The Historic Preservation Caucus brings together members of Congress who understand the value of America’s historic places as definers of our national character. Its members support and encourage the preservation and thoughtful economic development in their states, districts, and Indian reservations as a matter of national policy.
The caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Michael Turner (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).

Members of the Historic Preservation Caucus

The growth of the Historic Preservation Caucus is an excellent opportunity for grassroots advocates. These members of Congress have stepped up to say they support us. Let’s work with them locally to share our good work. Cultivate these relationships by inviting them to events and meeting with their district staff.

Who to Talk to

Every member of the House of Representatives.

What to Request

Ask them to become members of the Historic Preservation Caucus. They can join by calling Vince Erfe in Rep. Michael Turner’s (R-OH) office at 202-225-6465 or David Skillman in Rep. Blumenaur’s office at 202-225-4811.

Talking Points

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The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus brings together Members of Congress who understand the under-appreciated potential of America’s historic places. They know that the value of these places is not solely in what they teach us about our history. It is also in what they promise for our future. Heritage tourism, the commercial revitalization of forgotten downtowns, the economically viable rehabilitation and re-use of historic properties as housing stock are only a few of the ways that history is coming alive in communities across the country.

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Members of the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus join together to support and encourage the preservation and thoughtful development of historic places in their districts, states, and as a matter of national policy. The Caucus will serve as a clearinghouse for Members seeking information and sharing ideas and supporting legislative and budget matters as they pertain to national, state, and local issues and opportunities in historic preservation.