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May is National Preservation Month  

Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is joining the National Trust and Main Street towns all over the country to celebrate with three words that say it all: This. Place. Matters.


Everyone has places that are important to them. On Whidbey Island and in Coupeville we are especially proud of our history, and our preservation of our historic properties and places.  We care about them all!   


This Place Matters is national campaign that encourages us to celebrate the places that are meaningful to us and our communities.


Help us share our special places with the National Trust and the country by sharing your “This Place Matters” photos to our Facebook page

But, this campaign isn’t just about photography. It’s also about telling the stories or describing a feeing about the places in Coupeville (and on Whidbey) that matter to you.  Please include a sentence, a paragraph, a story or even a poem with your photos.

Visit our Coupeville History page to find out about the historic building photos (only ones located in our historic district) you share on our Facebook page

YOU can also visit the Island County Archives and Museum for books about our history.   


Through This Place Matters, we hope to encourage and inspire the ongoing love and continued preservation of Coupeville through pictures and comments.

YES, share from all over Whidbey!  We’ll be sharing with the National Historic Trust and are happy to include every square mile of our beautiful isle. 


Preservation Month is an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on all the special places that are important to you. 

This Place Matters

This Place Matters

This Place Matters

This Place Matters


We’re throwing in something more to this exciting month.  Because Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve IS historic and has been “preserved” photos and words about locations on the reserve are welcome too!  


This Place Matters

We look forward to a touching, fun and historic May with you on our Facebook page