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  • Preservation 50 Officially Launches



    Preservation Action joined national partners at the official launch of Preservation50, the year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Lean more about P50!


  • Party for Preservation



    Thank you for making our "Party for Preservation: Craft Beer at the Brewmaster's Castle" a huge success! And a special thank you to all of our event sponsors


  • PA Annual Member Meeting



    Preservation Action held their annual member meeting during the National Preservation Conference and met with leaders of several statewide preservation organizations. Lean more about PA's new leadership!

Most Recent Legislative Updates

Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk; Celebrate Preservation Month; Bill Threatening Historic Districts in Michigan Suspended; Alabama HTC Set to Expire; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 16, April 29, 2016 → Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk This week the House passed the final amended version of H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. The Senate agreed to the bill by unanimous consent 2 weeks ago. H.R 1493 has …

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Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Maritime Heritage; Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week; HTC Renewal Passes in MD

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 15, April 22, 2016 → Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate! This week the Senate passed the long delayed Energy Policy Modernization Act ,S. 2012. Included in that bill was the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed 85-12 and was supported by the Democratic …

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Senate Passes Bill to Ban Import of Syrian Antiquities; President Obama Designates Sewall-Belmont House as National Monument; NTHP Accepting Nominations to 11 Most Endangered List; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 14, April 15, 2016 → Senate Passes Legislation to Ban Import of Syrian Art and Antiquities This week the Senate unanimously passed H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, which is aimed at discouraging the looting and trafficking of art and antiquities from Syria done …

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Energy Reform Bill Stalled in Senate; National Monuments Boost Local Economies; National Park Week; Alabama House Passes HTC Bill; Advocacy Week Recap

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 13, April 08, 2016 → Energy Policy Reform Bill Stalls in Senate Negotiations have stalled on the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed committee and was brought to the Senate floor in February, despite …

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National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House; Celebrate National Park Week; Alabama HTC Bill Advances; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 12, April 01, 2016 → National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House The House Natural Resources Committee held a mark up hearing on 14 bills including H.R 4680, The National Park Service Centennial Act. The legislation introduced by Committee Chairman, Rob Bishop (R-UT) is designed to prepare …

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Preservation Stories

Preservation Stories: Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project

Completed Kingman train station. Photo courtesy of the City of Kingman.

Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project Approximately one-third of all Amtrak-served stations are listed on the National Register, and many are also included on state and/or local registers. The depot is one of the most visible reminders of America’s extensive railroad heritage and represents a variety of architectural styles. Train stations can ignite economic development, spur tourism and historic preservation efforts, figure into public …

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Preservation Stories: Mill No. 1, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore's Restored Mill No. 1. Image courtesy Terra Nova Ventures, LLC.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation’s Best: The Warehouse Lofts, Macon, GA

Bryan Nichols, developer of the Warehouse Lofts accepting his Preservation's Best award.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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