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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Pauli Murray House Receives Generous Donation From Iron Mountain Inc.

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The partnership includes a generous contribution from Iron Mountain that will help preserve the house's foundation and fund brick-and-mortar restoration work. Once work is completed, the Pauli Murray Center will use the space to honor Pauli Murray's legacy and create social justice programming for students and the community.

Plunge Into the Past With These Five Historic Swimming Pools

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've arranged a tour of five more historic pools to help you escape the sweltering summer heat. Dip your toes into these refreshingly cool swimming spots from around the country.

This Eid al-Fitr, Explore Five Historic Mosques Nationwide

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In honor of this religious holiday, we pay homage to five historic mosques from around the country.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Saving the Site of MLK's 'War Room'

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.25.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The city of Birmingham, which owns the building, appears to finally be on a path of restoration. To do so they've partnered with the National Trust for a two-year plan to improve the site.

New Frontier for Energy Efficiency Emerges in Small Buildings

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Jim Lindberg, Senior Director, Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation Small business owners work hard to keep the lights...

U.S. Open Fans: Check Out America's Only Four National Historic Landmark Golf Courses

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of the many historic venues that have hosted the U.S. Open over the years, only four have transcended the game of golf and established themselves as icons of American history as National Historic Landmarks. Find out which courses have made the cut.

6 Historic Pools Where You Can Beat the Heat

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've assembled a photo tour of six standout pools, three of them designed by Julia Morgan.

Don't Put Power Lines Across the Historic James River

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Despite the fact that it would destroy the public's enjoyment of a beautiful stretch of river, ruin the historic context of irreplaceable historic assets like Jamestown and Colonial Parkway, and mar a landscape that's been largely unchanged for thousands of years, Dominion Virginia Power still wants to construct high-voltage transmission lines across the James River.

Author Jamie Ford on the Real Place That Inspired Bestseller 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet'

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
National Trust for Historic Preservation

"A silent character." That's how Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, describes the Panama Hotel, the titular National Treasure that grounds his bestselling novel. But the Panama is far from silent.

Modern Ruin: Filmmaker Matthew Silva on the New York State Pavilion

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

His tireless efforts behind the camera, on social media, and at the site itself have not only helped get more people talking about the Pavilion, but it's brought them together as well, focusing their energy on reinvention for an inventive space.

How Harmony and Health Are Making Louisville Healthier

Keith Runyon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Keith Runyon

Just over a month ago, Louisville, Kentucky was host to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who came to this city, in part, to help launc...

Five Historic Sites with Fresh Perspectives on Interpreting Slavery and Freedom

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Using different approaches, all of the five sites work to spark a dialogue that will lead to understanding and reconciliation.

See Who Won the Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament 2015

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Corner Club in Moscow, Idaho is the first-ever champion of The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament. Last call is over and it's finally closing ti...

See Who's in the Final Four of Historic Bars

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Our Final Four are colorful and crazy, wild and welcoming -- everything a great bar should be.

It's All Aboard at These Train Depots-Turned-Restaurants

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've rounded up three more transformed train depots that are sure to supply the tasty ticket for your taste buds.

See Who's in the Sweet 16 of Historic Bars

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The only guarantee in the first round of a national championship tournament is that there's going to be some drama.

10 (More) Love Letters to Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We had so many heart bombs shared with us this year that we couldn't fit them all into one post. So we're extending the love with another affectionate round-up! Thanks to everyone around the country who showed up to shower love on historic places near and dear to their hearts.

9 Love Letters to Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Now we'd like to share some of these heartwarming heart bombs with all of you. Check out these love letters from coast to coast.

The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament Tip-Off!

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From Cinderella stories to buzzer beaters, the NCAA basketball tournament ensures March is a month where history is made. But this year, history and the Big Dance mix to form an even more intoxicating brew: "The Big Tap" Historic Bars Tournament.

10 Iconic Movie Sets Starring ... The Antiquities Act

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From Star Wars to Titanic, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, some of our most beloved movies were filmed in landscapes and historic sites protected by the Antiquities Act.

This February, Heart Bomb the Historic Place You Love Most

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

At its heart, preservation is about love -- love for buildings, love for places, love for history, love for community, and love for the people who rally together to protect all these important things.

Historic Places as Sites of Conscience: Shockoe Bottom's Potential to Change Society

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.22.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In Richmond, a new alliance of social justice activists and historic preservationists has formed to protect Shockoe Bottom against incompatible development. Leadership of the alliance includes Preservation Virginia; Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality; and a working group of preservationists from nearby Church Hill.

How We Can Achieve a More Inclusive History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This long weekend, as we reflect on his life and legacy, we also renew our dedication to a cause Dr. King held dear: ensuring the story we tell ourselves as a nation is an inclusive one, which does justice to all our communities and captures the full spectrum of the American past.

A Letter from Lupita: Why Shockoe Bottom Deserves - and Demands - Protection

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

How do you treat the land on which men, women and children were bought, sold, and tortured? By building a major league ballpark upon it, which is exactly what Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones is proposing in his "Revitalize RVA" plan.

The Houses of Louis Kahn: Where Are They Now?

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of these nine, all are still standing today, some still owned by the original families. We wanted to get the lowdown on each of these houses, so we did some digging. We hope our findings are as interesting to you as they were to us.