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Spread the word about a historic site or structure in your area that is endangered, as well as learn about the efforts of preservation organizations to save endangered places and threatened cultural resources. 

Restore Oregon Announces Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2018 - NEW!
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: November 11, 2017

  PORTLAND, OR – Nov. 10, 2017 – Restore Oregon will announce the 2018 Most Endangered Places list at the annual Restoration Celebration held on November 10, 2017 at the historic Sentinel Hotel...

Preservation League Seeks Nominations for "Seven to Save"
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: October 5, 2017

  ALBANY, NY (08/31/2017) (readMedia)-- The Preservation League is seeking nominations from local and regional preservation organizations, advocacy groups, municipalities and others for its 2018-19 list...

Providence Preservation Society Seeks Nominations for 2018 Most Endangered Properties (MEP) List
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: October 5, 2017

  The time has come to make nominations for our 2018 Most Endangered Properties (MEP) List! Properties added to the MEP list are given public exposure they might not otherwise receive, and nominations...

The Technical Assistance Grant Program (TAG) Deadline on Monday, September 11, 2017
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: August 14, 2017

  Grants of up to $3,000, with a required $500 match from each applicant, are available to non-profit groups and municipalities that manage historic sites, museums, arts facilities and other important institutions...

Now Accepting New Six-to-Fix Projects
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: August 1, 2017

  Every year, Preservation Maryland selects six threatened historic sites around the state that could benefit from the organization’s assistance, and through a cooperative partnership with the applicants,...

National Trust for Canada Announces Top 10 Endangered Places 2017 List
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: June 9, 2017

  At the National Trust for Canada, we believe places matter. They tell Canada’s story, connect us to our roots, and are the building blocks of a sustainable future. Each year, the Top 10 Endangered...

2017 DeMuro Award Nomination
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: June 8, 2017

  The DeMuro Award honors extraordinary examples of the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings, homes, public spaces, or landscapes, and compatible infill development that enhances historic...

President Proposes $2.55 Billion FY18 Budget for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 25, 2017

  WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump today proposed a $2.55 billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the National Park Service (NPS), including funding increases for top Trump Administration priorities like...

Preservation Virginia Announces 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places Listing
Contributed by Preservation Virginia
Posted: May 10, 2017

  Richmond, Va. (May 9, 2017) – Today, Preservation Virginia, a private, non-profit organization that makes Virginia’s communities and historic places stronger and economically sustainable through preservation,...

Announcing the 2017 Great American Main Street Award Winners
Contributed by National Main Street Center
Posted: May 2, 2017

  The National Main Street Center, Inc. is pleased to announce Renaissance Covington, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association, and West Chester Business Improvement District, as...

Nominations Open for Best of Maryland
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: March 12, 2017

  WHO DO YOU THINK WAS THE BEST OF MARYLAND IN 2016? Nominations are now open for this year's Best of Maryland Awards! We want to celebrate the projects, people, and places that make Maryland...

Nominate for Most Threatened Historic Places (Historic Wilmington Foundation)
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: March 7, 2017

  The Historic Wilmington Foundation initiated its Most Threatened Historic Places program in 2006 to call attention to threatened historic places. The program helps the Foundation and the community spotlight...

The National Trust for Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: February 16, 2017

  The National Trust for Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List. Each year, the list shines a national spotlight on historic places at risk due to neglect,...

Announcing the 2017 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Robert Arzola
Posted: February 7, 2017

  The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared...

Preservation Pennsylvania Announces the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk List
Contributed by Preservation Pennsylvania
Posted: February 6, 2017

  This morning, Preservation Pennsylvania announces the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk list, featuring 11 places beloved by their local communities. The sites listed on the PA At Risk list become Preservation...

HPEF Partners in Training Call for Proposals
Contributed by The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF)
Posted: January 30, 2017

  The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2017 round of its Partners in Training initiative. HPEF established Partners in Training in 2014 to...

Celebrate Excellence in Historic Preservation - Call for Nominations
Contributed by Preservation League of NYS
Posted: January 28, 2017

  The Preservation League is seeking nominations for its 2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State. The...

Lihue Post Office Needs Your Help!
Contributed by Historic Hawaii Foundation
Posted: January 28, 2017

  A proposal to close the Lihue Post Office, the first stand-alone post office on Kauai, and consolidate postal operations at the nearby USPS Carrier Annex facility, was posted earlier this week at the building...

Advocacy Alert! We Need You to Help Protect the Historic Tax Credit!
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: January 21, 2017

  With a new Congress in place and a new Administration taking over Washington DC today, there is an urgent need for advocacy to protect the Historic Tax Credit, the Federal Government's largest...

NYSCA/PLNYS Preservation Grants Available
Contributed by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) / Preservation League of New York State
Posted: January 9, 2017

  ALBANY, NY (01/05/2017)(readMedia)-- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for 2017 Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG),...

Essex Heritage Catalyzes New Initiatives By Announcing Matching Grants for Local Heritage Projects
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: January 5, 2017

  January 5, 2017 (Salem, MA) — The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in keeping with its long tradition of supporting the region’s unique cultural heritage, announces the 2017 Essex Heritage...

Burket's Silver Spring Library, Wright-Inspired: Adaptive Reuse, Stand Alone, Sensitive Incorporation Into New Development to Protect, Preserve, Honor It
Contributed by Marcia L Stickle
Posted: December 31, 2016

  Rhees Evans Burket's Silver Spring Library, Wright-Inspired: Adaptive Reuse, Stand Alone, Sensitive Incorporation Into New Development to Protect, Preserve, Honor It Adaptive Reuse! Silver...

RFP: Mid-Century Former Silver Spring Library Site, Preservation Maryland (Rockville, MD)
Contributed by Meagan Baco
Posted: December 30, 2016

  Montgomery County, Maryland through this Request for Development Proposals (RFDP), seeks creative, viable development proposals (Proposals) from qualified teams (Proposers) to provide affordable senior...

2017 Preservation Awards Nominations (Historic Ithaca)
Contributed by Historic Ithaca
Posted: December 16, 2016

  Every year Historic Ithaca, Inc. presents awards for sensitive restoration and preservation projects within Tompkins County. Any preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse project...

Preservation Awards - Call for Nominations (The Preservation League of New York State)
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: December 16, 2016

  ALBANY, NY (12/22/2016)(readMedia)-- The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Launches New Research Tool Focused on American Cities
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 12, 2016

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is launching a new research tool that, for the first time, brings together the massive amount of existing data focused on the urban built environment. Called...

National Park Service Plans to Partially Re-Open Martin Luther King, Jr., Birth Home in Early 2017
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 1, 2016

  ATLANTA – After temporarily closing the childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in August for safety reasons, the National Park Service is optimistic that the first floor will be repaired and re-opened...

Restoration of the T. Thomas Fortune House is Underway
Contributed by Thomas Fortune Project
Posted: November 18, 2016

  Red Bank, NJ-The restoration of the T. Thomas Fortune House is under way! Recently this historical site was saved thanks to the efforts of the T. Thomas Fortune Project committee and other concerned citizens....

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Releases the 2017 List of 10 Places in Peril in the State
Contributed by Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 16, 2016

  "This is the Trust's twelfth annual Places in Peril list," said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. "We hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia's imperiled...

Preserving the Meaning of Home
Contributed by Eden Brown
Posted: November 15, 2016

  At Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury (NHSW) providing a home is just the start. A home is more than a financial asset, it has a deep emotional meaning the residents utilizing the space. Homes provides...

2016 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources List Announcement
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: October 20, 2016

  The Most Endangered Historic Resources Program is PM's oldest advocacy and education program. This year's Most Endangered list was culled from nominations submitted by preservation-minded groups and individuals...

National Trust for Canada Launches This Place Matters Competition
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: October 4, 2016

  Ottawa, ON, October 4, 2016 – Take up your tablets, click on you cell phones and head to your computers! The National Trust for Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 This Place Matters competition....

ACHP Invites Input on Ideas to Improve the National Historic Preservation Program
Contributed by The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: September 30, 2016

  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) wants to hear from you on the future of the national historic preservation program. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic...

National Park Service Providing Historic Preservation Support to American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 1, 2016

  The National Park Service today announced the awarding of $531,187 in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 16 American Indian tribes to support the protection of America's native cultures.

UPDATE: Historic Ellicott City Flood Recovery (Preservation Maryland)
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: August 4, 2016

  From Preservation Maryland: After destructive flood, help Ellicott City recover! Here at Preservation Maryland, we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the...

What’s Next? Idea Competition For Endangered Buildings
Contributed by Columbus Landmarks Foundation
Posted: July 27, 2016

  The What’s Next? Idea Competition seeks submissions through sketch, prose, poetry, song, or any variety of medium you choose. Simply download one of the entry cards below and submit your idea in time to...

National Park Service Awards More Than $1.6 million to Protect Civil War and Revolutionary War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 13, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 2016 to preserve 397.61 acres at 11 of America’s battlefields. The...

Ontario150 Community Capital Program
Contributed by Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)
Posted: July 9, 2016

  2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and the Province of Ontario. This milestone in Ontario’s history provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our communities and celebrate the people, places...

Win Cash and Revitalize Your Main Street
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: July 9, 2016

  Calling all main street groups! We’re seeking project ideas for a national crowdfunding competition this fall. The 2016 This Place Matters competition will give eligible project groups the chance to win...

Help Save the Citgo Sign
Contributed by Boston Preservation Alliance
Posted: July 8, 2016

  As you may have heard, the Alliance launched an online petition to demonstrate public...

The Votes Are In: Partners in Preservation Awards $2 Million in Grants for Projects in National Parks
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: July 6, 2016

  American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the winners of the Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign. The winning parks, determined by a popular vote,...

Accepting Six-to-Fix Site Nominations
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: June 27, 2016

  Last year, Preservation Maryland launched our innovative Six-to-Fix program that has made a direct impact in saving threatened historic places across the state. Check out the progress we've made on last...

ABPP Announces FY16 Planning Grant Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2016

  More than $1.19 million in National Park Service grants will be used to help preserve and protect America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield...

National Park Service Awards over $1 Million to Preserve American Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2016

  WASHINGTON –The National Park Service announced today $1.19 million grants to support 20 projects at significant battlefields across the country. The projects will research, document, or interpret dozens...

Nominations Due August 5th for 2017 List of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: June 17, 2016

  Each year Restore Oregon publishes a list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for the purpose of spotlighting their importance and rallying resources to save them. Those properties selected for the...

Now Accepting Applications: 2016 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: June 16, 2016

  Preservation Massachusetts is now accepting nominations to our 2016 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program! Since 1993, Preservation Massachusetts has endeavored to identify and...

Announcing Funding for Regeneration Works
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: May 30, 2016

  Ottawa, May 30, 2016 – The National Trust for Canada is pleased to acknowledge $161,234 in new funding from the Government of Canada. With this funding, the National Trust will build Regeneration Works,...

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places (Parks Canada)
Contributed by Parks Canada
Posted: May 13, 2016

  NEW! The Guidelines and Application Forms are now available for the newly expanded National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places. Through Budget 2016’s investment in social infrastructure,...

National Park Service Awards $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 13, 2016

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis yesterday announced $2.8 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants to fund educational programs, preservation projects, memorials,...

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Releases Annual Report to Congress
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 14, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has released the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee’s

Application Period for Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund Now Open
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 7, 2016

  Ottawa, March 7, 2016 – The National Trust for Canada is now accepting applications for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. Students studying built heritage and young professionals working in the field are...

Call for Nominations: 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards
Contributed by Boston Preservation Alliance
Posted: March 7, 2016

  It's time to recognize that fantastic project in your neighborhood. Whether it's the restoration of an old home on your block, the new development that fits right in with your historic street,...

Accepting Nominations for Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 4, 2016

  Ottawa, March 4, 2016 –The deadline to submit a nomination for National Trust for Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List is only two weeks away. Throughout Canada, places that help tell our country’s story...

Arlington Memorial Bridge Deterioration Illustrates Nationwide Need for National Park Road Maintenance Funds
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 3, 2016

  WASHINGTON – Arlington Memorial Bridge – the symbolic entry to Washington, D.C. and its iconic monument core – needs a major overhaul or it will have to be closed in 2021. An inspection...

Now Accepting Applications: Preservation Massachusetts' Predevelopment Loan Fund
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: March 1, 2016

  Do you know of a project in your community that is in need of funds for architectural and engineering studies, legal fees, historic consultant costs, etc? Preservation Massachusetts is actively...

National Trust for Canada shares its recommendations for Budget 2016
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: February 24, 2016

  Ottawa, February 23 – Responding to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s pre-budget town hall, the National Trust for Canada is encouraging heritage supporters to promote its recommendations, designed to help...

Save Our Cemeteries Gets Re-interred Uptown
Contributed by Save Our Cemeteries
Posted: February 8, 2016

  Save Our Cemeteries announced today that it has moved its offices from its current location in the Treme section of the city to a new uptown location effective February 1, 2016. Save Our Cemeteries new...

Preserve Arkansas Seeks Most-Endangered Sites Nominations
Contributed by Preserve Arkansas
Posted: February 7, 2016

  Little Rock—Preserve Arkansas requests the public’s help in identifying endangered historic places that reflect our Arkansas heritage for the 2016 Most Endangered Places List. The Most Endangered...

National Parks Maintenance Backlog Reaches $11.9 Billion
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 5, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) this week released its Fiscal Year 2015 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.93 billion nationwide total is a $440 million increase from...

100th private property protected by Historic New England
Contributed by Scrampton
Posted: February 2, 2016

  Historic New England is pleased to announce that the Bell House in Little Boar’s Head, New Hampshire, is the one-hundredth property protected through its

Call for Nominations: Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: January 29, 2016

  The National Trust for Canada is accepting nominations for the 2016 Top 10 Endangered Places List. Each year, the list brings national attention to historic places at risk due to neglect, lack of funding,...

Historic Resources in Michigan Jeopardized by Bill to Amend 1970 PA 169
Contributed by Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Posted: January 29, 2016

  Michigan?s historic places drive economic development, attract businesses, draw tourists and new residents, create a sense of place, and enhance our quality of life. Keeping these historic places is so...

A Crowdfunding Success Story!
Contributed by National Trust for Canada - Fiducie nationale du Canada
Posted: December 17, 2015

  The National Trust for Canada congratulates the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre, the first project team to complete a crowdfunding campaign on the National Trust's new crowdfunding platform – THIS...

National Trust for Canada Launches REGENERATION Blog
Contributed by National Trust for Canada - Fiducie nationale du Canada
Posted: December 5, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, December 3, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is launching REGENERATION, a new blog designed to share inspiring and provocative stories and ideas about saving and regenerating places that...

Window Preservation Alliance Formed
Contributed by Alison Hardy
Posted: November 10, 2015

  Boston, MA, November 10, 2015– The Window Preservation Alliance (WPA) formed to promote the restoration of original windows – not replacement. “For so many years the only message...

National Park Service Awards over $500,000 to Protect over 180 acres at 3 Civil War Battlefields in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 3, 2015

  WASHINGTON, DC – National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to help preserve over 180 acres...

Request for Expressions of Interest for DCR's Powder Magazine, Cambridge, MA
Contributed by Kevin M Allen
Posted: October 30, 2015

  DCR Announces Opportunity to Rehabilitate and Reuse the Historic Powder Magazine Building in Cambridge BOSTON — October, 26, 2015 — Seeking to foster future public/private...

American Academy in Rome 2016 Rome Prize Fellowship
Contributed by Robert Starkoff
Posted: October 14, 2015

  The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the 2016 Rome Prize. For over a century, the Academy has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative work in the arts and humanities....

A New Fundraising Tool is Coming Soon
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: October 13, 2015

  Ottawa, Ont., October 13, 2015 – In just ten days the National Trust for Canada will launch THIS PLACE MATTERS – Canada’s first national crowdfunding platform dedicated to heritage.

National Trust for Canada’s Annual Report is Now Available
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: October 5, 2015

  Ottawa, ON October 2, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada’s 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available online. The National Trust thanks the many members, donors, sponsors and volunteers who share...

2016 ABPP Planning Grant Applications Available
Contributed by
Posted: October 2, 2015

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments to submit applications...

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to 2 Indian Tribes and 1 Museum
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 11, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of three Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act(NAGPRA) repatriation and consultation grants totaling $90,000. The...

10 Reasons for Exploring a Preservation Option for the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater
Contributed by The Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater
Posted: August 27, 2015

  Dear Chautauquans and Friends of Chautauqua: As the Board of Trustees prepares to meet this Saturday, we would first like to thank all of the Amp’s supporters. This campaign could...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Groups
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 11, 2015

  WASHINGTON – In villages beside Neah Bay, Makah artisans pass on the tradition of basketry, carving, and jewelry-marking to younger generations, celebrating cultural heritage dating back more than 600...

Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) Announces 2015 Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties
Contributed by Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP)
Posted: August 10, 2015

  The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) has announced the state’s Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2015. The list is announced each year and is intended to bring public...

Four New National Historic Landmarks Designated
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 4, 2015

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of four new national historic landmarks. The designation...

Now Casting - Historic Home Flippers for New Series!
Contributed by Mark Dalbis
Posted: July 30, 2015

  Major Television Production Company Now Casting People That Flip Historic Homes!!! Do you have a PASSION for flipping and for history? Do you invest your own money...

National Park Service and Department of Energy Seek Public Input on Draft Memorandum of Agreement for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 28, 2015

  Washington, DC -- The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy are inviting the public to review and comment on the Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Park Service...

Help The Neon Museum Repaint the Desert Rose Motel Sign
Contributed by The Neon Museum
Posted: July 27, 2015

  We need your help to conserve and protect the Desert Rose Motel sign! The Desert Rose Motel sign is one of the largest and most striking motel signs in our collection. We need approximately $50,000...

National Park Service Awards $1.19 Million in Battlefield Planning Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 22, 2015

  WASHINGTON – From lesser known battles to world war, historians and preservationists study and preserve battlefields across the country that capture the American story. Today the National Park Service...

Restore Oregon Seeking Nominations for Most Endangered Places
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: July 18, 2015

  Is there a great historic building on your main street in need of rehabilitation, reuse, and community support? How about a landmark barn just waiting for a new purpose? Or maybe a house museum that struggles...

NCPTT Announces 2015 PTT Grant Awards
Contributed by National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT)
Posted: July 13, 2015

  The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Preservation Technology and Training Grants. This year,...

Six-To-Fix Accepting Nominations
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: July 9, 2015

  Maryland’s Six-to-Fix is a new program designed to help save threatened resources statewide. Rather than creating lists of threatened buildings, we’re ready to do something about it. The...

This House Matters - A Documentary
Contributed by Tina Traster
Posted: July 8, 2015

  This House Matters – A Documentary Blink and another house is bulldozed. Most don’t even notice. If you read this blog, likely you do. That’s why I’m making a documentary...

Secretary Jewell Applauds Designation of San Antonio Missions in Texas as Nation’s 23rd World Heritage Site
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 7, 2015

  WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded the decision by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

This Lighthouse Matters Competition
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: June 30, 2015

  Ottawa, ON June 30, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada thanks its partner the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society and the many participants who have contributed to

Sites of Diversity Dominate 2015 List of America's Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 24, 2015

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled its 2015 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that spotlights important examples...

Stonewall Inn Designated as an Individual Landmark
Contributed by Historic Districts Council
Posted: June 23, 2015

  This morning, the LPC voted unanimously to designate the city’s newest Historic District and its newest Individual Landmark. The latter designation, of the Stonewall Inn, marks a historic moment...

Essex Heritage Offers Public Access to Bakers Island Light Station for First Time in Seventy Years
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: June 22, 2015

  June 22, 2015 (Salem, MA) – Essex Heritage, a non-profit providing numerous programs preserving and enhancing Essex County’s historic, natural and cultural sites, has launched a new venture: escorted,...

Legislative Update - The Revitalize Main Street Act
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: June 22, 2015

  If our Main Streets and historic places matter to you, take 5 minutes to email your legislators today! We’re in the final rounds of a prize fight for preservation and economic development! With...

National Park Service Announces $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 16, 2015

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced 20 grants totaling more than $2.8 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans....

The National Trust Releases 2015 Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: May 26, 2015

  OTTAWA, ON – May 26, 2015 - The National Trust for Canada has released its Top Ten Endangered Places...

Essex Heritage Announces Fundraiser to Restore Bakers Island Lighthouse
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: May 14, 2015

  May 14, 2015 (Salem, MA) – Essex Heritage, a non-profit that manages and provides numerous programs preserving and enhancing Essex County’s historic, natural and cultural sites, is slated to launch a Kickstarter...

David Rubenstein Donates $5.37 Million to the National Park Foundation to Restore U.S. Marine Corps ‘Iwo Jima’ Memorial
Contributed by National Park Foundation
Posted: April 29, 2015

  WASHINGTON (April 29, 2015) – Today a $5.37 million gift commemorates the bravery of U.S. Marines who gave their lives to defend freedom, and honors the continued patriotism and sacrifice of America’s...

National Park Service and Maritime Administration Announce $2.6 Million in Grants for Maritime History Education and Preservation Projects
Contributed by National Park Service and Maritime Administration
Posted: April 27, 2015

  WASHINGTON — The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the award of approximately $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects...

Save the Silver Top Diner
Contributed by Patricia Brown
Posted: April 26, 2015

  Please help stop corruption from taking my diner! The Silver Top Diner in Rhode Island, a 1936 kullman dining car. News coverage from NBC

Landmarks Illinois Releases List of Endangered Sites
Contributed by Landmarks Illinois
Posted: April 23, 2015

  The “Most Endangered” list was announced by Landmarks Illinois at an April 22nd press conference in Springfield. The event was attended by community representatives, property owners, and state legislators....

The National Trust for Canada Responds to Regeneration Opportunities in 2015 Federal Budget
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: April 21, 2015

  Ottawa, ON April 21, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is encouraged by the 2015 federal Budget’s recognition that history guides our future, reflected in new funding to renew and celebrate places that...

Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Five New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse Heritage
Contributed by Department of Interior
Posted: April 15, 2015

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of five new national historic landmarks, ranging from...

Advocacy Alert! Save the Nuclear Reactor Building
Contributed by Historic Seattle
Posted: March 30, 2015

  Help Historic Seattle and other preservation advocates save the UW Nuclear Reactor Building! The University of Washington recently issued a request for comments for the scope of an...

Positive Outlook for Guelph’s Petrie Building - a 2014 Endangered Places Listing
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 10, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, March 10, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is pleased to announce that the Petrie Building, a unique landmark in downtown Guelph, will be acquired by Tyrcathlen Partners. One of three documented...

Save Bon Haven - Advocacy Alert
Contributed by Preserving South Carolina
Posted: March 10, 2015

  Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation and the Save Bon Haven Campaign are seeking $250,000 in pledges to save the house from salvage and demolition. Bon Haven was built in 1884 by John...

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2015 Heritage At Risk List (Galveston Historical Foundation)
Contributed by Galveston Historical Foundation
Posted: February 11, 2015

  Each year, Galveston Historical Foundation asks the public for nominations to their “Heritage At Risk” list of historic sites and properties in Galveston County. Houses on the list are at risk of being...

Call for Nominations: 2015 Preservation Achievement Awards
Contributed by Boston Preservation Alliance
Posted: February 10, 2015

  With the support and enthusiasm of ninety Corporate Members and 400 guests, the 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards provided the Alliance the opportunity to recognize ten outstanding preservation projects...

Providence Preservation Society Announces 2015 Most Endangered Properties List
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: January 31, 2015

  PROVIDENCE – The Sheffield Smith House, one of the oldest houses in its section on Smith Hill, made the Providence Preservation Society’s 2015 list of the most endangered properties. The...

National Trust for Historic Preservation designates Amp as “Historic Treasure”
Contributed by The Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater
Posted: January 28, 2015

  Dear Fellow Chautauquans and Friends of Chautauqua, We are delighted to report the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced today it named the Chautauqua Amphitheater as...

The National Trust of Canada is Accepting Nominations to the 2015 Top Ten Endangered Places List
Contributed by The National Trust of Canada
Posted: January 23, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, January 21, 2015 – The National Trust of Canada is accepting nominations to Canada’s Top Ten Endangered Places List. The list is released annually to bring national attention...

Grants Available for Historic Properties and Archaeology Projects
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: January 20, 2015

  The State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual grants fund up to $20,000 in matching funds for preservation...

Advocacy Alert! Help Save Paul Kirk House - A Modern Masterpiece
Contributed by Friends of the Kirk House
Posted: January 16, 2015

  Docomomo WEWA is helping to get the word out about an opportunity to bid at auction on January 23, 2015, on a Paul Hayden Kirk-designed house in the Lake Heights neighborhood in Bellevue.

Announcing the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: January 15, 2015

  The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards and donated to HABS by students. AWARD AMOUNTS

LA County Preservation Award Applications Due Jan. 30, 2015
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: January 13, 2015

  Each year, we honor outstanding preservation projects from across L.A. County at our Preservation Awards Luncheon. If you know of a preservation project that deserves special recognition, apply for our...

Preservation League Seeks Entries for 2015 Preservation Awards
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: January 12, 2015

  ALBANY, NY (12/18/2014)(readMedia)-- The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2015 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in...

Historic Tax Credit to be Introduced in Oregon (Preservation Action)
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: January 10, 2015

  The Revitalize Main Street Act is set to be introduced this month in Oregon. This legislation would create a state Historic Rehabilitation Fund to help offset the costs of restoring historic commercial...

Supporters of North Carolina’s Historic Tax Credit Launch Petition (Preservation Action)
Contributed by
Posted: January 9, 2015

  Supporters of North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credit have launched an online petition to urge state legislators to re-introduce the tax credit. The N.C Metropolitan Mayors Coalition...

$1 Million in New Grant Funding Available to Celebrate the Arts and National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 7, 2015

  WASHINGTON – “Art is the child of Nature,” said American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service celebrates the intersections...

National Park and College Team to Protect Historic Sites
Contributed by Clatsop Community College
Posted: January 4, 2015

  The National Park Service and Clatsop Community College have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate in the study and documentation of several culturally-significant sites that are related to...

Alliance of National Heritage Areas Reacts to Passage of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Contributed by Alliance of National Heritage Areas
Posted: December 15, 2014

  The Alliance of National Heritage Areas applauds the action of Congress to protect and support the work of National Heritage Areas (NHAs) across the nation....

Architects Praise Passage of Design Build Reform in Defense Authorization Bill
Contributed by The American Institute of Architects
Posted: December 15, 2014

  Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2014 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today praised Congressional passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The language...

U.S. Congress Helps Secure Future of Two National Historic Sites with Passage of National Defense Authorization Act
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 12, 2014

  Today, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains more than 50 separate public lands provisions. This authorization marks the first National Parks legislation passed...

Historic Nashville Launches Preservation Revolving Fund
Contributed by Historic Nashville
Posted: December 9, 2014

  GREAT NEWS! Today, the Historic Nashville board of directors voted unanimously to create a Preservation Revolving Fund with an initial donation of $5,000! Nashville will now join cities such as Savannah,...

Television Production Seeking Participants: Saving History and History Channel Project
Contributed by Bicha Gholam
Posted: December 9, 2014

  My name is Bicha Gholam and I'm working on a new show idea for the History Channel and looking for American historical items, places, artifacts, roadside attractions etc...to restore. Looking...

Campaign to Raise Money to Buy 1.6 acres of Land Adjacent to the Historic Carter House
Contributed by Franklin's Charge
Posted: December 3, 2014

  A crowd funding video has been launched on Facebook by Franklin's Charge to help publicize a campaign to raise money to buy 1.6 acres of land adjacent...

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Proposes To Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration
Contributed by Historic Districts Council
Posted: December 3, 2014

  As has been reported in The New York Times, DNAinfo, Gothamist, The New York Post, CBS News and elsewhere, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has announced...

The National Trust - Heritage Canada Applauds Federal Infrastructure Funding for Heritage
Contributed by The National Trust - Heritage Canada
Posted: December 3, 2014

  Ottawa, ON, November 25, 2014 – The National Trust for Canada welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of $5.8 billion in additional spending on historic sites, museums, research centres,...

Washington Trust Call for Nominations: 2015 Most Endangered Historic Properties List
Contributed by The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 3, 2014

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations to its 2015 Most Endangered Historic Properties List. Every year, many historic properties across the state are threatened by demolition...

Help Save the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater
Contributed by The Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater
Posted: December 2, 2014

  Help us stop the proposed demolition of the historic Chautauqua Amphitheater! Sign the petition at

Seeking Nominations for the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards
Contributed by Oregon Heritage Commission
Posted: November 17, 2014

  The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage and raise the quality of heritage-oriented activities....

Historic Districts Council Invites Community Preservation Groups to Apply for the 2015 Six to Celebrate Program
Contributed by Historic Districts Council
Posted: November 5, 2014

  The purpose of this program is to provide strategic resources to neighborhood groups at a critical moment so that they can reach their preservation goals. The program will help community activists learn...

The National Trust Joins Architecture Canada in Calling for Submissions to the PRIX DU XXE SIÈCLE
Contributed by Heritage Canada The National Trust
Posted: October 29, 2014

  OTTAWA, ON – October 29, 2014 – With this award, the National Trust and Architecture Canada / RAIC have joined forces to promote public awareness about nationally significant architecture of the 20th century...

Preservation Massachusett’s 2014 Most Endangered List Announced
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: October 23, 2014

  This year's Most Endangered Historic Resources are: Johnson Memorial Gates of Boston Hancock...

National Park Service Awards $2.2 Million to Protect Four Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 17, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $2.2 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil...

Great Progress on Campaign to Save the Markham Home - Financial Gap Greatly Reduced! Neighbors Seek Continued Support to Reach October 22 Final Goal
Contributed by Save the Markham Home
Posted: October 15, 2014

  Oct 14, 2014 — Good news continues in efforts to save the Markham Home! Through negotiations between the neighborhood campaign, buyer John McCulloch/McCulloch Construction and developer Peter Kusyk...

Investors Needed
Contributed by Jennifer Getz
Posted: October 7, 2014

  I have been in the process of nominating the 1934 property where I have lived for over 20 years. The original owner builder passed away in 2013 the property was left to her children. ...

The Architectural Heritage Center has Partnered with the “Save the Markham Home” Campaign
Contributed by The Architectural Heritage Center
Posted: October 7, 2014

  The Architectural Heritage Center has partnered with the “Save the Markham Home” campaign. The group has negotiated with the developer to sell the home rather than demolish it and they have found...

2015 NPS ABPP Planning Grant Application Cycle is Open
Contributed by The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)
Posted: October 2, 2014

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) 2015 Battlefield Preservation Project Grant Application is now available on our web site and www.Grants.gov. Applicants may download the form,...

Parker Center Threatened with Demolition
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: September 18, 2014

  The City of L.A.'s Bureau of Engineering is pressing for the demolition of Parker Center, a highly significant building that served as headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department for more than...

Preserving a National Historic Landmark in Seattle's Japantown: The Panama Hotel
Contributed by Historic Seattle
Posted: September 11, 2014

  Historic Seattle, in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is working with Panama Hotel owner, Jan Johnson, to develop a long-term plan that preserves this unique historic...

National Park Service Awards $1.7 Million in Grants to Protect Four Significant Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 3, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $1.7 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil...

National Park Service Awards $500,000 in Grants to Protect Four Significant Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 26, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil War...

SAH Receives $10,000 Challenge Grant for Charnley-Persky House Restoration
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: August 26, 2014

  As news of flood damage to the Charnley-Persky House spread,...

Landmark Charnley-Persky House in Gold Coast Flooded by Storm
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: August 20, 2014

  The Charnley-Persky House, at 1365 North Astor Street, experienced serious flooding brought on by storms that blew through Chicago on Tuesday afternoon....

National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 19, 2014

  Washington – The National Park Service today announced more than $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes, and Alaska...

National Park Service Awards $1.3 Million in Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 24, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has awarded 21 preservation grants totaling more than $1.3 million to help preserve, protect, document and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The...

Visitor Spending in National Park Gateways Has Big Impact on Economy
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 18, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by National Park Service...

Heritage Canada The National Trust Releases 2014 Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists
Contributed by Heritage Canada The National Trust
Posted: July 17, 2014

  OTTAWA, ON – July 17, 2014 - Heritage Canada The National Trust has released its Top Ten Endangered...

The 2014 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program: Invitation for Nominations
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: July 7, 2014

  Following the success of last year's 20 year retrospective, Preservation Massachusetts invites you to nominate an endangered resource in your community. the 2014 Most Endangered Historic...

National Park Service Awards $830,000 to Protect Chattanooga Battlefield
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 2, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service Director today announced $830,000 in grant money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve more than 48 acres of land from the November 23-25, 1863 Battle...

MHPN Releases Video to Promote Preservation and Rehabilitation Across Detroit: Vacant Not Blighted
Contributed by Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN)
Posted: June 30, 2014

  Lansing, MI: The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) launched a video today to advocate for rehabilitation and preservation as successful and critical tools to help revitalize Detroit.

Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) Releases Video to Promote Preservation and Rehabilitation Across Detroit: Vacant Not Blighted
Contributed by Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Posted: June 25, 2014

  Lansing, MI: The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) launched a video today to advocate for rehabilitation and preservation as successful and critical tools to help revitalize Detroit.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 27th Annual List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 24, 2014

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled its 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that spotlights important examples of the nation’s architectural,...

National Park Service to Award $1.7 Million in Grants for Maritime History Education and Preservation Projects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2014

  WASHINGTON — The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the availability of approximately $1.7 million in grant funding through its

Adventures In Preservation Teams Up With The Fairfield Foundation to Uncover Mysterious History of Fairfield Manor House in Gloucester, Virginia
Contributed by Jenna Roggensack
Posted: June 4, 2014

  GLOUCESTER, VIRGINIA- Adventures in Preservation is teaming up with The Fairfield Foundation to preserve the site of one of Virginia's most magnificent and historically...

Adventures in Preservation Volunteers Work Together with Industry Leading Professionals to Save the Skenduli House in Gjirokastra, Albania
Contributed by Jenna Roggensack
Posted: June 4, 2014

  The Skenduli House is World Heritage site and a magnificent example of the marriage of Albanian and Ottoman architecture....

National Park Service Awards $200,000 to Protect Two Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 29, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $200,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at three of America’s Civil War...

National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 20, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced nearly $40,000 in repatriation grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes...

Organizations Seek Help Documenting Oregon Historic Places Associated with African Americans
Contributed by Oregon Black Pioneers Project
Posted: May 20, 2014

  In honor of Historic Preservation Month, the Oregon Black Pioneers, in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office, announces a property survey project entitled “Preserving Oregon’s African...

Call for Nominations - America's Most Threatened African-American Historical Properties 2014 (Inaugural List)
Contributed by The National Association for the Preservation of African-American History & Culture, Inc.
Posted: May 13, 2014

  Call for Nominations - America's Most Threatened African-American Historical Properties 2014 (inaugural list). Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2014.

Make a Nomination to the 2014 Top Ten Endangered Places List (Heritage Canada The National Trust)
Contributed by Heritage Canada The National Trust
Posted: May 6, 2014

  Ottawa, ON, April 28, 2014 – The deadline to submit a nomination to Heritage Canada The National Trust’s Top Ten Endangered Places List is approaching! There are many threatened historic...

National Park Service Awards $400,000 to Protect Three Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 5, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $400,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve more than 300 acres of land at three...

Interior Designates Four New National Landmarks to Honor Nation’s Unique Cultural Heritage & History
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 23, 2014

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today marked National Park Week by announcing the designation of four new national...

National Park Service, American Architectural Foundation Enter into Agreement to Promote Save America’s Treasures Program
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 13, 2014

  Washington – The National Park Service and the American Architectural Foundation have announced a new partnership to promote Save America’s Treasures, a grant program that preserves nationally significant...

Historic preservation newsletter (March 2014)
Contributed by March 2014 General Email Newsletter
Posted: March 26, 2014

 

Nominate for Most Threatened Historic Places: Historic Wilmington Foundation
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: March 21, 2014

  The Historic Wilmington Foundation initiated its Most Threatened Historic Places program in 2006 to call attention to threatened historic places. The program helps the Foundation and the community spotlight...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants of Nearly $34 million to States, the District of Columbia and Territories
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 6, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $33.8 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to help states and territories preserve and protect our...

President’s Budget Requests $2.6 billion for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 4, 2014

  WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget request for 2015 includes $2.6 billion for the critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission of the National Park Service (NPS) as it approaches its...

Protecting the Federal Historic Tax Credit
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: March 4, 2014

  Each year, PM staff travels to DC to meet with our congressional delegation, discuss historic preservation and urge their support if key federal programs. One of those programs, the Federal Historic...

Secretary Jewell, NPS Director Release New Report Showing National Parks Remain Strong Economic Engines, Support 243,000 Jobs Nationwide
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 4, 2014

  WASHINGTON – Boosted by an additional 4 million visitors in 2012, national parks across the country continued to be important economic engines, generating $26.75 billion in economic activity and supporting...

National Park Service Awards $525,000 to Protect Four Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 28, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $525,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve more than 120 acres of land at four...

Call for Nominations: 2014 South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 25, 2014

  Sometimes, South Carolina loses architectural treasures that can never be replaced. Often, publicity and recognition is centered on those who want to demolish a historic building. Sometimes, preservationists...

RFP for Port Townsend Historic School Building, City of Port Townsend (Port Townsend, WA)
Contributed by John McDonagh
Posted: February 25, 2014

  The Port Townsend School District has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the District's...

Show Your Support for State Capital Funding to Restore Washington Hall
Contributed by Historic Seattle
Posted: February 19, 2014

  Historic Seattle is working to secure $961,000 from the Washington State Legislature for vital Life, Safety and Stabilization needs at the historic Washington Hall in Seattle's Central District. ...

Urgent: Save Chevy Chase DC Historic 1914 Home from Demolition
Contributed by Mary Rowse
Posted: February 19, 2014

  There’s a 3,000 square foot 1914 Arts Crafts house in Chevy Chase, D.C., that is slated for demolition by a developer who wants to build a 5,500-square-foot house in its place. We are reaching out to...

National Park Service Historians Among the “Monuments Men” of World War II
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 9, 2014

  Washington – The “Monuments Men,” the team of historians who protected monuments, artwork and other cultural treasures from the destruction of World War II and whose story is told in a major motion picture...

Grants Awarded to 19th Ward and Landmark Society of Western New York Will Help in Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts
Contributed by The Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: January 27, 2014

  (Rochester, NY, January 27, 2014) - Three recently awarded grants will support efforts to nominate four areas in Rochester’s 19th Ward for listing in the...

Providence Preservation Society 2014 Ten Most Endangered Properties
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: January 23, 2014

  In a city known for its extraordinary architecture, many historic buildings are threatened by factors such as neglect, insufficient funds, adverse public policy, and inappropriate development. For 20 years,...

Registration Now Open for 2014 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
Contributed by Dave Ryder
Posted: January 23, 2014

  Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference which will take place at the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, June 11-13, 2014, emphasizing the theme “Economic Engines...

Oregon Heritage MentorCorps Ready to Serve Organizations
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: January 22, 2014

  A new statewide network of 33 volunteer mentors trained in collections care and emergency management will work directly with Oregon museums, libraries and archives starting today. Mentors will voluntarily...

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Receives a $79,000 Federal Grant for Research and Interpretive Planning
Contributed by Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Posted: January 22, 2014

  Forest, VA: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest recently received a $79,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in Washington, DC, to help the museum conduct research...

Oregon Heritage Accepting Applications for its Four Grant Programs
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: January 21, 2014

  Oregon Heritage, part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is accepting applications for its four grant programs. Separate grant programs offer funding for museums, historic cemeteries, historic...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Seeking Nominations for 2014 "11 Most Endangered List"
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 14, 2014

  Do you know of a historic place that's threatened? Where national attention could help its cause? Nominate it for our annual 11 Most Endangered List: http://savingplac.es/1cS58sN

National Park Service Awards $2.2 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 10, 2014

  WASHINGTON –National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $2.2 million in historic preservation grants to 135 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying out...

Help us Save the T. Thomas Fortune House National Historic Landmark
Contributed by Thomas Fortune Project
Posted: November 30, 2013

  Help us Save the T. Thomas Fortune House National Historic Landmark Thomas Fortune Project c/o Red Bank Men's Club Foundation PO Box 2235, Westside Station, Red Bank, NJ 07701

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Seeking Nominations for Most Endangered Historic Properties List
Contributed by The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 26, 2013

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations to it's Most Endangered Historic Properties List, to bring attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington...

Preservation League Seeks Nominations for 2014-15 "Seven to Save" List
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: September 10, 2013

  ALBANY, NY (09/10/2013) -- The Preservation League is seeking nominations from local and regional preservation organizations, advocacy groups, municipalities and others for its 2014-15 list of New York...

National Park Service signs agreement with Great Britain to protect ancient ship wreck
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 29, 2013

  WASHINGTON – An 18th-century British warship that sank in 1748 near present-day Miami is now protected by the National Park Service under terms of an international memorandum. “This agreement...

8th Annual Katrina Artistically Revisited special commemorative event
Contributed by Patty Lee
Posted: August 28, 2013

  THE 8TH ANNUAL KATRINA ARTISTICALLY REVISITED New Orleans, Louisiana: The Annual Katrina Artistically Revisited special multi-media event is held...

San Antonio's Mission Trails - Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion de Acuna
Contributed by Jason Scott
Posted: July 21, 2013

  If I had visitors to the great state of Texas and they wished to witness the rich culture combination of Texan and Mexican, I would have to say San Antonio is the place to go.

Nominate a Property for the 2013 "Nashville Nine" List of Most Endangered Historic Properties
Contributed by Historic Nashville Inc.
Posted: July 15, 2013

  Since 2009, Historic Nashville has published the annual Nashville Nine, a list of the city’s historic properties endangered by demolition, neglect or development. Every year the Nashville Nine is...

National Park Service Awards Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 12, 2013

  WASHINGTON – More than $1.1 million in National Park Service grants have been awarded to help preserve and protect America’s significant battlefield lands. Funds from the National Park Service’s...

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 12, 2013

  Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of $195,000 in grants from the National Center for Preservation Technology Training to assist with projects...

National Park Service Grants $1.3Million to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 11, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to help preserve and interpret the sites where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans – two-thirds...

DC Preservation League Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 List of Most Endangered Places
Contributed by DC Preservation League
Posted: July 10, 2013

  The DC Preservation League is accepting nominations for its annual list of Most Endangered Places in Washington for 2012. The online nomination form can be found

Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credit Gets Six-Year Extension
Contributed by
Posted: July 8, 2013

  The Oregon House of Representatives, following similar action by the Oregon Senate, has approved a six-year extension of the Oregon Cultural Trust's tax credit. The bill containing the extension now goes...

National Park Service Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains and Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 29, 2013

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced nearly $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation...

Society of Architectural Historians' Archipedia Receives NEH Grant
Contributed by SAH Archipedia
Posted: June 27, 2013

  SAH has been awarded a major Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to significantly expand SAH Archipedia by 4,000 building entries. SAH...

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Call for Nominations
Contributed by Virginia Association of Museums
Posted: June 25, 2013

  The Virginia Association of Museums (vamuseums.org) is encouraging museums, libraries, archives, and historic sites from throughout Virginia and Washington,...

Interior Highlights 35th Anniversary of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
Contributed by National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services
Posted: June 18, 2013

  WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today marked the 35th anniversary of the highly successful Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, which has helped preserve historic...

Call for Nominations Issued for Minnesota Preservation Awards
Contributed by Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Posted: June 14, 2013

  Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Minnesota Preservation Awards, a program run by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM). The Awards recognize outstanding projects, groups and individuals...

National Park Service Announces $3.7 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 14, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $3.7 million in historic preservation grants to 142 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying...

National Park Service Grants to Protect Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 14, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $3.3 million in grants to help preserve more than 200 acres of land at five of America’s Civil War battlefields. The...

National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants Mean More Than $21 million for Projects in States and Territories
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 14, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $21.6 million in historic preservation grants to help states and territories preserve and protect historic sites.

Filmmakers Kickstarting Preservation to Resurrect a Demolished Past
Contributed by Camilo Silva
Posted: June 12, 2013

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ...

2013 Oregon's Most Endangered Places
Contributed by Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: June 10, 2013

  It's here! The 2013 list of Oregon's Most Endangered Places is out and this year we went BIG! From one of the largest wood clear span buildings in the entire world to a category of buildings...

Bialystoker Center and Home for the Aged Named New York City Landmark
Contributed by Historic Districts Council (New York City)
Posted: May 29, 2013

  The Landmarks Preservation Commission today unanimously approved the designation of the Art Deco-style Bialystoker Center and Home for the Aged at 228 East Broadway on Manhattan’s Lower East...

Arkansas's Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2013 Announced
Contributed by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Posted: May 24, 2013

  LITTLE ROCK—The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’s 2013 list of Arkansas’s Endangered Places is comprised of two antebellum houses, a neighborhood school, a grand orphanage with pastoral grounds,...

10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey 2013 Announced
Contributed by Stephanie L. Cherry-Farmer
Posted: May 23, 2013

  PRESS RELEASE Contact: Stephanie L. Cherry-Farmer May 22nd, 2013 (609) 392-6409 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESERVATION NEW JERSEY'S 2013 10 MOST ENDANGERED...

One-of-a-kind Greystone property faces RFEI deadline MAY 30, 2013: Popular but neglected castle-like former mental hospital gets one more chance
Contributed by Adam McGovern
Posted: May 20, 2013

  The former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital is a historic gem long beloved by many and long endangered by the elements, politics and neglect. Now there is a chance to revive this national treasure,...

Washington State 2013 Most Endangered Properties List Announced
Contributed by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 20, 2013

  Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily...

Landmark Society of Western New York Announces Five To Revive
Contributed by Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: May 16, 2013

  The heart of preservation is community revitalization. Beginning this year, The Landmark Society will annually publish Five to Revive, a list that will call attention to five properties...

Preservation Society Supports American College of the Building Arts Efforts for Trolley Barn
Contributed by American College of the Building Arts
Posted: May 14, 2013

  CHARLESTON, SC –The Preservation Society of Charleston, at its annual meeting, announced its support of the American College of the Building Arts’ efforts to restore and use the Trolley Barn on Meeting...

What's Out There, Most Comprehensive Online Database of America's Designed Landscapes, Now Optimized for Hand Held Devices
Contributed by The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Posted: May 14, 2013

  Washington, DC (May 14, 2013) - The Cultural Landscape Foundation today announced that the Web-based What's Out There (WOT), the most comprehensive, searchable database of the nation's publicly...

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors: Guidelines & Eligibility
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 17, 2013

  In July 1997, George P. Mitchell made a generous gift to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to establish the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors in honor of his wife. The...

Georgia Trust Seeks "Places in Peril" Nominations
Contributed by The Georgia Trust
Posted: April 14, 2013

  Postmark deadline is June 3, 2013 The Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril program seeks to identify and preserve historic sites threatened by demolition,...

Historic Harrisburg Seeks Preservation Priority Nominations
Contributed by Historic Harrisburg Association
Posted: April 5, 2013

  The Historic Harrisburg Association will again announce its annual Top Preservation Priorities list in an effort to heighten awareness of the year-round need to protect and preserve our region’s...

Annual National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest is Open
Contributed by National Park Service’s National Natural Landmarks Program
Posted: March 25, 2013

  WASHINGTON – It’s once again time to grab your camera and head outdoors. The 10th annual National Natural Landmarks Program photo contest is officially open. “This contest...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 25, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $2.5 million in grants to help preserve 700 acres of land at four of America’s Civil War battlefields. The...

Hart Family Fund for Small Towns (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 24, 2013

  Grants from the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects in small towns. These grants help stimulate...

“Wright This Way” Annual Spring Fundraiser
Contributed by Molly Murphy
Posted: March 16, 2013

  Opening a second decade of preservation, interpretation, and salvation! “Wright This Way” Annual Spring Fundraiser to raise money to help complete the restoration and continue preservation...

2013 HALS Challenge: Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: March 16, 2013

  Each year the HALS office at the National Park Service issues a challenge, encouraging landscape architects and preservation professionals to document historic landscapes related to a new theme. The theme...

Nominate Your Favorite Historic Preservation Project (Preservation Alliance of West Virginia)
Contributed by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
Posted: March 16, 2013

  PAWV is accepting nominations for the 2013 West Virginia Historic Preservation Awards. A downloadable nomination form and guidelines are available at

Historic Wilmington Foundation - 2013 Preservation Awards & 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places List Nominations
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: March 15, 2013

  Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates National Preservation Month annually each May, alongside thousands of preservation organizations across America. The Foundation’s Preservation Awards recognize...

Eames House: Ray & Charles Eames Need Your Help
Contributed by Eames Foundation
Posted: March 14, 2013

  Eames Foundation recently launched a campaignto raise funds to save the Eames House, a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture. “Our goal with this campaign is to raise...

2013 Most Endangered Places List: Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
Contributed by Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
Posted: March 1, 2013

  Every year, many historic properties across the state of Arkansas are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of resources or knowledge of their importance. And once these unique places are gone, they...

Call for Nominations for the 10 Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2013: Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
Contributed by Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 1, 2013

  Call for Nominations for the 10 Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2013! To nominate a property, download and fill out the form at

National Trust for Historic Preservation's America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places: Now Accepting Nominations
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 31, 2013

  Is there a threatened historic treasure in your community? Help us raise national awareness for a one-of-a-kind place in your area – and generate local support for protecting it – by nominating...

Nominations Open for 2013 List of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places
Contributed by Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: January 23, 2013

  Is there a historic property, barn, bridge or local landmark of significance that’s at risk of being lost in your community? Every year historic properties across Oregon are rehabilitated and reused,...

Call for Nominations! 2013 National Trust/ACHP Federal Partnership Award
Contributed by National Trust/ACHP
Posted: January 11, 2013

  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announce the call for nominations for the 2013 National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in...

Most Endangered Property and Historic Preservation Award Nominations - Providence Preservation Society
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: January 11, 2013

  Each year, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) assembles the Most Endangered Properties List to highlight historic resources that are endangered by threats such as neglect, deterioration, demolition,...

National Park Service Announces Nearly $23 million in Historic Preservation Grants to States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 7, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $22.9 million in historic preservation grants. The grants will enable states and territories to preserve and protect our nation’s...

National Park Service Announces $4.1 million in Tribal Historic Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 4, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the apportionment of more than $4.1 million in grants to 135 American Indian tribes to support Tribal Historic Preservation...

Historic Districts Council Announces 2013 List of Six NYC Neighborhoods Meriting Preservation
Contributed by Historic Districts Council (New York City)
Posted: January 3, 2013

  The Historic Districts Council, New York’s city-wide advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods, is pleased to announce its 2013 Six to Celebrate, an annual listing of historic New York City...

HABS/HAER/HALS Announces the 2013 Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs
Posted: December 12, 2012

  The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey) announces and seeks your assistance in promoting the Leicester...

National Council on Public History's Blog History@Work is Seeking Contributions
Contributed by National Council on Public History
Posted: December 12, 2012

  "History@Work" (www.publichistorycommons.org) is a multi-authored, multi-interest blog sponsored by the National Council on Public History...

National Trust for Historic Preservation and Urban Land Institute Partner to Promote Building Reuse
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 1, 2012

  Washington and Los Angeles (November 28, 2012) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced a new research partnership designed to advance the...

Request for Expressions of Interest for Boston's Speedway Headquarters Building
Contributed by Kevin M Allen
Posted: November 20, 2012

  Now Available: Request for Expressions of Interest Charles River Speedway Headquarters Building Brighton (Boston) Responses due: January 11, 2013 by 2 pm

Arizona Preservation Foundation Announces 2012 List of Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by Arizona Preservation Foundation
Posted: November 15, 2012

  PHOENIX, Arizona – The Arizona Preservation Foundation is releasing its 2012 list of Arizona’s 25 most endangered historic places. Compiled by preservation professionals and historians, the list identifies...

The Citadel and College of the Building Arts Collaborate to Preserve Art of Ironwork
Contributed by College of the Building Arts
Posted: November 14, 2012

  The Citadel and the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) have collaborated to preserve the art of iron working and foster continued appreciation for Charleston history. Two...

Belleview Preservation Launches Fundraising Website
Contributed by Belleview Preservation
Posted: November 12, 2012

  Belleview Preservation has launched a fundraising website (www.belleviewpreservation.com) with the sole purpose of raising capital to...

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 2013 List of Ten Places in Peril
Contributed by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: October 25, 2012

  It's Official! The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced today its 2013 list of ten Places in Peril in the state. Sites on the list include: Tift Warehouse...

HDC Identifies 78 Buildings of Interest in the East Midtown Rezoning Area
Contributed by Historic Districts Council (New York City)
Posted: October 22, 2012

  As Mayor Bloomberg and the Department of City Planning (DCP) move forward with their proposal to rezone a large section of East Midtown to accommodate taller buildings, the Historic Districts Council has...

Commodore Inn Sign Restoration Project
Contributed by Matt Ames
Posted: October 21, 2012

  The Commodore Inn sign stood above a building on Patterson Ave from the late 1930s until just recently when it was removed to make way for a new business. The sign was given to me,...

Deadline Extended: “The Best Old House Neighborhoods” Seeks Nominations
Contributed by This Old House magazine
Posted: October 19, 2012

  The deadline for submissions for the "Best Old House Neighborhoods" feature in This Old House magazine has been extended thru next Friday, October 26th, 2012. There may...

Veterans' Headstone Project
Contributed by Jean Fremion-McKibben
Posted: October 18, 2012

  The Veterans’ Headstone Project was founded in August 2011. The project began as a personal mission undertaken to replace worn, damaged,...

Interior Department Designates 27 New National Landmarks - Landmarks Honor Nation’s Cultural and Natural Heritage
Contributed by Department of Interior
Posted: October 17, 2012

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 26 national historic landmarks and one national natural landmark as places that possess exceptional...

Recent Past Preservation Network Responds to Cyclorama EA - Issues Call for Revised Environmental Process at Gettysburg
Contributed by Recent Past Preservation Network
Posted: October 9, 2012

  The Recent Past Preservation Network (RPPN) has issued a call for a revised environmental process for the Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In August 2012, the National...

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces Landslide® 2012: Landscape and Patronage - Twelve Significant Threatened and At-Risk Landscapes Across the Country
Contributed by The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Posted: October 9, 2012

  Washington, DC (October 3, 2012) - The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) tomorrow will formally announce 2012 Landslide® 2012: Landscape and Patronage. In 2012, Landslide®, the annual...

2012 New Jersey Historic Preservation Plan Survey
Contributed by New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
Posted: October 8, 2012

  The Historic Preservation Office is working in coordination with Preservation New Jersey, the New Jersey Historic Trust, and others to learn what you think are the most important actions needed to preserve...

Apply Now to Six To Celebrate 2013
Contributed by The Advocate for New York City’s Historic Neighborhoods
Posted: October 2, 2012

  HDC has begun the search for its 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods! You can now apply to be one of the six by going online to

New Strategic Partnerships Expand AiP International Volunteer Vacation Offerings
Contributed by Judith Broeker
Posted: October 1, 2012

  Boulder, Colorado – September 27, 2012 -- Adventures in Preservation (AiP) formed two new strategic partnerships with the aim of expanding their international volunteer vacation program. Partnerships with...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 27, 2012

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $2.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition at eight Civil War battlefields. Grant...

First of Its Kind Report Assists in Evaluating Post-WWII Properties
Contributed by Amy Squitieri
Posted: September 26, 2012

  A new streamlined and consistent guide on the application of National Register Criteria for Evaluation of postwar residential housing was just released by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program....

Virginia Association of Museums Announces the 2012 Top 10 Endangered Artifacts in Virginia
Contributed by Virginia Association of Museums
Posted: September 21, 2012

  Richmond, Va. – The Virginia Association of Museums (vamuseums.org) announced today the honorees of 2012 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts,...

Advocacy Alert! Support Ballard Carnegie Library Landmark Nomination
Contributed by Historic Seattle
Posted: September 17, 2012

  Advocacy Alert! Support Ballard Carnegie Library Landmark Nomination Dear Preservation Advocates: Historic Seattle has been working with the Ballard...

National Park Service Seeks Public Input on Civil War Battlefield Preservation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 13, 2012

  As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service (NPS) is asking for public feedback about the future of the war’s touchstone battlefields. The NPS’s American...

Call for Entries: 2013 Preservation Awards (The Georgia Trust)
Contributed by The Georgia Trust
Posted: August 29, 2012

  Each year, The Georgia Trust recognizes significant contributions to the preservation of Georgia's historic resources. Awards are presented on the basis of the contributions of the person or project...

Nominations for Coal Heritage Awards Now Being Accepted
Contributed by Coal Heritage Highway Authority
Posted: August 29, 2012

  The Coal Heritage Highway Authority and National Coal Heritage Area Authority work to preserve, promote and interpret the rich coal heritage of southern West Virginia. Throughout the region, there...

US and Costa Rica National Parks Leaders Sign Agreement; Will Work Toward Common Stewardship Goals in National Parks and Protected Areas
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 29, 2012

  ESTES PARK, COLORADO – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a memorandum of understanding with Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion, Costa Rica’s national system...

Grant Applications for the 2013 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund Now Being Accepted
Contributed by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 24, 2012

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that grant applications for the 2013 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund are being accepted. The deadline for submitting applications...

Request for Proposal: WWII Building Assessment in Peleliu Historic Landmark, Republic of Palau
Contributed by Sunny O. Ngirmang
Posted: August 23, 2012

  Type: Contract – April 06-20, 2013 Position: Historical Architect Offered by: Palau Historic Preservation Office...

HABS Announces the Winners of the 2012 Charles E. Peterson Prize
Contributed by
Posted: August 21, 2012

  The Charles E. Peterson Prize, sponsored jointly by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Park Service, is awarded annually for the best set of measured...

Preservation Ohio Releases List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: August 20, 2012

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 17th, 2012) – Preservation Ohio has released the 2012 List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites. The annual list highlights historically significant Ohio properties that face...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 16, 2012

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $1.3 million in grants to help with land acquisition at four Civil War battlefields. Grant...

2012 HALS Challenge: Documenting the American Latino Landscape - UPDATE
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: August 13, 2012

  HALS received 20 short form historical report entries for the 2012 HALS Challenge: Documenting the American Latino Landscape. El Tiradito HALS AZ-8 Mission La Purisima Concepcion...

Heavy Metal Rules: Image of Saugus Iron Works Wins 2012 NHL Photo Contest
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 7, 2012

  WASHINGTON: The National Park Service today announced the winner of the 13 th annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. This year’s winning image of Saugus Iron Works National Historic...

Salazar, Jarvis Announce $1.66 Million in Grants Under Native American Graves and Repatriation Act
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 2, 2012

  WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced that the National Park Service is awarding $1,663,382 in grants to assist...

University of Oregon Taking Applications for Historic Preservation Sessions in Southeastern Oregon
Contributed by University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School
Posted: July 27, 2012

  The University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is seeking applicants for three, week-long field trips to the cattle-punching grasslands of former cattle baron Pete French. In the...

Secretary Salazar Announces Transfer of Lighthouses in Washington and Michigan to Local Ownership
Contributed by Department of Interior
Posted: July 20, 2012

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the transfer of two historic lighthouses in Washington and Michigan to local partners under the National Historic Lighthouse...

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor 2012 Photo Contest
Contributed by Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Posted: July 18, 2012

  Give us your best shot! Keep your camera in hand and participate in our 2012 Photo Contest. Since 2006, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has hosted an annual photo contest...

National Park Service Awards Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2012

  WASHINGTON – More than $1.3 million in National Park Service grants will be used to help preserve, protect, document, and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the...

State of Maryland Asking Public for Help in Effort to Restore the Old Senate Chamber in Maryland State House
Contributed by The Maryland State Archives and Maryland Historical Trust
Posted: June 28, 2012

  Annapolis, June 11, 2012---The Old Senate Chamber in the Maryland State Houseone of the most historic rooms in Americais to be restored to its appearance during the late 18th century. The Maryland...

Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Contributed by Catherine Goulet
Posted: June 27, 2012

  $1.2 Million Available for Historic Preservation Grants The New Jersey Historic Trust is now accepting applications for Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic...

A Student Contest! Expressions of Freedom: A National Park Service Art Competition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 18, 2012

  A Student Contest! Expressions of Freedom: A National Park Service Art Competition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation In commemoration and celebration of...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 9, 2012

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $3.8 million in grants to help with land acquisition at six Civil War battlefields. Grant...

Secretary Salazar Approves San Antonio Missions for World Heritage Nomination
Contributed by Department of Interior
Posted: June 9, 2012

  SAN ANTONIO, Texas – At the historic Mission Concepción, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department of the Interior has officially authorized the San Antonio Franciscan...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 25th Annual List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 6, 2012

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled its 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that spotlights important examples of the nation’s architectural,...

American College of the Building Arts Receives Notable Literary Collection, Renovates Library Facility
Contributed by American College of the Building Arts
Posted: May 23, 2012

  CHARLESTON, SC -- MAY 23, 2012 -- The American College of the Building Arts received 4,000 volumes of rare books, journals and other literary works related to the building and decorative arts from craftsman...

Please Help Save our Kirkbride, Time is Running Out!
Contributed by Erin Cook
Posted: May 2, 2012

  From amazing beauty to total devastation is what we are very concerned about. The council memebers of Fergus Falls, MN see no potential in keeping this amazing piece of history alive. We need anyone and...

Landmarks Illinois Announces 2012 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by Landmarks Illinois
Posted: April 24, 2012

  This year’s list of threatened sites was announced on April 24, 2012 at a press conference at the State Capitol in Springfield. Now in its 18th year, this statewide list calls attention to threatened historic...

$235,500 Released for the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Grants Program
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 12, 2012

  National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced today the awarding of $235,500, in eleven federal competitive preservation technology and training grants. Grant recipients...

Jacksonville, Illinois Honored with 2012 Great American Main Street Award
Contributed by National Trust Main Street Center
Posted: April 11, 2012

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced today that Jacksonville, Ill. was chosen as a 2012 Great American Main Street Awards® (GAMSA) winner. Recognized as a leader in...

Pictureshack Entertainment Seeking Vacant or Abandoned Properties for New Cable Show
Contributed by Daniel Amigone
Posted: April 11, 2012

  Pictureshack Entertainment is starting a new show on a national cable network and we're looking for vacant or abandoned properties—factories, theaters, mansions, churches, hotels—with a lot of history....

Spokane's Jensen-Byrd Building Nominated to National Trust Most Endangered Historic Buildings List
Contributed by Spokane Preservation Advocates
Posted: April 11, 2012

  Spokane Preservation Advocates (SPA) has nominated the historic Jensen-Byrd Building to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” This...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Names 2012 Great American Main Street Award Winners
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 3, 2012

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced today the winners of the 2012 Great American Main Street Awards® (GAMSA). The National Trust Main Street Center’s annual GAMSA winners...

A Time to Act - St. Joseph’s Church to be Razed (Salem, MA)
Contributed by Darrow Lebovici
Posted: March 29, 2012

  Close to 20 million dollars of state and federal funds will be used to demolish a rare example of the International style of architecture located on a National Register eligible site in Salem, Massachusetts. ...

Secretary Salazar Designates Thirteen New National Historic Landmarks
Contributed by National Historic Landmarks Program
Posted: March 29, 2012

  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 13 new National Historic Landmarks in nine different states, including a site associated with the famed Apache...

Preservation Texas Announces Ninth Annual List of Texas' Most Endangered Places
Contributed by Preservation Texas
Posted: March 26, 2012

  Sites in Bandera, Carson, Guadalupe, Hays, Kaufman, Marion, Nueces,San Augustine and Travis Counties Named to 2012 List. A rare moveable jail cell, a poor farm that provided food for...

Interior Moves Forward with Efforts to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Internment Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 22, 2012

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Interior today announced that the National Park Service is awarding funding to help preserve and interpret the U.S. confinement sites where more than...

Kimmswick Post Office Restoration Fund Raising Event
Contributed by Michael Erbschloe
Posted: March 22, 2012

  Kimmswick Post Office Restoration Fund Raising Event May 5, 2012 3:00pm to 8:00pm Tin Cup Gifts Bistro 6025 Third Street Kimmswick, MO 63053 Our charming...

The Getty Conservation Institute Announces New International Initiative Focused on Conserving Modern Architecture
Contributed by The Getty Trust
Posted: March 21, 2012

  LOS ANGELES—Despite increased recognition of the cultural significance of modern architecture, there is still a dearth of information on how best to conserve it. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)...

New Jersey Historic Trust Releases Capital Needs Survey
Contributed by New Jersey Historic Trust
Posted: March 20, 2012

  The New Jersey Historic Trust asks all property managers of public and nonprofit owned historic sites to complete a new Capital Needs Survey. The survey will provide needed information on the repair,...

Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County Accepting Nominations for Southhold Preservation Awards
Contributed by Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County
Posted: March 19, 2012

  The Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend St. Joseph County is accepting nominations for Southhold Preservation Awards until March 31st. If you have recently completed or want...

Preservation Virginia 2012 Most Endangered Historic Sites Nominations
Contributed by Preservation Virginia
Posted: March 6, 2012

  Preservation Virginia, the statewide preservation organization, has opened nominations for the 2012 list of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Sites. The program recognizes the Commonwealth’s irreplaceable...

Sign our Online Petition to Save the Jensen-Byrd Building
Contributed by Kathryn Burk-Hise
Posted: February 29, 2012

  Spokane Preservation Advocates has started a web-based change.org petition to save the Jensen-Byrd building. It literally takes less than 30 seconds to fill out the petition...so I hope you can...

Providence Preservation Society Call For Nominations: Endangered Properties and Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: February 28, 2012

  Have you seen a building in Providence suffering from neglect? Nominate it to our Ten Most Endangered Properties List: https://t.co/Vj8BNicn

2012 List of Oregon's Most Endangered Places - Seeking Nominations
Contributed by Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: February 24, 2012

  Now is your chance to nominate houses, barns, bridges, and districts to the 2012 list of Oregon's Most Endangered Places! Nominations can be submitted by property owners, local governments,...

Historic Wilmington Foundation's 2012 Most Threatened Historic Places List Nominations (Call for Action!)
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: February 22, 2012

  Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates National Preservation Month annually each May, alongside thousands of preservation organizations across America. The theme this year is “Discovering America's...

Help Save Chelsea Market!
Contributed by Lesley Doyel
Posted: February 16, 2012

  Investment fund manager and developer Jamestown Properties wants to drop an ugly steel and glass box on top of Manhattan's Chelsea Market building, the historic Nabisco complex that is one of the...

Ask Your Senators to Support Preservation in the Transportation Enhancements Program
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 9, 2012

  Dear Preservationist, Transportation Enhancements (TE), the single largest source of federal funding for historic preservation, is still under siege.With your help, we successfully...

Preserve New York Grants Available
Contributed by Preserve New York
Posted: February 1, 2012

  ALBANY, NY (02/01/2012) -- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation...

Sign the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Tax Credit Pledge
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 1, 2012

  The federal historic tax credit has been quietly and effectively transforming historic buildings into new uses for more than 30 years. These projects: Create more and better paying...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Seeking Nominations for the 25th Annual List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 29, 2012

  The National Trust is preparing its 25th annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, and we need your help. Over the last quarter century, this list has emerged as a powerful tool to save...

New York City Council Approves Borough Hall Skyscraper District
Contributed by Historic Districts Council
Posted: January 24, 2012

  Despite fierce lobbying from the real estate industry and a local coop board, the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses voted today in favor of the designation of the Borough...

Rethinking Preservation (Dwell Magazine contest)
Contributed by Dwell Magazine
Posted: January 20, 2012

  We believe that designing for the modern world begins with honoring the precedents of the past. So we joined forces with Sub-Zero to conceive a contest dedicated to rethinking preservation. Here's...

Spokane Preservation Advocates Announces 2011 Spokane Matters List
Contributed by Spokane Preservation Advocates
Posted: January 20, 2012

  Spokane Preservation Advocates (SPA) presents its first annual Spokane Matters List highlighting historical buildings, structures, sites, or objects that members of our community think play important roles...

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces 2012 Landslide®: Landscape and Patronage and Issues Call for Nominations
Contributed by The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Posted: January 19, 2012

  Washington, DC (January 19, 2012) - The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announces the 2012 Landslide®: Landscape and Patronage and issues a call for nominations. In 2012, Landslide®,...

Stop the Demolition of the Jensen-Byrd
Contributed by Spokane Preservation Advocates
Posted: January 17, 2012

  Here in Spokane, the host city for this year's NTHP Conference, we're facing the loss of a significant historic warehouse. If you'd like to be involved in some tangible preservation action before you come...

Call for Nominations: Oregon’s Most Endangered Places 2012
Contributed by Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: January 4, 2012

  What historic place would you hate to lose? As the HPLO continues working with property owners, local advocates, and government agencies to save and re- purpose the properties on our 2011 list of Most...

Tell The State of North Carolina What You Think About Historic Preservation
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: December 28, 2011

  Below is a survey the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is using to gather information about the state of preservation in North Carolina. I wanted to bring it to your attention and urge you to...

Historic Preservation, NLCS Funding and Historic Leasing Provisions Preserved in Year-End FY'12 Omnibus Spending Bill
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 23, 2011

  Historic preservation funding for FY'12 was settled at the eleventh hour when Congress approved a year-end omnibus spending bill just before a temporary continuing resolution (CR) expired on December...

FY'12 Omnibus Spending Bill Could Spell Trouble for Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: December 7, 2011

  Federal funding for historic preservation in FY'12 may be decided in the next two weeks, provided lawmakers do not extend a temporary continuing resolution (CR) into early next year. The FY’12 Interior...

National Trust and Guam Preservation Trust Score Major Legal Victory on Pagat Village
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: December 7, 2011

  The National Trust and the Guam Preservation Trust scored a major legal victory in November when U.S. Navy publicly announced its intent to consider alternative locations for firing ranges that were originally...

The Fight for a Philadelphia Gem
Contributed by Maria Gorshin
Posted: December 1, 2011

  When you veer off into unknown territory you're likely to find the unexpected. That's exactly what occurred yesterday as I left the commotion of a busy Philadelphia street to explore a charming little...

Preservation Books for the Holidays
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: November 29, 2011

  Looking for a good book to give as a present to the preservationist in your life? Or are you looking to improve your professional and/or personal...

Ohio Department of Development Seeking Input about the Newly-Renewed & Enhanced Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC) Program
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: November 28, 2011

  The Ohio Department of Development is seeking to garner input from stakeholders and the general public about the newly-renewed and enhanced Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC) program.

HUD Announces 2011 Sustainable Communities Grantees
Contributed by US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Posted: November 21, 2011

  The Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities has announced the winners of the FY2011 competitions for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge grant programs. This new...

Super Committee Deliberations Falter and Automatic Spending Reductions Loom for Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: November 21, 2011

  As Congress prepared to recess for its Thanksgiving break, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction continued to work behind the scenes on a plan this week that will reduce spending by $1.2...

FY'12 Historic Preservation Funding May Face Squeeze in Year-End Omnibus Spending Bill
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: November 15, 2011

  FY'12 historic preservation funding is far from settled and a temporary continuing resolution (CR) will expire on November 18th. Another CR is in the works which will run through December...

Preservation Green Lab, Vulcan and City of Seattle Team Up to Pilot New Strategies for Maximizing the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 12, 2011

  SEATTLE, WA – As local governments across the country struggle to balance economic and environmental goals, a new agreement announced today creates a national model to do both. The City of Seattle, in...

Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit in Cross-hairs of Deficit Reduction, Tax Reform Proposals
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: November 11, 2011

  The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has apparently reached a major impasse on a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit in spite of holding two public hearings in the last two weeks. ...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 11, 2011

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $1.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition at five Civil War battlefields. Grant...

Transportation Enhancements Survive Multiple Attacks in FY'12 THUD Appropriations Bill
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: November 11, 2011

  Senate consideration of the FY’12 Transportation-HUD (THUD) Appropriations bill (S. 1596) this week continued what has been a steady assault on Transportation Enhancements (TE), the largest source...

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein Gives $10 Million Gift to Create a New Education Center and Research Institute
Contributed by White House Historical Association
Posted: November 1, 2011

  The White House Historical Association announced a gift of $10 million from philanthropist and former White House aide David M. Rubenstein to establish an education and research institute for White House...

President Obama to Sign Proclamation Designating Fort Monroe a National Monument
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 1, 2011

  Fort Monroe, a historic fort in Virginia’s Tidewater region, played a pivotal role in the history of slavery in the United States. Built between 1819 and 1834, Fort Monroe has occupied a strategic...

Raise Money for Preservation in Ohio
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: November 1, 2011

  Preservation Ohio needs your help! By clicking the link below between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 2), you can literally "double the money" for preservation in Ohio....

2012 Preservation Action Grassroots Survey
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: October 27, 2011

  Hey Preservationists! Preservation Action is conducting our annual grassroots survey to find out what issues are important to you. It only takes a few mintues:

Historic Preservation League of Oregon's 2011 Preservation Roundtable Special Report
Contributed by Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: October 27, 2011

  Have you seen the the Historic Preservation League of Oregon's report on Compatible Infill Design? The PDF is now on our website and hard-copies are available at the HPLO office. Take a look at it and...

American Battlefield Protection Program FY'2012 Battlefield Project Grants
Contributed by American Battlefield Protection Program (National Park Service)
Posted: October 25, 2011

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments, and other private sector...

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces its 2012 List of State’s Ten ‘Places in Peril’
Contributed by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: October 25, 2011

  ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2011— The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2012 list of ten Places in Peril in the state. Sites on the list include: Rutherford Hall...

Senate Appropriators Restore Save America's Treasures (SAT) and Boost F'12 State and Tribal Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: October 21, 2011

  The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee last week issued its proposed FY12 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that provided substantial increases to historic preservation...

Transportation Enhancements Funding Threat Defeated on Senate Floor
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: October 21, 2011

  Additional threats to Transportation Enhancements (TE) – the single largest source of federal funding for historic preservation -- emerged this week during Senate consideration of a FY’12 “mini-bus” spending...

Galveston Historical Foundation to Receive Preservation Honor Award for its Restoration of the Green Revival House
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: October 18, 2011

  Washington, D.C. - The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its Preservation Honor Award to the Galveston Historical Foundation for the restoration of the Green...

Historic School Rehabilitation Tax Credit Proposed in House and Senate
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: October 17, 2011

  School modernization and rehabilitation was on lawmakers’ minds this week as the Senate leadership announced its intentions this week to move elements of the President’s jobs act proposal – including a...

Historic Tax Credits and Preservation Funding in Question as Deficit Panel Begins Work
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: October 17, 2011

  Lawmakers and committees of jurisdiction scrambled this week to assemble their individual and collective recommendations to the 12 members of the newly-created Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction,...

Preservation League Seeking Nominations for its 2012 List of New York State's Most Endangered Places, SEVEN TO SAVE
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: October 12, 2011

  The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations from local and regional preservation organizations, advocacy groups, municipalities and others for its 2012 list of NYS's most endangered...

Appropriators Begin Negotiating Final FY'12 Spending and Historic Preservation Funding Levels
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: October 10, 2011

  The House approved a continuing resolution (CR) on Tuesday to temporarily fund the government through November 18th to avoid a government shutdown. Unfortunately, the CR also contains...

National Trust Joins Chorus of Opposition to Department of Homeland Security Waivers from Federal Preservation Laws
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: October 10, 2011

  The House Natural Resources Committee held a markup of pending bills on Wednesday and approved HR 1505, the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act", which provides a blanket exemption for...

Historic Districts Council of New York City Announces Call for Applications for Next Year’s Six to Celebrate
Contributed by Historic District Council
Posted: October 2, 2011

  The Historic District Council (HDC) is happy to announce a call for applications for next year’s Six to Celebrate. HDC will be hosting an informational meeting for anyone interested in applying. ...

Online Civil War Era National Cemeteries Travel Itinerary Launched by the National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 30, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Established out of necessity during the Civil War, national cemeteries have evolved from simple burial grounds to national memorials honoring all those who serve. A new online Civil...

Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Help in Shaping the Next Statewide Plan
Contributed by Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: September 28, 2011

  The SHPO has drafted a new plan, A New Season, Preservation Plan for Minnesota’s Historic Properties 2012-17, and is seeking comments on the draft. The input obtained will...

Nominate Your Endangered Site for 2012 Texas’ Most Endangered Places List
Contributed by Preservation Texas
Posted: September 28, 2011

  Partner with Preservation Texas! Nominate your Endangered site for 2012 Texas’ Most Endangered Places list. Raise awareness and get support for your favorite historic site! Since...

Secretary Salazar Highlights Strong Local, State Support for Historic Preservation of Fort Monroe on the Occasion of its Deactivation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 15, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today reported that the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are working quickly, and in close coordination with state and...

From the NTHP: Act Now to Save Historic Preservation Funding for Your Community
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 14, 2011

  A letter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Dear Preservationist, The U.S. Senate will vote soon on an extension of the existing transportation...

Congress Returns from Summer Recess to Appropriations Logjam
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: September 13, 2011

  Congress returned from its summer recess facing a major logjam in considering unfinished FY12 appropriations bills and a looming deadline with the end of the fiscal year approaching on September...

Disaster Assistance Funding Needed for Hurricane-Battered Historic Properties and Main Streets
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: September 13, 2011

  The damage to historic properties and downtown main streets from the devasting floods wrought by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have spurred the preservation community to begin formulating a possible...

National Park Service Director Issues Call to Action for Second Century
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 1, 2011

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis marked the agency’s birthday with the release of A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement.

HABS/HAER/HALS on Facebook
Contributed by Robert Arzola, HABS Architect
Posted: August 31, 2011

  The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey) of the National Park Service is now using Social...

National Park Service Announces FY 2011 NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grant and Repatriation Grant Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 15, 2011

  (Washington, D.C.) --- The National Park Service (NPS) announces the awarding of $215,247 to assist museums, Indian Tribes, and Alaska Native Villages with implementation of the Native American...

National Park Visitor Experience Focus of Design Competition
Contributed by Van Alen Institute & National Park Service
Posted: August 15, 2011

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service and the Van Alen Institute invite colleges of architecture, landscape architecture and related disciplines to participate in a design competition to look...

Emerging Data from Inaugural National Summit on Window Preservation Testing & Standards Shows Promising Results
Contributed by Bob Yapp
Posted: August 14, 2011

  The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative (NWPSC) convened its 1st Window Preservation Performance Summit at the National Historic Landmark, Pine Mountain Settlement School site in...

National Task Force Releases Report Recommending Improvements to the Federal Historic Preservation Program
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 11, 2011

  WASHINGTON, DC – A national task force of historic preservation organizations, leaders and advocates, convened by Preservation Action and the Preservation Action Foundation, today released Aligned...

Historic Harrisburg Announces Plan for Resource Center Renovations
Contributed by Historic Harrisburg
Posted: August 9, 2011

  Harrisburg, Pa. – (August 3, 2011) – The Historic Harrisburg Association is excited to announce plans to restore the Historic Harrisburg Resource Center located in the heart of Midtown, Harrisburg. With...

Congress Adjourns But Leaves FY'12 Interior Bill Unfinished
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: August 5, 2011

  Congress adjourned for its August recess and House consideration of the Interior spending bill, which began last week, was put on hold as of last Thursday in order to resolve the debt-ceiling crisis. The...

FY 2012 Historic Preservation Funding is at Stake
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 5, 2011

  Prior to the debt crisis deal that was reached earlier this week, the House was in the midst of debating the FY 2012 spending bill for the Department of the Interior. More than 200 amendments had...

Fort Monroe National Monument Designation Gains Steam
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: August 1, 2011

  On July 19, the National Park Service (NPS) held two meetings to get public comment on the potential national monument designation of historic Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA as an addition to the National...

Two Major Preservation Tax Bills Now Pending in House
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: August 1, 2011

  The House began consideration of the FY'12 Interior Appropriations Bill (HR 2584) on Monday under an open rule with the expectation of debate lasting at least through the weekend. However, the collapse...

This Old House Teams Up With PreservationDirectory.com to Find the Best Places to Buy an Old House in the United States and Canada
Contributed by This Old House
Posted: July 28, 2011

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2011 Contact: Tim Cannan (503) 308-0500 Portland, Oregon - As part of its ongoing commitment to the preservation community, PreservationDirectory.com...

Historic Homeownership Credit Bill Introduced in House
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 27, 2011

  Reps. Michael Turner (R-OH) and Russ Carnahan (D-MO) introduced the "Historic Homeownership Revitalization Act of 2011" (HR 2555) on July 15. The bill would would create a 20...

Secretary Salazar Designates Four National Historic Landmarks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 27, 2011

  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of four new National Historic Landmarks in four states, including a pre-Columbian flint quarry in North...

Preservationists Brace for Further Spending Cuts and Hostile Amendments in FY'12 Interior Bill
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 25, 2011

  The House Rules Committee took up consideration of the FY’12 Interior spending (HR 2584) bill late on Thursday in advance of floor action next Monday. Preservationists are expecting a whole...

National Park Service Takes Next Step in Revitalization Project of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 23, 2011

  WASHINGTON DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service (NPS) has initiated the next step in the proposed revitalization of the Jefferson National...

House Appropriators Approve Deep Cuts in Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 17, 2011

  The House Committee on Appropriations marked up and approved the FY’12 Interior spending bill on July 13th by a 28-18 vote. Prior to the markup, the full committee...

Streamlined Federal Rehab Tax Credit Bill Introduced in House
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 17, 2011

  Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) introduced --'Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act of 2011' (CAPP)— a bill making improvements to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit on July...

Secretary of Interior Salazar Seeks to Commemorate Manhattan Project through New National Historical Park
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 13, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that he is recommending to Congress the establishment of a national historical park to commemorate the Manhattan Project,...

New Slideshows Feature Los Angeles Conservancy Easement Properties
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: July 11, 2011

  Take a virtual tour of twenty-seven historic sites covered by Los Angeles Conservancy conservation easements, the best way to permanently protect a historic place. This new section of the Los Angeles Conservancy...

Secretary of Interior Salazar Announces $4.4 Million in Grants for Historic Preservation by American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $4.4 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 117 American Indian tribes to assist with the preservation...

Secretary of the Interior Salazar Announces $26.7 Million in Grants to States, Territories and Pacific Nations for Historic Preservation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $26.7 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories,...

House Appropriators Slash Preservation Funding by Nine Percent for FY'12
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 8, 2011

  The House Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Appropriations marked up and approved the FY’12 Interior spending bill on Thursday. Prior to the markup, the subcommittee released the draft bill...

Ohio State Tax Credit Signed into Law
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 8, 2011

  At the end of the session, the Ohio legislature passed and Governor John Kasich (R) signed a measure (Sub H.B. 153) that would make permanent the two year pilot tax credit program that provides 25% credit...

National Park Service Grants Available for Civil War Battlefield Preservation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 6, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Nearly $9 million dollars in grant money is available from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help states and local communities acquire...

PreservationDirectory.com Returns from Cross-Country Heritage Tour of the United States
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: July 6, 2011

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2011 Contact: Tim Cannan (503) 308-0500 Portland, Oregon - Tim Cannan, President of PreservationDirectory.com, has just returned to Portland, Oregon...

Secretary of the Interior Salazar Designates 14 New National Historic Landmarks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 2, 2011

  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks in 11 states and the District of Columbia that have played an integral...

Antiquities Act Amendment Expected in Appropriations Markup in July
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: June 27, 2011

  The July 6th appropriations subcommittee markup will also be the first salvo in a battle to preserve the Antiquities Act of 1906, the most powerful tool the President has in preserving threatened natural...

Debt Ceiling Talks Collapse Threatens to Implode FY'12 Appropriations and Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: June 27, 2011

  Vice President Biden met with the congressional leadership four times this week in the hopes of breaking the impasse about the size and scope of a deficit reduction agreement necessary to get all...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 2011 List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 16, 2011

  Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled the 2011 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that spotlights important examples...

Debt Ceiling and Budget Negotiations Could Force More Spending Cuts for Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 5, 2011

  Budget negotiations dominated again the week on Capitol Hill as the House held a largely symbolic vote this week on raising the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion to give GOP members a chance...

Los Angeles County Preservation Fund: Seed Grants for Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Projects Available
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 3, 2011

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces a grant program targeting historic preservation across Los Angeles County. Grants from the Los Angeles County Preservation Fund will provide seed...

Secretary of Interior Salazar Honors Four Public Service and Tribal Employees With Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 25, 2011

  WASHINGTON, D.C.— Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar honored four government and tribal employees last week with the annual Secretary of the Interior Historic Preservation Awards, recognizing their...

Calling all Places that Matter! The This Place Matters Community Challenge
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 5, 2011

  The This Place Matters Community Challenge is being brought back in 2011 thanks to Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and National Trust Insurance Services, LLC, who have made This Place Matters (including...

National Trust for Historic Preservation is "Celebrating America's Treasures" - Preservation Month 2011
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 2, 2011

  May is National Preservation Month and this year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Treasures.” Throughout our nation’s communities there are significant places that have contributed to our American...

Congress Passes and President Signs Year-End CR for FY'11 Spending with Preservation Funding Cuts
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 18, 2011

  Congress passed a final year-end continuing resolution (CR) to finally conclude FY'11 appropriations. The six-month CR includes $38.5 billion in spending cuts, including elimination...

Preservation Funding in FY’11 Remains Uncertain
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 8, 2011

  Preservation funding in FY’11 remains uncertain as negotiations between the White House and the House leadership teetered on the brink of collapse this week in the attempt to find a level of spending...

Landmarks Illinois Announces 2011 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by Landmarks Illinois
Posted: April 6, 2011

  This year’s list of threatened sites was announced on April 6th at a press conference at the State Capitol in Springfield. The annual "Ten Most Endangered Historic Places" list is designed to focus...

Historic New England protects iconic Breuer-Robeck House in New Canaan
Contributed by Historic New England
Posted: April 4, 2011

  The Breuer-Robeck House (1947) in New Canaan, Conn., is the latest privately-owned historic property protected through a preservation easement held by Historic New England in its Stewardship Program....

Galveston Historical Foundation's Preservation Resource Center Looking for Historic Preservation Awards and Heritage at Risk List Nominations
Contributed by Galveston Historical Foundation
Posted: March 31, 2011

  Is there a historic Galveston building that you have seen transformed by the hard work and diligence of a respectful owner over the past 2 years? Do you feel those responsible should receive some positive...

Preserve the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Contributed by Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: March 28, 2011

  Action Needed on Tax Credits Your voice can help make the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program work. Last year the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program...

House Votes to Rescind Funding for Neighborhood Stabilitation Program
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 21, 2011

  The House passed a bill (HR 861) on Wednesday that would rescind $1 billion of funding under HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). NSP grantees can create “land banks” to assemble, temporarily...

Temporary Continuing Resolution Averts Government Shutdown but Save America's Treasures Funding Rescinded in the Process
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 21, 2011

  Congress passed a second temporary CR this week that includes $6 billion in cuts and will run through April 8th. However, White House-led negotiations on a year-end deal for FY’11 spending appear...

Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Announced as Keynote Speaker for the California Preservation Foundation's 36th Annual Conference
Contributed by Lydia Kremer
Posted: March 16, 2011

  San Francisco, CA (February 22, 2011) – The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) has announced that the keynote speaker for its 36th annual conference will be Stephanie Meeks, the new president...

This Old House Announces 2011 List of Best Old House Neighborhoods
Contributed by This Old House Magazine
Posted: March 1, 2011

  For the fourth year in a row, we've tracked down North America's most timeless neighborhoods—places where lovingly crafted old houses have extraordinary pasts and unarguably promising futures. With...

Charlotte’s Oldest Mid-Century Modern Facing Demolition
Contributed by Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH)
Posted: February 28, 2011

  February 23, 2011 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Lassiter House, the oldest identified Modernist house in Charlotte, and one of the few designed by architect A.G. Odell still standing, will be torn down if not...

Nominations Sought for Oregon’s Most Endangered Places
Contributed by Peggy Moretti, HPLO
Posted: February 23, 2011

  Every year historic properties across Oregon are rehabilitated and reused, enriching neighborhoods, revitalizing Main Streets, conserving resources, creating jobs, and attracting visitors. Unfortunately...

Call for Nominations to the 2011 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: February 22, 2011

  Preservation Ohio is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations to the 2011 List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites. Each year, Ohio's statewide preservation organization searches for...

President's FY'12 Budget a Mixed Bag of Cuts and Increases for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 21, 2011

  President Obama delivered his administration’s FY’12 budget on Monday that delivered expected bad news on Save America's Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America funding, which were zeroed out, but increased...

National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) Annual Awards Ceremony
Contributed by Kristen Vittitow
Posted: February 18, 2011

  Last night, the National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) hosted its Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas. A Louisville, KY based business was thrilled to accept the prestigious 2011 Golden Circle...

President’s $12.2 Billion 2012 Budget for Department of Interior Focuses on Spending Discipline, Strategic Investments, and Vital Missions
Contributed by Department of Interior
Posted: February 18, 2011

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama’s fiscal year 2012 Budget request of $12.2 billion for the Department of the Interior reflects fiscal discipline, setting priorities and cutting worthy programs, while...

Call for Nominations: 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties Program (Providence Preservation Society)
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: February 14, 2011

  Explore your neighborhood for structures threatened by neglect, vandalism, or irresponsible development to nominate for the 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties List (Providence Preservation Society)....

Texas Governor Proposes Elimination of State Historical Commission in State of the State Address
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 13, 2011

  Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has ask the Texas Legislature to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan that...

Save America’s Treasures Grant Program Announces $14.3 Million in Awards
Contributed by Save America’s Treasures
Posted: February 1, 2011

  Federal-private partnership funds historic preservation and conservation WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Park Service (NPS) and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities...

National Trust Preservation Fund Grants Available for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai`i, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon & Washington
Contributed by Melita Juresa-McDonald
Posted: January 19, 2011

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is inviting applications from nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, as well as local governments and public agencies, for its National Trust...

D.C. Preservation League Opens Nominations for Endangered List
Contributed by D.C. Preservation League
Posted: January 13, 2011

  Do you know of a "historically, culturally and architecturally significant places that may be threatened with ill-advised alteration or demolition through neglect or abandonment"? If so, then the D.C....

East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Calls for Nominations of Most Endangered Historic Places in East Tennessee
Contributed by Knox Heritage
Posted: December 28, 2010

  The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance invites the general public to submit nominations of endangered historic places or structures to be included in the second annual “East Tennessee’s Endangered...

DC Preservation League Accepting Nominations for its Annual List of Most Endangered Places in Washington for 2011
Contributed by DC Preservation League
Posted: December 14, 2010

  The DC Preservation League is accepting nominations for its annual list of Most Endangered Places in Washington for 2011. Nomination form must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 21, 2011....

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Invites Nominations for 2011 Florida’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites
Contributed by Mathias Bergendahl
Posted: December 3, 2010

  The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for the 2011 Florida’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites list, which will be announced...

Help Save This 1873 Brownstone Structure
Contributed by Adam Wengryn
Posted: December 2, 2010

  We need your help! Unique opportunity to save this one of a kind 1873 Brownstone Structure and/or materials from other surrounding structures. All or potions of this structure...

Federal Historic Preservation Program Task Force: Survey Invitation
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: November 29, 2010

  Please Help Us Improve the Federal Historic Preservation Program Federal programs such as the National Register, the Historic Tax Credit, State and Tribal grants-in-aid, Heritage Areas and Save...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Now Accepting Nominations for 2011 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places® List
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 18, 2010

  Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2010) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its 2011 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. This annual...

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 10 Most Endangered Historic Places: Now Accepting Nominations for 2011!
Contributed by Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Posted: November 18, 2010

  The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is accepting nominations through the end of the year (deadline: December 31, 2010). Think about those places that are in danger, whether...

Save The Windows: New Resource for Old Windows from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 18, 2010

  New website from the National Trust for Historic Preservation which advocates and provides resources for saving your old windows. Here is the press release for the new site (

This Old House Teams Up With PreservationDirectory.com to Find the Best Places to Buy an Old House in the United States and Canada
Contributed by This Old House magazine
Posted: November 17, 2010

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2010 Contact: Tim Cannan (503) 223-4939Portland, Oregon - As part of the ongoing commitment to the preservation community, PreservationDirectory.com has once...

NAGPRA at 20: Anniversary of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 16, 2010

  Washington, DC—On November 16, 1990, the American people, acting through their representatives in Congress, launched an effort to rectify human rights violations committed against American Indians and...

Theme Park Challenge 2010 Results & New 2011 Challenge: Celebrating Cultural Landscapes of Diversity
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 27, 2010

  The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 as a federal program to document historic landscapes in the United States and its territories. Documentation is critical to preserving...

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution (CR) with FY’10 Level Funding for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 4, 2010

  Congress adjourned for the mid-term election more than a week earlier than scheduled but not before passing a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government running through December...

Take Action: Tell Congress to Restore Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 29, 2010

  In early February, President Obama released his FY 2011 budget request that would eliminate funding for Save America's Treasures and Preserve America, and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by...

Civil War Battlefields Protected with National Park Service grants to Tennessee and Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)
Posted: September 24, 2010

  WASHINGTON: The National Park Service has awarded over $2.1 million in grants for land acquisition at two endangered Civil War battlefields: Spring Hill Battlefield in Tennessee and Cold Harbor Battlefield...

Congress Returns from Summer Recess But Uncertainty Still Looms for Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 20, 2010

  Congress returned from its summer recess this week and did nothing to allay the uncertainty surrounding the FY'11 appropriations cycle and, in particular, funding for historic preservation...

Save Our Signs - Knox Heritage and JFG Announce Preservation Partnership
Contributed by Knox Heritage
Posted: August 26, 2010

  JFG Coffee and the non-profit preservation organization Knox Heritage, Inc. announced a new joint initiative called Save Our Signs - Knoxville. The initiative will help preserve East Tennessee's...

Civil War Battlefields to be Protected - National Park Service Announces Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 17, 2010

  WASHINGTON: The National Park Service has awarded close to $1 million in grants for easements and land acquisition at three endangered Civil War battlefields: Richmond Battlefield, Ky.; Franklin Battlefield,...

Napa County's Ten Threatened Treasures
Contributed by Kristie Sheppard
Posted: August 2, 2010

  Old Adobe Leads Napa County Landmarks’ Ten Threatened Treasures of 2010 Napa, Calif., May 10, 2010 – In conjunction with National Preservation Month in May, Napa County Landmarks has announced...

The Kentucky Trust Widens its Search for Endangered Buildings
Contributed by The Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: July 19, 2010

  The Kentucky Trust has created a new program that will expand its efforts to find and save Endangered Historic Buildings. The program involves an effort to re-survey the buildings already listed...

Blue Streak Coaster at Conneaut Lake Park in the Running to Compete for $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant
Contributed by The Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park
Posted: July 9, 2010

  Conneaut Lake, PA – The Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park are proud to announce that the historic Blue Streak roller coaster is in the running to receive a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. The 2010...

Bill to Amend the Antiquities Act of 1906 Introduced
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 2, 2010

  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) introduced a bill (HR 5580) this week that would amend the Antiquities Act of 1906 and require Congress (within two years) to approve any presidential proclamations of national...

Provision Prohibiting Banks from Investing in Projects Not in Low-Income Areas Removed from Reform Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 2, 2010

  A late-night, conference committee session last Friday on the financial services reform bill provided some drama for preservation. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) worked with Reps. Allyson Schwartz...

California Preservation Foundation Conducting Route 66 Historic Resources Survey
Contributed by Lydia Kremer
Posted: June 30, 2010

  CALIFORNIA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION AND THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE JOIN EFFORTS TO CONDUCT HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES SURVEY ON ROUTE 66. SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- One of America’s legendary...

Historic Wilmington Foundation Announces 2010 Most Threatened Historic Places List
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: May 26, 2010

  Dr. Jeffrey Crow, State Historic Preservation Officer, announced Historic Wilmington Foundation's 2010 list of the Lower Cape Fear region's most endangered sites today. The MTHP list is below: Rosenwald...

Galveston Historical Foundation Announces 2010 Heritage at Risk List
Contributed by Galveston Historical Foundation
Posted: May 25, 2010

  On May 7, at an evening reception at Ashton Villa, Galveston Historical Foundation announced its 2010 Heritage at Risk List. New to this year’s list are the Michael Martingano Building (314 18th Street),...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 2010 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 19, 2010

  Early this morning, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced our 2010 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that highlights important examples of America's...

Preservation New Jersey’s 2010 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites List Announced
Contributed by Preservation New Jersey
Posted: May 18, 2010

  In recognition of National Preservation Month, Preservation New Jersey, Inc. (PNJ) today announced its 16th annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey. The 10 Most Endangered...

Forum: Preserving Asian Pacific Islander America
Contributed by Hugh Rowland
Posted: May 6, 2010

  As we expand notions of American narratives, it is important to honor places and cultural traditions that give voice to diverse communities and sustain their cultural traditions. Asian Pacific...

$14 Million in Save America’s Treasures Grants Available Applications due May 21, 2010
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 22, 2010

  WASHINGTON – Applications for the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants are due May 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The SAT program awards competitive,...

Landmark Oak Cliff Church Seeks Salvation
Contributed by Oak Cliff Christian Church
Posted: April 8, 2010

  DALLAS–(March 2010)– Oak Cliff Christian Church located at 300 E. 10th Street, Dallas, Texas 75203 is seeking a buyer by August 15, 2010. The deal must be closed by October 29, or the building...

Galveston Historical Foundation's Heritage At Risk List Nominees Sought
Contributed by Galveston Historical Foundation
Posted: April 7, 2010

  The Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) annually compiles a listing of endangered historic resources on Galveston Island that are at risk of being lost. The main focus of this list is to shine a light...

New York Landmark Conservancy Receives Major Gift from The David Berg Foundation to Launch Historic Synagogue Fund
Contributed by New York Landmark Conservancy
Posted: April 6, 2010

  The David Berg Foundation has awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant to help establish a new Historic Synagogue Fund. The Historic Synagogue Fund will, for the first time, allow the Conservancy to make...

Preserve America Stewards Application Deadline
Contributed by Druscilla Null
Posted: March 22, 2010

  The next quarterly deadline for submitting applications to the Preserve America Stewards program is June 1, 2010. Preserve America Stewards is a federal program which recognizes organizations...

Preservation Caucus Letter Requests Appropriators to Restore SAT and HPF Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 19, 2010

  A ‘Dear Colleague’ letter circulated by the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus supporting the restoration of funding for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) for FY’11 garnered 100 signatures...

Illinois Preservationists Push for State Rehab Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 7, 2010

  The National Trust is galvanizing its membership and preservation advocates across Illinois to support the creation of a state rehabilitation tax credit based on Missouri’s successful state rehab credit....

Proposed National Monument Designations Result in Broadside Attack on the Antiquities Act of 1906
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 4, 2010

  An internal Interior department document leaked last week by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) identifies 14 new national monuments under consideration by the Obama administration for inclusion as part of the...

This Old House Names the Best Old-House Neighborhoods
Contributed by This Old House magazine
Posted: March 4, 2010

  New York, NY (February 16, 2010) – As the housing market stabilizes, now’s the time to find masterfully crafted homes in communities that truly appreciate them. The editors of This...

President’s FY’11 Budget Slashes Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 4, 2010

  President Obama submitted his FY’11 budget request to Congress on February 1st and delivered a stunning blow to preservationists by slashing funding for some of the nation’s signature historic preservation...

Cast Your Vote for the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations program of the NTHP
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 3, 2010

  From the National Trust for Historic Preservation: For ten years the National Trust has used the Dozen Distinctive Destinations program to highlight how historic preservation helps...

New York Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Funding Slashed in State Budget
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 29, 2010

  Facing a projected $7.4 billion in revenue shortfalls, New York Governor David Paterson proposed a “budget of necessity” last week that holds state spending to a 0.6% increase over 2009-2010 levels...

Rehab Tax Credit Bills Introduced in Mississippi and New Jersey State Legislatures
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 29, 2010

  Mississippi: A bill (HB 579) has been introduced in the Mississippi House that would make the Mississippi state rehab tax credit transferable and has been referred to the...

State Budget Crises Threaten Historic Preservation Incentives, Programs and Sites
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 22, 2010

  The continuing budget crises faced by State governments are continuing to wreak havoc on historic preservation programs and sites across the country. For example, both Iowa and Missouri could face legislative...

Save America’s Treasures Grant Program Announces $9.5 Million in Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 12, 2009

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the National Park Service (NPS), jointly announced the awarding of $9.5 million in federal competitive Save...

2010 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places® Nomination Guidelines
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 10, 2009

  America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has identified more than 200 threatened one-of-a-kind historic treasures since 1988. Whether these sites are urban districts or rural landscapes, Native...

Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) Initiative to Preserve Historic Properties Receives Kinsman Foundation Grant
Contributed by Peggy Moretti, Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: October 26, 2009

  Oct. 22, 2009 Portland, Oregon – The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Kinsman Foundation to update and expand its conservation easement program...

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces 2009 Landslide Selections
Contributed by Melanie Macchio
Posted: October 23, 2009

  The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces 2009 Landslide Theme: Shaping the American Landscape and Sixteen Landslide Sites. Annual Compendium Spotlights Significant Landscapes and...

Advocacy Campaign for Community Restoration and Revitalization Act Begins: Proposes to Make Major Improvements to the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 13, 2009

  Following up on introduction of the “Community Restoration and Revitalization Act of 2009” (HR 3715/S. 1743) on October 1st, the National Trust has begun a major advocacy campaign to gain co-sponsors...

PreservationDirectory.com page added to Facebook
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: October 13, 2009

  (Portland, OR) - PreservationDirectory.com, the leading online resource for historic preservation and cultural resource management, has launched a companion page on Facebook. The focus...

Apply Now for Designation as Preserve America Steward
Contributed by Druscilla Null
Posted: October 2, 2009

  The next quarterly deadline for submitting applications to the Preserve America Stewards program is December 1, 2009. Preserve America Stewards is a federal program which recognizes organizations and...

Get Your Kicks on the New NPS Route 66 Travel Itinerary
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 29, 2009

  Washington, DC – Winding from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way, Route 66 is still the place to get your kicks. If you’d like a break from cookie-cutter restaurants and lodging...

Interior Releases Report Documenting NPS Maintenance Budget and Research Shortfalls
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 26, 2009

  The Interior Department released a report on Thursday which was commissioned by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and conducted by a panel of distinguished luminaries — including co-chairmen...

Just Released: Philip Johnson Glass House Oral History Project Oral History Films
Contributed by The Philip Johnson Glass House
Posted: September 23, 2009

  Two new films have been produced through the Philip Johnson Glass House Oral History Project. Frank Stella: Return to the Glass House and Architecture Influence...

Volunteer Vacation a Chance to Save Kenya’s World Heritage
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: September 22, 2009

 

Interior Department Issues Secretarial Order on Climate Change and Historic Sites
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 18, 2009

  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a Secretarial order on Monday setting up a Climate Change Response Council and eight regional response centers to study and respond to issues such as rising sea...

Congress Returns for Busy Fall Agenda
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 14, 2009

  Lawmakers returned from the August recess this week to confront a busy fall agenda that includes the major issues of health care reform, energy and climate change, FY10 appropriations and extension...

September 26: A Day of Service and Celebration in Your National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service / National Park Foundation
Posted: September 11, 2009

  WASHINGTON, DC (September 2, 2009) – Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in making America’s Best Idea – the national parks – even better. On September 26, National Public...

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Hold First Public Night Tours September 24 and 25, 2009
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 10, 2009

  Special Evening Programs Including Sneak Preview of Ken Burns’s “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” Kick-off Nationwide Celebration of the National Parks New York, NY (September...

New Executive Director and Initiatives Spur Resurgence of Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Contributed by Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Posted: August 27, 2009

  Portland, OR – The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) has named Peggy Moretti as their new Executive Director and announced strategic initiatives aimed at protecting vulnerable historic resources...

Architectural Heritage Center Urgent Announcement: $3,321 More Dollars Needed by August 31 to Match Our $50,000 Challenge!
Contributed by Architectural Heritage Center
Posted: August 25, 2009

  We're so close! If you haven't already contributed (or want to give more!), you can still help push us over the top. Contributions made prior to August 31 will be matched, up to a total of $50,000....

Congress Adjourns for Summer Recess But Leaves Major Preservation Issues Unresolved Until Fall
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: August 7, 2009

  Congress adjourned for the August congressional recess and left major issues unresolved for when lawmakers return in September. Top priorities for both House and Senate will be finishing FY’10 appropriations...

Oregon Arts Commission Announces More Than $1 Million to Oregon Arts Groups
Contributed by Oregon Arts Commission
Posted: July 29, 2009

  The Oregon Arts Commission announces $1,087,000 in 99 grants to Oregon arts organizations. The total FY2010 awards are distributed through the Commission's Operating Support, Arts Services, and Arts...

Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Bill to Preserve and Protect Historic Lighthouses
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 24, 2009

  On July 22, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing to discuss a number of bills, including S. 715, the “National Lighthouse Stewardship Act...

Permanent Extension of Conservation and Preservation Easements Sought in House Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 21, 2009

  The National Trust joined a coalition of organizations that sent a letter to all 162 members of the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus members in the House in support of HR 1831, a bill introduced...

Historic Battlefields and Underground Railroad Sites Bills Get Hearing in Senate
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 17, 2009

  The Senate Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands held a hearing this week on a number of parks bills, including battlefield preservation bills (S. 1168/HR1694) and a bill preserving historic...

National Park Service Announces Battlefield Preservation Project Grants for 2009
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 22, 2009

  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Park Service announced the award of 33 grants totaling $1,360,000 to assist in the preservation and protection of America’s significant battlefield lands. This year’s...

New Historic Preservation Group Launched Online to Save Historic Houses from Demolition and Neglect
Contributed by Charles Mazurek
Posted: June 18, 2009

  Annapolis, June 19, 2009 - Among those who are most in need of innovative ideas are historic preservationists. Until now, every one of them watching their treasured neighborhood structures deteriorate...

New York City Council Approves Dock Street Development Near Brooklyn Bridge
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 18, 2009

  The National Trust sent out a national advocacy alert out on Monday requesting advocates contact New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ask them to reject the...

Ohio Historical Society Funding Threatened by Proposed Budget Cuts
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 18, 2009

  The National Trust has galvanized its membership and preservation advocates in Ohio asking them to contact their legislators in support of funding for the Ohio Historical Society (OHS). The Ohio Senate...

Preservationists Fight to Stop Demolition of Tiger Stadium
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 5, 2009

  For nearly 20 years, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium has been the focus of a local and nationwide effort to preserve an icon of baseball and a major national historic landmark. As one of the last remaining...

Ohio Senate May End Funding for Ohio Historical Society History and Education Initiatives
Contributed by Nicole Hayes
Posted: June 1, 2009

  On Friday, May 29 the Ohio Senate made big budget cuts that once again targeted the Ohio Historical Society. More than $700,000 was eliminated from the Society's budget that serves teachers, students,...

Miami Beach Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Art Deco District Designation on National Register of Historic Places
Contributed by Jose Lima, Miami Design Preservation League
Posted: May 26, 2009

  (MIAMI BEACH) -- -- Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) activists fought against all odds 30 years ago to save Miami Beach's Art Deco architecture from bulldozers and demolition, and few could...

Senators Seek Support for Historic Preservation Funding in FY’10 Appropriations Cycle
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 25, 2009

  Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter this week in support of the Administration's FY2010 spending request for Historic Preservation Fund...

Sign a Petition to Save Proctor's Theater
Contributed by Richard Herrick
Posted: May 18, 2009

  We would like to invite you to sign a petition to save Proctor's Theater in Troy from demolition. The theater was built in 1914 and remains the last existing grand movie palace in Troy. While...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - April 2009
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: May 18, 2009

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National Park Service News Release/Highway Money Means Even More Park Road Repairs
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 30, 2009

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service road repair projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will get a boost because Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration to spend...

America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2009
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 28, 2009

  At 10:00 am PDT on Tuesday April 28, 2009, National Trust President Richard Moe and Academy Award-winning actress, Diane Keaton announced the 2009 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places...

Developer Sought for Historic Building
Contributed by Sharon Russell
Posted: April 28, 2009

  News article by Rick Charmoli of the Cadillac News: http://www.cadillacnews.com/articles/2009/03/19/news/722065.txt

Battlefields Bill Gets Second Chance
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 26, 2009

  On Capitol Hill this week, a bill (HR 146) protecting historic battlefields of American Revolution and the War of 1812 that ultimately became the omnibus public lands legislation and the vehicle for...

Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites in Serious Jeopardy
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 26, 2009

  The National Trust is galvanizing its members and preservation advocates in Missouri and asking them to contact legislators in support of funding for state parks. Missouri is widely recognized as having...

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express are Giving Away $1 Million in Preservation Grants to Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 14, 2009

  Help give $1 million away! The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express are giving away $1 million in preservation grants to historic places. Following our successful...

Florida Main Street Program Threatened by Budget Cuts
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 9, 2009

  The Florida Main Street Program budget is seriously threatened as the legislature is considering the budget for the next fiscal year. The House budget committee’s proposal slashes Main Street...

Maryland Legislature Debates State Rehab Tax Credit Program Reauthorization
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 9, 2009

  The Maryland state legislature is debating bills (HB 309 and SB 258) to reauthorize the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit program, which sunsets in 2010. The National Trust...

Start a Conversation about "Places that Matter" with the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 9, 2009

  As a friend of the National Trust, I know you care deeply about saving the places where great moments from our history took place. But I’m guessing you care just as deeply, if not more, about...

2009 Portland, Oregon Historic Preservation Needs Assessment
Contributed by Architectural Heritage Center
Posted: March 30, 2009

  With generous support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, last fall we held a series of public meetings to get your opinions on the state of historic preservation in Portland, Oregon. The...

Saving The Susan Marr House: Virginia City Landmark to Benefit from Hands-on Conservation Workshop
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: March 26, 2009

 

Statement Regarding Budget Reductions at the Oregon Historical Society
Contributed by Oregon Historical Society
Posted: February 26, 2009

  Because of declining revenue projections for 2009, the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) Board of Trustees has directed management to reduce expenditures and lay off staff members to bring the budget...

Griffith Park Officially a Landmark
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: February 2, 2009

  From the Los Angeles Conservancy: On January 27, 2009, the City of Los Angeles' City Council unanimously voted in support of designating Griffith Park in its entirety as a Historic- Cultural...

House Passes Economic Stimulus Package Without GOP Support
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public
Posted: February 2, 2009

  The House passed an $816 billion economic stimulus package by a margin of 244-188 that did not include a single Republican member vote on January 28th. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R....

Celebrate the Bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln at America’s National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 27, 2009

  WASHINGTON – This year marks the Bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. He was born on February 12, 1809 in relative obscurity in central Kentucky. He is arguably the most important President...

Economic Stimulus Package Includes Incentives for Energy Efficiency Retrofits of Residential and Commercial Buildings
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 27, 2009

  House appropriators began the task of moving forward on an $825 billion economic stimulus package this week that includes major spending for energy efficiency initiatives that could benefit older and...

Important element of Butte, Montana's historic district threatened
Contributed by Richard Gibson
Posted: January 21, 2009

  A 1917 commercial building in the heart of the largest National Historic Landmark District (by contributing property count) in the nation, Butte, Montana, is in danger of demolition. On the corner of Park...

Save Our History Grant Applications Posted for 2009/2010
Contributed by Save Our History
Posted: January 21, 2009

  Applications are due June 5th, 2009. Please read the below listed requirements and criteria before downloading the instructions and application at

National Park Service, Families of Flight 93 and Svonavec, Inc. Reach Key Agreement on Crucial 274-Acre Heart of Flight 93 Permanent Memorial in Shanksville, PA
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 20, 2009

  Washington, D.C. -- The National Park Service, the Families of Flight 93 and Svonavec, Inc. today jointly announced that they have reached an agreement to allow timely development of the 274-acre heart...

Senator Dole Makes $150,000 Gift to Kansas Historical Society
Contributed by Kansas Historical Society
Posted: January 20, 2009

  TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced it has received a $150,000 gift from Senator Robert Dole. The gift will assist with the Historical Society’s programs including Fort Hays State Historic...

Texas Office of Partners for Sacred Places Dedicates 2009 funding and resources to assist congregations affected by Hurricane Ike in Galveston
Contributed by Partners for Sacred Places
Posted: January 12, 2009

  Partners for Sacred Places is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization devoted to helping congregations and their communities sustain and actively use older and historic sacred places....

Senate to Vote on Omnibus Lands Package with Save America's Treasures, Preserve America and Conservation System Authorization Bills
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 9, 2009

  The “Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009” (S. 22) was introduced in the Senate this week which includes the authorization bills for the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America (S....

110th Congress Adjourns But $850 Billion Stimulus Bill in the Works for Early January
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 6, 2009

  The 110th Congress will officially sine die adjourn on January 3rd after a stuttering lame duck session failed to pass either an auto industry bailout or even a limited stimulus package to address the...

National Trust Fights VA Proposal to Demolish Historic Mid-City Area and Charity Hospital in New Orleans
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 6, 2009

  In response to site selection announcements by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Louisiana State University (LSU) for their proposed new hospitals in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood,...

National Trust Joins Legal Effort to Save Nine-Mile Canyon in Utah
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 6, 2009

  The National Trust joined a coalition of environmental and preservation groups in a lawsuit on December 18th that will temporarily prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from issuing oil and gas...

Wal-Mart Superstore Threatens Wilderness Battlefield - National Trust for Historic Preservation Call to Action!
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 22, 2008

  Plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter within sight of one of the most significant Civil War battle sites in our nation have been submitted for approval in Orange County, Virginia. This 145,000-square...

The United States Frigate in the British Watermill
Contributed by Chris Dickon
Posted: December 19, 2008

  When the frigate USS Chesapeake was launched in 1799 in Portsmouth, Virginia it was expected that she would help to fight the pirates of the Mediterranean immediately, and to do whatever might...

National NAGPRA Program Releases Report on Culturally Affiliated Native American Human Remains Not Published In Notices
Contributed by Native American Grave Repatriation Act Program (NAGPRA)
Posted: December 18, 2008

  Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced the release of a new report by the Native American Grave Repatriation Act Program (NAGPRA) entitled “Culturally Affiliated Native...

Save America’s Treasures Grant Program Announces $10.52 Million in Awards
Contributed by National Park Service (Save America's Treasures)
Posted: December 17, 2008

  Innovative federal/private partnership funds the preservation and conservation of the U.S’s irreplaceable and endangered historic properties, sites, documents, artistic works and artifacts. WASHINGTON,...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - December 2008
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: December 11, 2008

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Two Major Landmark Buildings Undergoing Historic Restoration
Contributed by Lydia Kremer
Posted: December 8, 2008

  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HISTORIC RESTORATION FIRM AWARDED TWO LANDMARK PRESERVATION PROJECTS Spectra Company to Conduct Major Historic Restoration on Hoover Dam Exhibit Hall Auditorium...

School board in favor of replacing historic Riverdale Grade School
Contributed by Sam Bennett
Posted: December 2, 2008

  Despite objections from local architects, historic preservationists and community members, the

Endangered Marvels of Modernism Recognized on Cultural Landscape Foundation's 2008 Landslide List
Contributed by Melanie Macchio, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Posted: November 24, 2008

  The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Garden Design magazine, and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film Announce the 2008 ‘Landslide’ Designees: Marvels of Modernism. Modernist...

Neon Museum is Finalist for All-American Nevada Landmark
Contributed by Danielle Kelly, The Neon Museum
Posted: November 24, 2008

  The Neon Museum has been selected by Hampton Landmarks as one of three finalists for its choice as the All-American Nevada Landmark. But we need your help to win!!! The Neon Museum is the little...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - November 2008
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: November 24, 2008

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Brooks Memorial Fountain in Marshall, Michigan undergoing major restoration
Contributed by Jennifer Rupp
Posted: November 19, 2008

  The Brooks Memorial Fountain has been in operation for almost 80 years, and although there have been repairs and renovations, there comes a time when major restoration...

Show Me the Money - Federal Grant Opportunities Service Provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Contributed by Tony Martinez
Posted: November 14, 2008

  In early 2008, the Grants Office of the National Trust began posting preservation related federal grant opportunities in a blog called "Show Me the Money". We initially created the blog as...

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Grants Available
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 12, 2008

  Washington, DC - Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums are eligible for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants...

Louisiana lighthouse destroyed by Hurricane Katrina touches the public's heart, earns top spot in JELD-WEN Windows & Doors' restoration initiative
Contributed by JELD-WEN Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative
Posted: October 29, 2008

  With a story of devastating destruction followed by unwavering hope and hard work, New Canal Lighthouse in Louisiana captures the spirit of New Orleans' rebuilding efforts and has earned the top spot...

National Trust President Richard Moe to Discuss Why Historic Preservation Is the Ultimate in Recycling
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: October 29, 2008

  WHY RECYCLE BOTTLES BUT NOT BUILDINGS? Los Angeles Conservancy Welcomes National Trust President Richard Moe to Discuss Why Historic Preservation Is the Ultimate in Recycling. As part of its...

Historic Ladd Carriage in Portland, Oregon is Moved Back to its Original Site
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: October 27, 2008

  On Saturday October 25, 2008, the Historic Ladd Carriage House was moved back to its original site at SW Broadway and Columbia Ave in Portland, Oregon. It was moved in July 2007 to allow for an...

Survey of Public History Professionals - we need your help!
Contributed by Sarah Koeppel
Posted: October 15, 2008

  The NCPH is currently participating in a Survey of Public History Professionals (SPHP), with seven other historical organizations*, and asks for your help. The survey (which was prepared by staff...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - October 2008
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Posted: October 15, 2008

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Relight the Orpheum Marquee in Madison, Wisconsin
Contributed by Orpheum Lobby Restaurant & Theatre
Posted: October 14, 2008

  A fundraising effort to refurbish the Orpheum Theatre Marquee. The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is currently raising money to restore the Orpheum’s Marquee to its original 1927 grandeur....

Galveston County Museum Director Jodi-Wright Gidley Announces Losses Due to Hurricane Ike
Contributed by Galveston Historical Foundation
Posted: October 13, 2008

  Although the Galveston County Historical Museum did not come out completely unscathed from Hurricane Ike, the building proved to be a very safe place for historical artifacts and archives, according...

Historic Ladd Carriage House to Return Home on October 25, 2008
Contributed by Friends of Ladd Carriage House
Posted: October 13, 2008

  The Ladd Carriage House – all 350 tons of it – returns to its original site at SW Broadway @ Columbia and its Friends invite you to a ceremony to mark the event. The Friends of Ladd Carriage...

Help Protect Historic Griffith Park in Los Angeles - Support Nomination for Landmark Status
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: October 10, 2008

  The Los Angeles Conservancy needs your help in supporting the designation of Griffith Park as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM). Despite its unquestionable importance to Angelenos...

House Passes Financial Bailout Package with Expanded Rehab Tax Credits for Disaster Relief in Gulf States and Midwest
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 6, 2008

  The House leadership and the White House mounted a frantic campaign this week to assemble enough votes to pass a financial bailout of Wall Street after the first version of the bill was defeated in...

Neon Museum Announces Fall Tour Hours (Las Vegas, NV)
Contributed by The Neon Museum
Posted: October 6, 2008

  The Neon Museum is announcing new fall hours for tours of the Boneyard, which houses the Museum’s outdoor exhibit of rescued Las Vegas neon signs. Starting September 16 through December 23,...

Preservationists Mobilize to Support Disaster Assistance for Midwestern States in Continuing Resolution
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 29, 2008

  The House Rules Committee approved a draft continuing resolution (CR) on Tuesday that includes $22.9 billion in disaster relief and funding for the federal government through March 6th. The legislative...

Preservationists Oppose Cuts in Illinois State Budget for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 29, 2008

  Preservation advocates in Illinois have mobilized in response to a potentially devastating budget cut to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency that would impact the operation of several historic...

Safety Amendment to Amtrak Authorization Includes Section 106 Study
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 29, 2008

  A draft rail safety amendment to an Amtrak reauthorization bill (HR 2095) has been negotiated this week that includes the compromise study language that the National Trust helped develop regarding the...

Tax Extenders Package Includes Expanded Rehab Credits for Disaster Zone Areas
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 29, 2008

  The Senate passed the tax extenders package (HR 6049) on Tuesday by a 92-3 vote with our provisions for extending the federal rehab and New Market tax credits for another year in the Gulf states affected...

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) Sets up Temporary Headquarters at Preservation Texas in Austin
Contributed by Molly Dannenmaier, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Galveston Historical Foundation
Posted: September 19, 2008

  National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Emergency Recruitment of Volunteers to Help Assess Conditions of Galveston's Historic Infrastructure. Austin Texas-Galveston Historical Foundation...

Chicagoland Watch List Announced - 13 endangered historic sites range from a Frank Lloyd Wright house to quickly vanishing neon signs
Contributed by Justin Lyons, Landmarks Illinois
Posted: September 18, 2008

  Landmarks Illinois, the state’s leading voice for historic preservation, announced its 7th annual Chicagoland Watch List today, revealing the focus of the organization’s advocacy efforts in the Chicago...

Bardwell-Ferrant House
Contributed by Madeline Douglass
Posted: September 17, 2008

  The Bardwell-Ferrant house was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1883. In the 1890's the house was transformed with the addition of Moorish elements by Norwegian architect Carl Struck. ...

Archaeology & Cemetery Workshops at Drew University
Contributed by Patricia Laprey, Director of Continuing Education and Special Programs
Posted: September 16, 2008

  Don’t miss out on two exciting NEW workshops being offered this fall through Drew’s Historic Preservation program! ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS Saturday, October...

Department of Interior Designates B Reactor at Department of Energy's Hanford Site as a National Historic Landmark
Contributed by U.S. Department of the Interior
Posted: September 11, 2008

  WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Acting Deputy Secretary Jeffrey F. Kupfer today announced the designation of...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - September 2008
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Posted: September 11, 2008

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Help to limit flood and storm damage of family heirlooms
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 6, 2008

  Tropical storms and other flood events are often termed disasters because of injuries, fatalities and the destruction of homes and businesses. Part of the disaster is the loss of family heirlooms. “I...

UPDATE: Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 28, 2008

  Report Delivered to Congress: Cemetery Officials Commit to Repair, But Preservationists Must Remain Vigilant. I am pleased to report that last fall, thousands of you responded to our call to...

Resource Guide for Historic Preservation
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: August 26, 2008

  Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2008 Contact: Tim Cannan (503) 223-4939 Portland, Oregon - As part of a presentation given...

Federal Officials Change Course and Vow to Repair Monument at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 20, 2008

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation today commended Arlington National Cemetery, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Veterans Affairs for changing course and agreeing to conduct...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Hails Historic Landmark Designation for Boyd Theatre in Philadelphia
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 20, 2008

  Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation hailed the Philadelphia Historical Commission's unanimous decision to add Boyd Theatre to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, designating...

Save Our History National Grants for the 2008-2009 Grant Cycle Announced
Contributed by The History Channel
Posted: August 20, 2008

  HISTORY is proud to announce the winners of Save Our History National Grants for the 2008-2009 grant cycle. This year, HISTORY awarded grants of up to $10,000 to 11 history organizations across the...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - August 2008
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: August 19, 2008

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Disaster Assistance for Historic Properties Not Included in Tax Extenders Package in Senate
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 28, 2008

  Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) unveiled a tax extenders package (S. 3335) late Thursday that also includes a $68.9 million disaster-relief title and a one-year patch to the Alternative...

House-Passed Highway Bill Includes Historic Bridge Exception Provision
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 28, 2008

  On Thursday, July 24th, the House passed H.R. 3999, the “National Highway Bridge Construction Act of 2007” by a vote of 367-55. During floor consideration of the measure, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)...

Conservation System and Preserve America/Save America’s Treasures Authorization Bills Face Uncertainty in Senate
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 21, 2008

  An omnibus lands package (S. 3213) that contains both the Senate companion Preserve America (PA)/Save America’s Treasures (SAT) authorization (S. 2262) and the Conservation System permanence (S. 1139)...

Second Supplemental Appropriations Bill May Include Disaster Relief for Flood-Ravaged Historic Properties
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 21, 2008

  Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Robert Byrd (D-WV) is moving forward on a second economic stimulus package that may include both tax incentives and grants for rehabilitating flood-ravaged historic...

Committee Blow Up May Delay FY’09 Appropriations Cycle and Preservation Funding Decisions
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 30, 2008

  A major flare-up in full Appropriations Committee markup on Thursday between chairman David Obey (D-WI) and Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) over an energy amendment may have scuttled the appropriations process...

Free Resource Guide for Historic & Cultural Resource Preservation Available
Contributed by Tim Cannan, PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 30, 2008

  As part of a presentation that Tim Cannan, President of PreservationDirectory.com, gave at the Architectural Heritage Center's "Old House Fair", we are pleased to announce the availability of a free...

Midwest Flood Disaster Assistance May Be Included Second Supplemental Spending Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 30, 2008

  The National Trust and its preservation partners have being laying the groundwork for a possible disaster assistance package for the affected flood states in the Midwest — Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin,...

National Park Service Announces Battlefield Preservation Grants for 2008
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 30, 2008

  Today, the National Park Service announced the award of 32 grants totaling $1,367,144 to assist in the preservation and protection of America’s significant battlefield lands. With an increase in funding...

Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance and National Trust for Historic Preservation Make Tip Sheet Available to Iowans Affected by Flooding
Contributed by Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance
Posted: June 28, 2008

  The Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance, in coordination with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is distributing free copies of a one-page tip sheet for owners of older and historic buildings...

No Signs of Conflict at Boise's Historic Reserve Street Armory
Contributed by Brian Krier
Posted: June 25, 2008

  All the necessary elements of an urban land dispute have converged on one five-acre property in Boise, Idaho: a city under pressure to meet budget demands, developers eager to turn a profit in an emerging...

National Park Service Superintendents Summit to Meet in Utah
Contributed by The National Park Service
Posted: June 24, 2008

  The superintendents and senior leadership of the National Park Service will gather in Utah next month for a two-day meeting focused on the agency’s second century of service and the challenges it will...

Historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Gardens Seeking Volunteers for Masonry Restoration Project
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: June 23, 2008

  The landmark Bartow-Pell

House Hearing Emphasizes Transportation Bill Effects on Sustainability and Smart Growth Policies
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 23, 2008

  The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing on June 18th and that focused on the role of smart growth in combating global warming and greenhouse gas emissions....

Los Angeles Historic Districts Claim Victory in Court Case
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 23, 2008

  Last month, the preservation community in Los Angeles breathed a sigh of relief when a lawsuit filed by property rights advocates against the city to overturn Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning (HPOZ)...

Historic Districts Claim Major Victory in Court (Los Angeles, CA)
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: June 16, 2008

  The term “historic district” typically conjures images of tree-lined streets, charming homes, and friendly neighbors—not bitter court battles. Yet over the past few years, the Conservancy and other...

Amtrak Reauthorization Bill Includes Study of Rail Exemptions from Federal Preservation laws
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  On Wednesday, the House passed the Amtrak reauthorization bill (H.R. 6003) with an amendment directing a study to streamline federal historic preservation processes for federally-funded railroad projects....

House Appropriators Set Benchmark Funding for Historic Preservation Programs in FY’09
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  The House Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment marked up the FY’09 Interior Appropriations Bill (HR 2643) on Wednesday to set benchmark funding levels for the national preservation program....

New Technical Assistance and Grants to Encourage Community Centered Schools
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  The National Trust Center for State and Local Policy is offering a new grant and technical assistance to encourage community-centered schools. Concerned about the abandonment of older neighborhood schools...

Preserve America and Save America’s Treasures Authorization Bill Approved by House Natural Resources Committee
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  The House Natural Resources Committee marked up and approved with amendments a bill (H.R. 3981) authorizing the Preserve America (PA) and Save America’s Treasures (SAT) programs on June 11th. The three...

National Park Service Releases Report to Congress on Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites
Contributed by Tanya Gossett
Posted: June 12, 2008

  Most American’s have some knowledge about this Nation’s two wars for Independence, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The Revolutionary War, fought from 1775 to 1784, to gain American Independence...

California Voters Defeat Regulatory Takings Measure
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 9, 2008

  On June 3, California voters defeated Proposition 98, a measure cloaked as eminent domain reform, but would have wiped out regulations intended to protect California’s heritage and environment. Specifically,...

Federal Highway Administration Proposal Would Eliminate Historic Traffic Signals in Historic Districts
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 9, 2008

  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is proposing to eliminate the 8"- diameter traffic-signal indication in the United States by requiring a single "one-size-fits-all" traffic-signal lens size...

Arlington Heritage Alliance Announces 2008 List of Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by Kim O'Connell
Posted: June 5, 2008

  The small-scale character of Arlington County, Virginia—specifically its modest houses and shopping centers—is disappearing in the face of rapid development, according to the Arlington Heritage Alliance’s...

Seeking Information on 1930s-40s Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Store Fronts
Contributed by Jerry A. McCoy
Posted: June 5, 2008

  The Silver...

2008 Ten Most Endangered Sites in Illinois Announced
Contributed by Landmarks Illinois
Posted: June 4, 2008

  This year’s list of threatened sites, which was announced at an April 2nd press conference at the State Capitol in Springfield, represents a cross section of Illinois’ historic resources. Five of the...

The Park Inn Rehabilitation
Contributed by Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
Posted: June 4, 2008

  Mason City, Iowa, has the only remaining hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. On the divide between the Larkin Building and the Unity Temple in his Prairie period and Midway Gardens and the Imperial...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - June 2008
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Posted: June 4, 2008

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From the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Your help is needed to save the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Contributed by Dolores McDonagh, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 1, 2008

  On this traditional Memorial Day, I wanted to take a moment to update you on our work to protect the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery — a monument that symbolizes like...

National Trust For Historic Preservation Names 2008 List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 29, 2008

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that highlights important examples of the nation's architectural,...

New Enhanced Federal Property Disposal Bill Raises Concern Among Preservationists
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 29, 2008

  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed a bill (H.R.5787) on May 8th to make it easier for federal agencies to dispose of excess property. Passed by unanimous voice vote, H.R. 5787...

Twain Sites Open, Safe in Missouri
Contributed by The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
Posted: May 11, 2008

  Historic sites in Mark Twain's hometown are open and safe despite reports of some flooding. The Mississippi River was a few feet above flood stage, and some low-lying streets were flooded as...

National Trust Testifies in Support of Save America's Treasures and Preserve America Authorization in House
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 10, 2008

  National Trust Vice President for Public Policy, Emily Wadhams, testified before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of HR 3891, a bill authorizing two key...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Celebrates National Preservation Month in May 2008
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 9, 2008

  Theme of 2008 Preservation Month is “This Place Matters" - Preservationists from Across the Country Encouraged to Share Photos of Places that Matter to Them. In May, 2008, people across...

Centennial Initiative News Release/Secretary Kempthorne announces first round of National Park Centennial projects
Contributed by The National Park Service
Posted: May 5, 2008

  Secretary Kempthorne announces first round of National Park Centennial projects $50 million public-private partnership will improve national parks nationwide this year. Secretary of the Interior...

Urban renewal returns to St. Louis: vast tracts of the city's north side at severe risk
Contributed by Matthew Mourning
Posted: April 25, 2008

  It began as a conspiracy theory. It has since drifted closer and closer to painful reality. Suburban St. Louis developer Paul McKee Jr. began his clandestine purchases of hundreds of parcels in downtrodden...

One of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric rock art threatened!
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 20, 2008

  A massive proposed oil and gas development project would cause irreparable damage to Nine Mile Canyon in Utah, home to one of the most important and extensive collections of prehistoric rock art panels...

Edith Wharton's House in Foreclosure
Contributed by Stephanie Smith, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 18, 2008

  The age of innocence may be over for Edith Wharton's cherished 1902 home. The nonprofit that owns The Mount in Lennox, Mass., is facing foreclosure on the 42-room mansion where the author penned some...

Preserve America Grants in 25 States to be Announced On April 7, 2008 During Call-in Press Conference
Contributed by Preserve America Grant Program
Posted: April 5, 2008

  Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, along with Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chairman John L Nau III, will announce Preserve America grants in 25 states on a teleconference on...

Virginia City’s History in Your Hands at July Workshop
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: March 27, 2008

  The Susan Marr House is known as the worst-looking house in Virginia City, Montana, but it’s about to get some long-needed...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - March 2008
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: March 27, 2008

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2008 "Endangered Maryland" Sites Designated
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: March 26, 2008

  Preservation Maryland, a statewide non-profit organization, recently announced the state's 2008 Endangered Maryland sites. This annual program was launched in partnership with Maryland Life Magazine...

NPS Director Bomar Invites Comments on Proposed U.S. World Heritage Nominations
Contributed by Jonathon Putnam, National Park Service
Posted: March 26, 2008

  National Park Service Director Mary A. Bomar announced today that a pristine Pacific island chain and George Washington’s beloved home are this year’s proposed nominees for inclusion on the UNESCO World...

Civil War Preservation Trust Identifies Most Endangered Battlefields
Contributed by National Coalition for History
Posted: March 19, 2008

  The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) recently unveiled its annual report on the status of the nation’s historic battlegrounds. The report, entitled

Crown Motel Sign Receives Reprieve
Contributed by Atomic Age Alliance
Posted: March 15, 2008

  Recently, a deal was struck between Atomic Age Alliance – Portland, Reach CDC and Ramsey Signs, offering at least a year-long reprieve to the aging Crown Motel sign, a neon symbol of America’s 1950s...

Historic Buildings: The Arsenal
Contributed by Stephen McNair
Posted: March 14, 2008

  Historic Buildings: The Arsenal Stephen McNair / Architectural Historian New...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - February 2008
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: February 21, 2008

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2008 Ohio's Most Endangered - Call for Nominations
Contributed by
Posted: February 20, 2008

  Preservation Ohio, Ohio's statewide historic preservation organization, is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the 2008 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites. This list will...

Save Our History's 2008/2009 Grant Program Application Available (Due June 6th, 2008)
Contributed by Save Our History (The History Channel)
Posted: February 20, 2008

  Program Components: The History Channel will award a total of $100,000 in grants of up to $10,000 this year; Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 in project...

Endangered Chapel Hill Landmark
Contributed by Glenn Perkins
Posted: February 19, 2008

  Beautiful, spacious shingle home, built 1908 Impossibly scenic lot on a cozy corner...

President’s FY’09 Federal Budget Cuts Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 9, 2008

  President Bush delivered a three-trillion dollar federal budget to Congress outlining the nation’s budget for fiscal year 2009 that provided FY’06 enacted funding levels for both State Historic Preservation...

Maryland’s FY09 Budget Cuts Historic Tax Credit Program
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 4, 2008

  Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s recently released 2009 state budget contains a $10.3 million cut in the state’s highly successful Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. The Governor's...

National Park Service budget emphasizes park operations to prepare for NPS Centennial
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 4, 2008

  President Bush today proposed $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2009 for the National Park Service, including $2.13 billion for operation of the National Park System. This $160.9 million increase over the...

President Signs Defense Authorization Bill with Tomb Study Provision
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 4, 2008

  President Bush signed the FY08 National Defense Authorization Bill into law on January 28th which included an amendment preventing the replacement of the Monument pending a report to Congress about...

Helping Hands Needed at North Dakota’s Hutmacher Farmstead
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: January 28, 2008

  Heritage Conservation Network and Preservation North Dakota are looking for volunteers to help restore the Hutmacher Farmstead in Killdeer, North Dakota...

Revised Defense Authorization Bill Passes House and Senate with Tomb of the Unknowns Study Provision Intact
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  After the first measure was vetoed by the President, the House and Senate passed a revised version of the 2008 Defense Authorization bill (HR 4986) that includes a provision providing for a study to...

Rhode Island’s Rehab Credit Threatened
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  Rhode Island’s Coalition for Neighborhood Economic Renewal members are gearing up to protect the state’s 30% uncapped commercial rehabilitation tax credit. The Governor’s supplemental budget,...

Washington Family Legacy Preservation Effort in West Virginia
Contributed by Curt Mason
Posted: January 26, 2008

  Several individuals representing the National Park Trust, Friends of Happy Retreat (a Jefferson County, West Virginia, non-profit organization), and others have recently developed a proposal for a federal...

Crown Motel Sign Needs New Home
Contributed by Alyssa Starelli
Posted: January 24, 2008

  The Atomic Age Alliance - Portland's immediate goal is to rally interested businesses, groups, and community members to help save, relocate and restore the Crown Motel sign somewhere along "motel row."...

Apollo Theater Needs Money for Expansion, Renovation
Contributed by Margaret Foster, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 23, 2008

  The Harlem theater where Ella Fitzgerald got her start needs an infusion of millions to complete the final phase of its restoration and expansion. Yesterday the nonprofit Apollo Theater Foundation,...

National Park Service Solicits Additional Public Comments on Grant Program to Preserve Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 10, 2008

  Congress passed Public Law 109-441 in 2006, authorizing a grant program to preserve sites that confined Japanese Americans during World War II so “. .. that present and future generations may learn...

National Park Service implements plan to improve the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 31, 2007

  National Park Service (NPS) Director Mary A. Bomar recently announced the adoption of a plan designed to improve the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. The plan, entitled Making...

Emergency Reprieve for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Stalled in Congress
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: November 26, 2007

  A temporary reprieve for the endangered Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery may be delayed because of a disagreement between House-Senate conferees over a domestic provision...

Congress Passes Funding for Teaching American History Grants and IMLS
Contributed by National Coalition for History
Posted: November 10, 2007

  This week, Congress sent to the President, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill (H.R. 3043; H. Report 110-424). The conference agreement includes...

Fiske Set For Renovations
Contributed by Adam Holland
Posted: November 10, 2007

  The Fiske Cinema is now under the control of the West Carroll Parish Chamber of Commerce after being leased by HarBet Promotions since 1989 and ran as a gospel concert venue. The New Fiske Cinema...

National Archives Inspector General Criticizes Presidential Libraries Artifacts Preservation
Contributed by National Coalition for History
Posted: November 9, 2007

  This week, National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Inspector General (IG) issued an audit report critical of how Presidential Libraries are inventorying and preserving the over 500,000...

Trust for The National Mall Launches Historic Public/Private Partnership
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 9, 2007

  Interior Department, National Park Service and Trust leadership kick off unprecedented, multi-million dollar effort to restore and maintain national park. On Thursday, November 15th, U.S. Secretary...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - November 2007
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Posted: November 7, 2007

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Save America’s Treasures and Preserve America Authorization Bills Introduced in House and Senate
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: November 6, 2007

  Representative Brad Miller (D-NC) and Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) introduced first-time authorizations for the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America (PA) programs...

20th-Century Historic Resources At Risk, Arlington Heritage Alliance Report Says (Arlington, VA)
Contributed by Kim O'Connell
Posted: November 5, 2007

  Several examples of 20th-century architectural heritage are at risk, according to the Arlington Heritage Alliance’s 2007 list of the most endangered historic places in Arlington, Virginia. Modeled...

GSA Redevelopment Plan Threatens St. Elizabeths Historic Campus
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: November 5, 2007

  The General Services Administration (GSA) will present its plan for redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, D.C. for the construction of the Department of Homeland Security’s new headquarters...

First Lady Urges Passage of History Preservation Bills
Contributed by National Coalition for History
Posted: November 2, 2007

  At a Capitol Hill press conference this week, First Lady Laura Bush announced introduction of bipartisan legislation authorizing two complementary historic preservation grant programs–Preserve America...

Colorado Preservation closes on Hanger 61
Contributed by Brynn Friedlander
Posted: November 1, 2007

  Colorado Preservation Closes on Stapleton Icon Hangar 61 Rehab Work to Begin Immediately to Enable Commercial Use Denver, Colo. – One of the best examples of 1950s aviation architecture, Hangar...

Research, mortar and plaster Internships in Athens, NY
Contributed by Sarah Gonek
Posted: October 30, 2007

  The following internships are available at the Howard Hall Farm Restoration Project: All...

PBS's "History Detectives" looking for stories
Contributed by Carolyn Weiss
Posted: October 24, 2007

  History Detectives is a PBS series about the discovery, documentation and preservation of historic American artifacts. We are seeking story submissions...

Jerome County Commission Denies CAFO Application Near Minidoka National Monument in Idaho
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 15, 2007

  On October 9th Jerome County Commissioners in Idaho voted to deny the Big Sky Farms application to locate a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) near the Minidoka National Monument. The proposed...

National Parks Conservation Association Exposes Threats to Great Lakes Parks
Contributed by Lynn McClure, Midwest Regional Director
Posted: October 13, 2007

  New Report Details Effects of Pollution, Invasive Species on Six National Parks. CHICAGO, IL – The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today released a report that highlights threats...

Park Advocates and Local Residents Appeal Valley Forge Ordinance
Contributed by Cinda Waldbuesser, Pennsylvania Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
Posted: October 11, 2007

  Proposed Commercial Development Incompatible with Historic Character of Valley Forge. Philadelphia, PA— Lower Providence residents joined the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today...

GAO Criticizes Smithsonian Maintenance and Security Practices
Contributed by National Coalition for History
Posted: October 5, 2007

  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report critical of the Smithsonian Institution’s maintenance and security practices (read the report at

Akaka Amendment on Tomb of the Unknowns Study Proposed in Senate
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 2, 2007

  Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) proposed an amendment (SA 2995) to the Defense Authorization Bill (HR 1585) on September 20th calling for the Secretaries of the Army and Veterans Affairs to produce (no later...

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution (CR) But Preservation Spending Issues Unresolved
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 2, 2007

  Congress passed a continuing resolution (HJ Res. 2) this week that will fund the government at FY’07 levels through November 16th. The CR is virtually clean from extra spending with the exception...

National Trust Signs Coalition Letter to Encourage Conservation Easement Trust Fund
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 2, 2007

  On September 25, the National Trust signed a coalition letter that includes the Land Trust Alliance, Society for American Archaeology and the American Farmland Trust, among others, to the Senate...

Save Our History 2007/2008 Grant Awards Announced
Contributed by Save Our History
Posted: October 2, 2007

  The History Channel congratulates the winners of the 2007-2008 Grant Cycle for their exceptional project ideas. This year, The History Channel awarded $250,000 in grants of up to $10,000 to 27 organizations...

National Parks Conservation Association Says Global Warming Threatens National Parks in Chesapeake Bay Region
Contributed by Joy Oakes, Mid-Atlantic Senior Regional Director, National Parks Conservation Association
Posted: September 26, 2007

  “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today offers an important opportunity to bring attention to the increasing threat of global warming impacts on our national parks. As discussed...

Senate Passes Bill to Help Everglades Restoration
Contributed by John Adornato, National Parks Conservation Association Regional Director
Posted: September 24, 2007

  “Tonight, Congress demonstrated their commitment to Everglades restoration by passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)—a critical and welcomed step toward restoring the natural sheetflow of...

Everglades National Park Still Needs Help Despite Removal from Endangered List
Contributed by Sara Fain, Everglades Restoration Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
Posted: September 21, 2007

  “The removal of Everglades National Park from the World Heritage Site Endangered List seems to indicate that the historic River of Grass has been restored. Yet, as is underscored by the impacts of Florida’s...

Preservationists Protest Replacement Proposal for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 18, 2007

  Officials at Arlington National Cemetery plan to replace the original Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a new replica solely because of repairable cosmetic imperfections. This 1932 monument is nationally...

Help Save the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 13, 2007

  It's hard to believe, but officials at Arlington National Cemetery plan to replace the original Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a new replica solely because of repairable cosmetic imperfections. ...

Draft National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Digitizing Plan Available for Public Comment
Contributed by National Archives and Records Administration
Posted: September 10, 2007

  The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is seeking public comment on its draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2007-2016. This draft plan outlines our planned...

Despite Public Concerns, Board of Supervisors Approves Ordinance to Allow Incompatible Development at Valley Forge National Historical Park
Contributed by Cinda Waldbuesser, Pennsylvania Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
Posted: September 9, 2007

  Philadelphia, PA – Despite months of controversy over a proposed ordinance to allow inappropriate commercial development at Valley Forge National Historical Park, the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors...

Historic Theater Renovation Planned (Granada Theater, The Dalles, Oregon)
Contributed by Associated Press
Posted: September 9, 2007

  One of the first movie theaters west of the Mississippi River to show talking pictures has been silenced for almost five years. But the historic Granada Theater in The Dalles, Oregon, which dates...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Announces Expanded Eligibility for 2008 Preserve America Presidential Awards
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: September 7, 2007

  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is accepting nominations through November 1, 2007, for the 2008 Preserve America Presidential Awards that are now open to all exemplary historic...

Citizens Group Wins Seven-Year Struggle to Protect Plainfield Historic District
Contributed by Dottie Gutenkauf
Posted: August 30, 2007

  Members of Plainfield’s Van Wyck Brooks Historic District are celebrating their victory in a zoning case with broad implications for historic preservation in New Jersey. The win came on Thursday,...

How the Belleview Biltmore Hotel in Belleair/Clearwater, Florida was Saved from Demolition
Contributed by Diane Hein
Posted: August 30, 2007

  Steps in saving the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Belleair/Clearwater, Florida August 30, 2007 There were many factors contributing to the saving of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel...

Planning Proceeds with the Fire Control Tower No. 23 Restoration
Contributed by Margo Harvey
Posted: August 30, 2007

  On Tuesday, Aug. 7, a major step forward was taken in the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts’ (MAC) restoration efforts for Fire Control Tower No. 23 near Sunset Beach in Lower Township. An access...

Inside the Missouri State Penitentiary
Contributed by Wayne Senville
Posted: August 23, 2007

  During this June and July, Wayne Senville, editor of the Planning Commissioners Journal, spent six weeks traveling across the U.S. on Route 50. One of his stops was in Jefferson City, Missouri, and...

National Parks Conservation Association Urges Denial of Proposed Development Near Valley Forge
Contributed by Cinda Waldbuesser, Pennsylvania Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
Posted: August 23, 2007

  Despite Public Concern, Planning Commission Recommends Passage of Commercial Development Proposal at Valley Forge National Historical Park Last night, after hearing extensive public comment...

Preservationists Mark One Year Anniversary Of Harpers Ferry Desecration
Contributed by Erin St. John, National Parks Conservation Association
Posted: August 18, 2007

  Torches illuminate the extent of developers’ unauthorized digging and pipe laying across preserved hallowed ground at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Harpers Ferry,...

12th Annual List of Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties Announced
Contributed by Roxanne Eflin, Executive Director
Posted: August 9, 2007

  Portland, Maine. Maine Preservation announced its 12th annual list of Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties at a press conference at the 1914 Bates Mill #5 Weave Shed in...

Reprieve for Camden Sears Building?
Contributed by Ron Emrich, Executive Director
Posted: July 19, 2007

  Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), the statewide, grassroots historic preservation advocacy and education organization, today congratulated the New Jersey Historic Sites Council (HSC) for its vote yesterday...

$20,000 donation for Dumas Brothel Repairs (Butte, MT)
Contributed by Richard I Gibson
Posted: July 13, 2007

  PRESS RELEASE: July 13, 2007 Curt Buttons makes major donation for Dumas preservation

Shiloh Mansion/America's Most Forgotten Castle
Contributed by Christopher Siriano
Posted: June 30, 2007

  I just read the most recent letter from preservationdirectory.com and am saddened that I just finally had the time to open the message. Sitting on the east side of Benton Harbor, Michigan is one...

Radar Dish at Round Hill
Contributed by Barbara Bedell
Posted: June 29, 2007

  The new owners of the 11 acres at the tip of Round Hill intend to tear down the radar dome. This historic structure is the best navigational aid on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and our harbor...

Pitch in for Preservation: Volunteers Needed to Help Restore Victorian Parsonage
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: June 28, 2007

  Join members of the Kornthal Union County Memorial in saving the beautiful Queen Anne-style Kornthal Parsonage,...

Historic preservation and cultural resources blog has launched
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 26, 2007

  We are thrilled to announce that the newest feature on PreservationDirectory.com - the "Preservation Blog" - has officially launched. The Preservation Blog serves as a collection of "mini-blogs"...

Historic Lime Plaster Workshop
Contributed by Sarah
Posted: June 22, 2007

  Historic Lime Plaster: A Forensic Investigation and Resolution of the Travesties of Time Athens, NY (in the Hudson River Valley) THE NEW DATES ARE IN! THE LIME PLASTER WORKSHOP...

Preserve America Communities Now Number 500
Contributed by Shayla Shrieves, Preserve America
Posted: June 21, 2007

  Washington, D.C.— Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and honorary chair of Preserve America, announced 500 Preserve America communities have been designated since the...

Preservation Maryland Accepting Nominations for the 2008 Endangered Maryland List
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 20, 2007

  Preservation Maryland is accepting nominations for the 2008 Endangered Maryland list. Endangered Maryland is designed to create awareness of some of the state's most threatened historical...

Preservation Ohio Announces the 2007 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: June 20, 2007

  Since 1994, Preservation Ohio has been the custodian of this important listing of Ohio's historic resources. The list is issued annually by Ohio's statewide preservation organization in an effort to...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Celebrates 20th Listing of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 18, 2007

  A Call to Arms Transforming the Face of the Preservation Movement Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2007) - Since 1988, the National Trust for Historic...

Stewart's Point Rancheria Selected as One of America's Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by D. Bambi Kraus, President
Posted: June 14, 2007

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Historic and Sacred Sites of the Stewart’s Point Rancheria in northern California to its 2007 List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic...

Funding Sources and Tax Incentives Available for Preservation Projects
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 7, 2007

  We receive many requests for information on available funding sources and tax incentives available for restoration and other preservation projects. Our first response is to start with your State...

World Monuments Fund Announces 2008 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites
Contributed by Holly Evarts, Director of Public Relations
Posted: June 6, 2007

  New York, NY, June 6, 2007 - The 2008 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites was announced today by Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), the...

Maryland Historical Trust Awards Preservation Project Award
Contributed by Maryland Historical Trust
Posted: April 16, 2007

  The rehabilitation of the MacGillivaray’s Building in downtown Baltimore has won the 2007 Preservation Project Award from the Maryland Historical Trust. The building was saved from demolition by a group...

National Trust Urges Preservation of Cedar Creek Battlefield
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 13, 2007

  Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2007) – Today, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) announced its 2007 list of the most endangered Civil War battlefields, and one of the sites on CWPT's...

Kentucky's Bluegrass Region Vanishing?
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: February 7, 2007

  Louisville, Ky. (February 7, 2007) - Is Kentucky's Bluegrass vanishing? The Vanishing Bluegrass exhibit opening at the Kentucky Derby Museum on April 22, 2007 and running through December...
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