You might know that May is National Preservation Month, designed to encourage community residents to go out and visit the historic sites that make their neighborhoods meaningful places to live.
But did you also know that May is National Trust Membership Month? We launched Membership Month as a way to celebrate the importance of our members and the difference their support makes in helping to save the very places we are shining a spotlight on during National Preservation Month. And this year, our goal is to welcome 150 new members to our organization by May 31.
Whether a local preservationist or preservation professional, National Trust members play a vital role in protecting our country’s heritage. Member support enables us to preserve sacred landscapes, Modernist masterpieces, and beloved communities; fight to protect important preservation legislation that benefits our local economies; and empower individuals to take a stand for the places that matter to them.
Plus, in addition to having such a powerful impact on our work, membership comes with a host of great benefits, such as:
- An annual subscription to our award-winning magazine, Preservation
- Discounts on hundreds of historic places across the country and overseas
- Up to 50% off the best available rate at Historic Hotels of America nationwide
We’re less than two weeks away from our deadline of May 31, and we’re halfway to our goal of welcoming 150 new members to the National Trust. We know we can make it.
If you’re not a member already, we hope you’ll consider becoming one in May. Membership starts at just $20, and joining today means you’ll not only help us reach our goal, but you’ll join thousands of passionate people who care about saving the treasured historic places that tell our stories and honor our heritage.
Every member is important to us, and we are very grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us save places!
Already a National Trust member? You can still help! Make a special donation or renew your membership today.
Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.