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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

President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument; Historic Preservation Leaders Honored by Interior Sec. Jewell; President Obama Marks NPS Centennial With Visits to National Parks; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 24, June 24, 2016 → President Obama Designates Stonewall Inn as First National Monument Dedicated to LGBT History Today, President Obama announced the designation of the Stonewall Inn and surrounding area in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City as a National Monument. This designation makes the …

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Interior Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate; New Jersey Gov. Veto’s Preserve NJ Act; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 23, June 17, 2016 → Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Released, Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee This week the Senate Appropriations Committee released their FY17 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (S. 3068). The bill passed the full Appropriations committee 16-14 largely along party-lines. The interior appropriations bill includes …

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President Obama to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS; Celebrate LGBTQ Heritage This June; Vote for Your Favorite NPS Historic Site; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 22, June 10, 2016 → President Obama to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS With Visits to 2 National Parks Next Week The White House announced this week that President Obama and the first family will visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Yosemite National Park next week in …

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House Enters Conference Committee on Energy Reform Legislation; Appropriations Update; Encourage Commemorative Resolutions Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NHPA; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 21, June 03, 2016 → House Votes to Join Energy Reform Conference Committee- House Republican Committee Members Announced Late last week the House voted to enter into conference committee on energy reform. The Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI), appointed Republican lawmakers to serve on the conference …

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House Committee Releases FY17 Interior Appropriatons Bill; Military LAND Act Not Included in Senate NDAA; Vote on Your Favorite NPS Historic Site; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 20, May 27, 2016 → House Appropriations Committee Releases FY17 Interior Appropriations Bill, Includes Increases for HPF This week the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee released the subcommittee draft of the FY17 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. The bill includes funding levels for the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The committee …

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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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