Modesto Heritage


Modesto Heritage is a project of the Modesto Art Museum’s Building a Better Modesto Program. Its mission is to research, educate about, and encourage the restoration and preservation of significant architecture, landscape, and other built environments of Modesto.

Research: conduct and facilitate research into the built environments of Modesto and the men and women who designed, built, and lived in them.

Education: teach about Modesto’s built environments, the value of historic preservation, how to research properties, and how to apply for historic designation.

Restoration: encourage the repair, reuse, and restoration of buildings and landscapes.

Preservation: encourage and facilitate the preservation of buildings, landscapes, and other elements of the built environment.

Modesto Heritage Links and Resources

Preservation Activities in Modesto

How to Research Your House

Modesto’s Landmark Preservation Program

Modesto Modernism Movie