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    Advocacy Week 2016 will be held March 8-10th! Register today for the best rates! Check out our Advocacy Week page for more information.


  • 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

NPS Celebrates 100 Years; Pres Obama Designates New National Monument in Maine’s North Woods and Expands Monument Off Coast of Hawaii; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 32, August 26, 2016 → The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years Thursday, August 25th marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). On August 25th in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation into law that officially created the NPS. The newly created NPS was …

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NPS Accepting Applications for New Civil Rights Grants; GAO Releases Report on Cultural Property Protection; Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 31, August 19, 2016 → National Park Service Accepting Applications for New Civil Rights Grants The National Park Service (NPS) announced this week that they are accepting applications for new grants to preserve the sites and stories of African American’s struggle for equal rights in the 20th century. …

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Check Out Recently Updated Historic Tax Credit Data Prepared by State; Philadelphia Implementing Disaster Plan for Historic Buildings; National News and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 30, August 12, 2016 → National Trust Releases Updated Historic Tax Credit Data Prepared by State Our partners at the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) recently released updated federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) economic data, maps, and project lists, prepared by state. The updated data shows federal HTC …

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Keep Up the Advocacy During the Summer Recess; Georgia House Forms New Preservation Committee; P50 Launches Historic Preservation Photo Contest; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 29, August 05, 2016 → Keep Up the Advocacy During the Summer Recess Congress will be on recess until September 5th. Be sure to get your request in for an in-district meeting or site-visit! With a limited legislative calendar it is critical that lawmakers hear from preservationists during the …

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21 New Word Heritage Sites Named, Frank Lloyd Wright Submission Left Out; Celebrate NPS Centennial This August; Register for National Preservation Conference; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 28, July 29, 2016 → 21 New World Heritage Sites Named, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Doesn’t Make the Cut The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention came to an early close last weekend in Istanbul, Turkey. Organizers decided to conclude early, after last week’s …

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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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