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National Trust for Historic Preservation

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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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.

Cincinnati's Union Terminal Now Saved for Future Generations

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Since it opened in 1933, Union Terminal has served as both a cultural hub for the city of Cincinnati and one of the most iconic Art Deco structures in the nation. Now, thanks to local citizens who voted "yes" on Issue 8, it will continue to fill both roles for generations to come.

Want a Chance to Go Inside Villa Lewaro? Start With a Pledge

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

As the National Trust and the Doley family look ahead to potential new uses for the home, we would also like to extend an offer to supporters of the project -- supporters like you -- to join us for a possible visit.

9 Iconic Movie Sets, Starring ...The Antiquities Act

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Denise Ryan, Director of Public Lands Policy An R2-D2 figure visits Death Valley National Park (also known as the planet Tatooine in "Sta...

Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
Rhonesha Byng

Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding and Saving World War I Memorials

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Hawaii
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Mark Levitch, Art Historian and Founder, World War I Memorial Inventory Project Architect John LeRoy Marshall designed the Rosedale World...

The Woman Behind the Memphis Sound

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Sophia Dembling Siblings Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton defied cultural norms in the Jim Crow era to found Stax Records, one of the most i...

Saving Lincoln Center: An El Paso Community's Effort to Protect its Heritage

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Cassie Keener The Lincoln Center in El Paso, Texas In a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood, the Lincoln Center has been a gathe...

On the 'A' w/Souleo: The Politics of Preserving African-American Historic Sites

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

A discount furniture store now occupies the space where boxing legend, Joe Frazier trained in Philadelphia. The home of America's first female self-made millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker is left vulnerable to potential destruction without proper legal protection.

The World's Fair Site That Broke All the Rules -- And Lived to Tell the Tale

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Three teenagers stand on the Tent of Tomorrow's steel mezzanine platform. World's Fair sites were rarely built to last. Just a han...