Nicholas Redding at the Historic Preservation Training Center, MD, 2021.

Our Heart Belongs to History: Make a Heartbomb with Our Origami Pattern & Paper

02/14/2021
By Sarah Patarini

There is no question that preservationists put their heart into their work and communities. Inspired by the preservation movement, we encourage you to make an origami heart with our special edition phoenix origami paper.

Happy VALENTINE’S DAY


Here we offer a simple at-home project to create an origami heart just in time for Valentine’s Day—or any day. We want to see how you use your heartbombs this year! Be sure to tag or mention Preservation Maryland on social media @preservationMD on Facebook, @PreservationMaryland on Instagram , and @PreservationMD on Twitter and use #preservemd.

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MORE ABOUT PRESERVATION & VALENTINE’S DAY

Have you heard of the preservation term, “heartbombing”? Reinvigorated recently by young preservation groups across the country, heartbombing is the simple act of declaring your love for at-risk historic properties with a valentine of their own. Did you know that the heartbomb may have been invented in Rockville, Maryland in the 1990s? In 1993, when a likely buyer of the ca. 1895 Wire Hardware building had plans to gut the interior, Peerless Rockville, a regional preservation non-profit, brought a lawsuit to defend its right-of first-refusal to purchase the building—ensuring its preservation. Soon after, the organization publicly kickstarted an Emergency Repair Fund with a gigantic heart in the storefront window, declaring “Our Hearts Belong to Wire.”

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