation’s role in creating livable, economically viable and distinct communities;
- Provides opportunities for citizens to participate in activities that work toward historic preservation goals;
- Maintains an informative website and information network;
- Hosts events and workshops on topics such as tax credit programs and mansionization, to highlight the importance of historic preservation as public policy;
- Sponsors the Annual Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation, which recognizes superior historic preservation efforts by owners, educators and organizations.