The National Trust has declared May Preservation Month to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country's cities and states and enable more Americans to become involved in the growing preservation movement.

Here in York, Preservation Month 2013 will begin Historic York, Inc.'s Annual Preservation Celebration, which will include guest speaker Scott Butcher with a "Voice for the Fallen."

The celebration will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday at York's Central Market, at 34 W. Philadelphia St..

Historic York, Inc. will also present its annual preservation awards to outstanding projects in preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse.