Our Mission Statement:

The Alliance Area Preservation Society promotes the preservation and restoration of historic structures in the Carnation City and maintains the Haines House Underground Railroad Museum.


Help Alliance Preservation Efforts and the Haines House

House in a BoxcarThe Alliance Area Preservation Society works in our community to promote the importance of the structures and spaces that have been a part of our history for two centuries. The Haines House is our home, and its history and place in our community is unique. Yet, it is not the only building---or the only story---in our community. Help affirm you commitment to preserving and sharing these buildings and stories through your support of the AAPS. Your help is appreciated!


Your Historic Home - An Ongoing Initative from AAPS

Andrew RichmondThe Alliance Area Preservation Society plans to help people throughout thecommunity unlock the history of their own historic homes---be it a 19th Century Second Empire or a 50s Ranchhome. Your Historic Home is a multi-year project to build a strong foundation of knowledge about the homes of Alliance, and help individuals learn how to research the history of their house. Each year we will focus research, surveys and programming around a particular house type found in the area, or a specific neighborhood in Alliance. We are conducting house history research workshops to teach people about the resources available to research the history of their home. Finally, AAPS has a house history Jump Start for every researcher, to provide the name of the first landowner of their property, the first plat of their property and neighborhood, and the building date of their home.

In 2016, we focused on Sears Modern Homes and other kit houses built in Alliance. Many were built in Alliance. In 2017, we highlighted the first large house lot addition in the late 19th Century---the Teeters Lamborn Addition. in 2018, we focused on our community's Mid-Century Modern homes and the houses made by National Homes; and the unique area known as the Government Addition, which was one of 36 projects built nationwide by the Federal Government during and after World War I. Next up, a return to the Government Addition, and three neighborhoods which were known as West Park Heights, College Hill and Parkside Homes.


Saturday, July 6:     Open for Tours, 10 AM - Noon
Sunday, July 7:       
Open for Tours, 1-3 PM

Saturday, Aug 3:      Open for Tours, 10 AM - Noon

Sunday, Aug 4
thru Friday, Aug 9 :  
Open for Tours, 1-3 PM