Join Abilene Preservation League

Together, we can save Historic Abilene’s buildings, mansions, residential structures!

Get Involved!

Abilene Preservation League is an organization where members, volunteers and staff work hand-in-hand. To save many Abilene buildings, mansions, residential structures and more. The historical fabric of Abilene, both physical and cultural, continues to thrive through the vision and efforts of APL.

There are many ways to get involved. Become a member, rent The Elks (Contributor level and higher receive a 10% discount), 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.

Benefits of Membership

10% discount off merchandise (when available)

10% discount on Elks Rentals (Contributor level and higher)

Invitations to APL events, lectures, parties and educational tours

Quarterly Newsletter

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



Individual/ Family







1881 Society Members Receive:

20% off one time rental of Elks Arts Center

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

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!

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

Business Member

  • Membership Benefits for one business member.

Business Partner

  • Membership Benefits for two business members.
  • Quarterly Newsletters.
  • Invitation to all events, lectures and parties.

Business Leader

  • Membership Benefits for two business members.
  • 25% off one rental of The Elks Arts Center.


Business Pacesetter

  • Membership Benefits for two business members.
  • One 50% off one rental of The Elks Arts Center.
  • One company use of the Elks Board Room for business meeting.
  • Advertisement in quarterly newsletter of your choice.