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Abilene Preservation League is an organization where members, volunteers and staff work hand-in-hand. Together, these groups have saved many Abilene buildings, mansions, residential structures and more. Abilene’s historical fabric, both physical and cultural, continues to live through the vision and efforts of APL. 

There are many ways to get involved. Become a member, visit our historic Swenson House and The Elks (free to members), or volunteer in a way that suits your time, interests and skill sets. APL members also receive invites to special events, openings and parties. 

Whether you’re a local member or someone who loves Abilene from afar, your APL membership will continue to help preserve and revitalize the architectural and cultural heritage of Abilene.

Joining the Abilene Preservation League is the best way to support our work. Membership in the APL represents appreciation and meaningful support for the Big Country’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.

Purchase Your Membership Today

Individual $50 

Contributor/ Family $100 

Sustainer $250 

Restorer $500 

Preservationist $1000 

*Preservation Society $2500

Benefits of Membership

  • Complimentary Swenson House and The Elks tours for all APL members, plus two free tickets for guests. 
  • 10% discount off all historical replicas 
  • Invitations to APL events, lectures, parties and educational tours. 
  • Quarterly Newsletter

Additional Benefits

*Preservation Society Members: 

  • 20% off one time rental of Elks or Swenson House 
  • Complimentary Tickets to any APL special tours. 
  • In addition to receiving all benefits listed above preservation society members gather periodically during the year for fellowship and to offer guidance and vision to APL programs. 

All memberships are valid for one year from the date of issue. 


APL Business Membership

Your company’s membership in Abilene Preservation League supports historic preservation, economic and community redevelopment, and heritage education. Listed below are APL’s four levels of business membership. Purchase or renew your membership online today! 

Benefits of Business Membership 

BUSINESS MEMBER - $100

  • Membership Benefits for one business member. 

BUSINESS PARTNER - $250

  • Membership Benefits for two business members
  • Four complimentary tickets to tour the Swenson house
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Invitation to all events, lectures and parties. 
  • 20% discount on historic replicas 

BUSINESS LEADER - $500

  • Membership Benefits for two business members
  • One complimentary tour of the Swenson for Employees of your business
  • 25% off one rental of The Swenson House or The Elks

BUISNESS PACESETTER - $1,000

  • Membership Benefits for two business members
  • One 50% off one rental of The Swenson House or The Elks
  • One company/employee tour of The Swenson House 
  • One company use of the Elks for business meeting  

Current Business Members  

BARKER & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ELMWOOD ANTIQUE CENTER

FABULOUS FINDS

GLEN D HALL, DDS.

LANCE JOHNSON CONSTRUCTION LLC

LUCILE'S FLOWERS/NEW WRINKLE

PHILPOTTS FLORIST & GREENHOUSES

SAYLES RANCH GUESTHOUSE

SENTER REALTORS  

THE LAST REMAINS

 

Volunteer

Every year thousands of volunteers assist Abilene Preservation League with its goal to “preserve historic properties and promote preservation”. There are literally countless opportunities to aid APL with its mission. From our special events to programs like Haunted Abilene, APL offers an incredible selection of worthy avenues for your volunteer time.

Interested in learning more or volunteering? Call us at 325-676-3775 for additional details! Or call Janet Payne to volunteer at the Swenson House at 325-665-3717.

Whether you are able to help with the major events APL organizes or you have the time to assist on a regular basis, a rewarding and invaluable experience awaits you. APL is what it is because of volunteers. You too can be a part of an exciting organization, whose “foundation” is based on over 40 years of devoted and caring individuals. 

Dinner at a Good Friends Table  Terry Stubbs, Roy Helen Acker & Angela Wright

Dinner at a Good Friends Table  Terry Stubbs, Roy Helen Acker & Angela Wright

Celebrating 100 years at the Swenson House Marty Puls, Susan King & Carol Hall.

Celebrating 100 years at the Swenson House Marty Puls, Susan King & Carol Hall.

Martin Jensen pulling weeds in the garden with his little dog

Martin Jensen pulling weeds in the garden with his little dog

A wedding shower for Isabell Lee (center) with all the hostesses.

A wedding shower for Isabell Lee (center) with all the hostesses.

CPA Day of Service from Condley and Company,LLP

CPA Day of Service from Condley and Company,LLP

Dinner at a Good Friends Table  

Dinner at a Good Friends Table  

Dinner at a Good Friends Table 

Dinner at a Good Friends Table 

Dinner at a Good Friends Table

Dinner at a Good Friends Table

Dinner at a Good Friends Table

Dinner at a Good Friends Table

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Dinner at a Good Friends Table

Dinner at a Good Friends Table