Ask President Obama to Take Historic Action for Fort Monroe

Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 3 Comments
Aerial view of Fort Monroe (Photo: Fort Monroe Authority)

Aerial view of Fort Monroe (Photo: Fort Monroe Authority)

Take action to help designate Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, as a National Monument within the National Park System.

Fort Monroe is one of the least known but most important historic places in America. The Director of the National Park Service called Fort Monroe “a resource of exceptional historic interest that bookends the beginning and end of slavery in the United States.” National Monument designation is critical to the future of Fort Monroe

President Obama can use his authority through the Antiquities Act to designate Fort Monroe as a National Monument, but he must hear from us.

Ask President Obama to take historic action by adding your name to the National Trust’s open letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior and, if you wish, add your own personal note.

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3 Responses

  1. Edward Burton

    July 13, 2011

    Ft. Monroe is a national treasure. Let’s save it for future Americans.

  2. Steven W Lindsey

    July 13, 2011

    Asking President Obama to do something for historic preservation or the environment would be like talking to a fence post. Even Bush II did more. But a hotly contested election year is coming up, so maybe, just maybe…

    —SWL

  3. Help Designate Fort Monroe as a National Monument | Preservation Delaware

    July 19, 2011

    […] Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, is one of the least known but most important historic places in America. The Director of the National Park Service called Fort Monroe “a resource of exceptional historic interest that bookends the beginning and end of slavery in the United States.” National Monument designation is critical to the future of Fort Monroe.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation has asked us all to support making Fort Monroe a National Monument within the National Park System. […]