Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Get Involved


Concerned citizens frequently ask us how they can get involved in preservation. We suggest you:

Learn about Palm Springs’ “built environment.”

  Join PSPF and get email updates on preservation issues!
  Read PSPF's many educational products (available on our Shop page and at many local vendors).
  Read about the city's history and architecture. Some additional wonderful resources (most available at the local library) include: Palm Springs: First Hundred Years, by Frank M. Bogert, Palm Springs Weekend: The Architecture and Design of a Midcentury Oasis, by Alan Hess and Andrew Danish, and Julius Shulman: Palm Springs, by Michael Stern and Alan Hess.

Better understand Palm Springs local government and draw your own conclusions about who in local government supports the goals of preservation.

  Attend, or watch on television, city council meetings.
  Attend or watch on television Planning Commission meetings.
  Attend an Architectural Advisory Committee meeting (unfortunately not televised).
  Attend or watch on television a Historic Site Preservation Board (HSPB) meeting.


  Write a pro-preservation “letter to the editor” to the local newspaper.
  Make a public comment on a preservation issue of importance to you during a Palm Springs city council meeting, a Planning Commission meeting, an Architectural Advisory Committee meeting or a Historic Site Preservation Board meeting.
  Attend a PSPF event.
  Volunteer your time to help with a PSPF event (click here to volunteer).
  Host or sponsor a PSPF event.

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