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The Preservation Action Council of San Jose is a dynamic nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving our unique and diverse architectural and cultural heritage. Through advocacy, education, and civic engagement, we promote historic preservation as an essential tool for fostering equitable, distinctive, sustainable, and prosperous communities.

About PAC*SJ

 

Founded in 1990, the Preservation Action Council of San Jose is a dynamic nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to preserving our unique and diverse architectural and cultural heritage. Through advocacy, education, and civic engagement, we promote historic preservation as an essential tool for fostering equitable, distinctive, sustainable, and prosperous communities.

Advocacy

We are citizen advocates for San Jose’s historic landmarks and neighborhoods. We collaborate with residents, property owners, government agencies, elected officials, and other stakeholders to protect and revitalize the places that make San Jose special.

Education

We celebrate San Jose’s diverse architectural and cultural heritage through a robust program of walking tours, lectures, workshops and guidebooks designed for residents and visitors alike. We promote the environmental and economic benefits of preservation as a tool for sustainable, equitable development.

Civic Engagement

We provide resources and a voice for citizens to protect the places important to their communities and assist them in engaging elected officials and impacting the City’s development review process.

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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Rummage Block Sale
    Summer Rummage Block Sale
    Jul 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM
    260 S 13th St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
    Friday, July 19: 9am-6pm Saturday, July 20: 9am-1pm
  • Members-Only Fire Museum Tour
    Members-Only Fire Museum Tour
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    San Jose Fire Museum, 201 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA
    Saturday, Aug 3: 10am-12pm
  • Palm Haven Walking Tour
    Palm Haven Walking Tour
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Saturday, Sept. 7: 10am-12:00pm
  • Schiele Alameda Park Walking Tour
    Schiele Alameda Park Walking Tour
    Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Meeting location provided before tour
    Saturday, October 19: 10am-12:00pm

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