The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society may have changed its name to Preservation Park Cities, but its mission is the same.
Tish Key, president of Preservation Park Cities, said the name change is meant to help with future name recognition and to put the society in sync with other preservation organizations.
“Our new name is easier to remember and is also part of our history,” Key said. “It harkens back to 2006 when the Park Cities Historical Society, which was founded in 1982, joined with then Preservation Park Cities and formed the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.”
Since the Park Cities Historical Society and then Preservation Park Cities merged in 2006 to create the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, the organizations recognized more than 180 homes and buildings and received multiple awards. Most recently, they received a Spirit of Preservation Award by Preservation Dallas along with Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones for preserving the Elbert William’s home.
Preservation Park Cities is supported by memberships, donors, benefactors, and its special events, including its largest fundraisers — the Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon and the Historic Home Tour.