News & Advocacy

An Update from the Santa Monica Conservancy

March 25, 2020

Members and Friends,

Thank you for your ongoing support. It is because of your interest in preservation that we have been able to achieve the many accomplishments that define the Conservancy. Your feedback has kept us focused and your support–whether it is financial, volunteering, speaking up when historic properties are at risk, or all three–has enabled us to do our work and introduce more people to our organization and the urgency of our mission.

We are reaching out to you today to express our hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well, and to let you know how the Conservancy is complying with City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County and state requirements for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Operation of our Preservation Resource Center, our Downtown Walking Tour and our tours of the Annenberg Community Beach House will now be suspended through at least April 30, or until we receive word that it is safe to resume them. We are also postponing our Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for May 2 at the historic Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. In addition, we have suspended the mailing of membership and donation receipts at this time due to the temporary closure of our Center.

Although the Preservation Resource Center is closed, we are committed to keeping you informed about preservation issues and providing digital content that fulfills our educational mission.

Please email us at or leave us a voicemail at 310-496-3146 if you have any questions or concerns–or want to let us know about preservation-related content you have found inspiring and would like us to share.

Thank you for supporting the Conservancy. We wish you good health and comfort as we face this challenging time, together in spirit if not in person!

Tom Cleys, President
Carol Lemlein, Executive Director

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