We are a non-profit organization dedicated to economic revitalization through community engagement and sustainable adaptive reuse of historic buildings.
We believe in a world where we are responsible stewards of our built resources, and our community’s wealth. Our mission is to solve environmental and economic problems by mobilizing a community to reuse its cultural assets. We do that by preserving our historic buildings, investing in what we already have, to create opportunities for entrepreneurs, artists, and creators. We believe in reusing and restoring the places that tell the stories of the past, in order to show us what possibilities the future holds.
At its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.
Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.
As a grassroots community organizer in Southwest Minnesota, I have spent the last 5 years working to unite community members around common goals to improve the lives of people living in our region. What may appear at first glance to be a preservation organization working to save and repurpose a
This has definitely been an interesting and challenging year. Of course, we are no stranger to challenges, considering that we are nearing the end of our 5th year of work and progress towards the ultimate renovation of Jasper School and Bauman Hall. We have had a much harder time fundraising, of course,
Our mission is big and bold, and we need YOUR help to achieve it.
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Join us in action!