If you haven’t heard the news yet, those of us at National Trust for Historic Preservation headquarters here in Washington, D.C., will move into new digs in the historic Watergate complex on December 9.... Read More →
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for our 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places -- and we need your help. Over the past 26 years, the National Trust’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has been instrumental in helping to sound the alarm, and help save, hundreds of America’s most important, threatened places.
National Trust staffer Priya Chhaya said it beautifully last week: This year, we at the National Trust are thankful for the people of preservation.
As you just saw in the video above, your support has enabled us to accomplish great things this past year. From Los Angeles’ Terminal Island to Charleston’s historic waterfront, we have made a tangible difference across the country for the places we love.
We're also thankful for an unprecedented $10 million challenge grant from longtime preservationist Robert W. Wilson. As one of the largest gifts ever made to the National Trust, this extraordinary leadership contribution will have an enormous impact on the ground to save the inspiring sites that tell America’s story.
In the coming weeks we'll talk more about our vision for 2014, but we didn't want to let this day of gratitude pass without acknowledging your crucial role in saving places. Please accept our deepest thanks, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Written by Kate Schminky, Public Affairs Intern
The current state of the McCoy Fort. A significant chimney foundation is visible on the west side (bottom), while a lesser defined chimney foundation can be seen on the opposite end. The structure, at 28' x 26', was two stories of nine logs each.
Historians were in for a pleasant surprise in 2003 when a local history teacher directed archeologists Kim and Stephen McBride to a barn in West Virginia’s Greenbrier County. McCoy family tradition always suggested that the family’s original homestead was located in the county’s Sinking Valley, but an official discovery had yet to be made -- and no one thought it would involve so many sheep.... Read More →
Written by Amy Cole and Jenny Buddenborg, Denver Field Office
There are 150 historic hospital campuses operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs today, but many are threatened with closure, replacement with a “shiny, new” facility, or demolition of signature historic buildings. A new report from the National Trust offers recommendations for saving these campuses and buildings, and today’s toolkit boils it down to tips and examples you can use in your community.... Read More →