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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

Struggle over CR Continues in Congress as Shutdown Threat Looms; New Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders in Preservation; Celebrate National Public Lands Day; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 36, September 23, 2016 → Struggle Over Passing Continuing Resolution Continues as Shutdown Threat Looms Democrats and Republicans have still yet to come together on passing a continuing resolution (C.R), which is needed to avert a government shutdown on October 1st. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled …

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Congress Moves Closer to Passing CR; US House Passes HBCU Preservation Program Reauthorization; Pres Obama Designates First Marine National Monument in Atlantic Ocean; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 35, September 16, 2016 → Congress Moves Closer to Passing a Continuing Resolution, Funding the Government Into December This week Congress inched closer to passing a short-term funding bill, called a continuing resolution (CR), which would fund the federal government into December. Lawmakers need to pass a CR …

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NPS Announces Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement in WWII; State Lawmakers in VA Considering Changes to HTC Program; Register for National Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 34, September 09, 2016 → NPS Announces $3 Million in Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement During WWII The National Park Service (NPS) announced $3 million in grants are now available to preserve the history of Japanese-American confinement during World War II. These grants help support the …

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Congress Returns Next Week; Petition Urging Pres Obama to Create Civil Rights National Park; Take Action to Protect Grand Canyon; Register for National Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 33, September 02, 2016 → Congress Returns From Summer Recess Next Week Congress will return from the summer recess next week. Top on their agenda upon arrival is keeping the government open past September 30th. So far the House of Representatives have passed 4 of the 12 required …

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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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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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