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Preservation Action We make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of government through an empowered grassroots constituency. Preservation Action is a 501c4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation.

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Only three days left to contribute to Preservation Action's year end appeal! Your generous support during this season of...
12/28/2021

Only three days left to contribute to Preservation Action's year end appeal! Your generous support during this season of giving helps sustain our critical advocacy efforts in support of historic preservation. Make a donation today! https://preservationaction.org/appeal/

Only three days left to contribute to Preservation Action's year end appeal! Your generous support during this season of giving helps sustain our critical advocacy efforts in support of historic preservation. Make a donation today! https://preservationaction.org/appeal/

A new report highlights the continued economic impact of the #HistoricTaxCredit. According to the report, the HTC contri...
12/27/2021
Federal historic preservation tax incentives generated $7 billion in GDP and 122,000 jobs in 2020 - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

A new report highlights the continued economic impact of the #HistoricTaxCredit. According to the report, the HTC contributed more than $13.8 billion in economic output, generated 122,000 jobs, and added $7 billion in GDP in 2020. Learn more! https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/htc-economic-report-2020.htm

WASHINGTON - According to the Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Policy Research, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program contributed more than $13.8 billion in output in terms of goods and services to the U.S. economy, generated approximately 122,000 jobs, and added an overall...

Great OpEd from Rep. Paul D. Tonko and Rep. David McKinley on the importance of National Heritage Areas for local commun...
12/22/2021
Heritage Areas face looming cliff – our bill protects these cherished sites

Great OpEd from Rep. Paul D. Tonko and Rep. David McKinley on the importance of National Heritage Areas for local communities, and the need for long-term stability for these incredible places as they face a looming funding cliff. Read more:
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/586130-heritage-areas-face-looming-cliff-our-bill-protects-these?rl=1

Congress has the power to ensure our historic sites can be enjoyed for generations to come by making our National Heritage Area Act law.

Preservation Action works to equip grassroots advocates with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to make their ad...
12/17/2021

Preservation Action works to equip grassroots advocates with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to make their advocacy easier and more effective. Help support these efforts by contributing to our Year End Appeal. Every donation makes a difference! https://preservationaction.org/appeal/

Preservation Action works to equip grassroots advocates with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to make their advocacy easier and more effective. Help support these efforts by contributing to our Year End Appeal. Every donation makes a difference! https://preservationaction.org/appeal/

Charles Sams was officially sworn-in today as the next Director of the National Park Service. Sams is the first confirme...
12/16/2021

Charles Sams was officially sworn-in today as the next Director of the National Park Service. Sams is the first confirmed NPS Director since 2017 & the first Native American to lead the agency. Congratulations on this historic achievement! https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/director-chuck-sams-sworn-in.htm

Charles Sams was officially sworn-in today as the next Director of the National Park Service. Sams is the first confirmed NPS Director since 2017 & the first Native American to lead the agency. Congratulations on this historic achievement! https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/director-chuck-sams-sworn-in.htm

One of historic preservation's biggest champions in Congress, and the co-chair of the Historic Preservation Caucus, just...
12/14/2021
A Call to Action for Historic Tax Credit Enhancements [VIDEO] | National Trust for Historic Preservation

One of historic preservation's biggest champions in Congress, and the co-chair of the Historic Preservation Caucus, just issued a call to action on the #HistoricTaxCredit.

Check out @repblumenauer's remarks, and urge your Senators to express their support for including HTC enhancements in the #BuildBackBetter bill. Take action today!
https://savingplaces.org/stories/blumenauer-call-to-action-in-support-of-htc

As Rep. Blumenauer points out, now is a pivotal time to register your support for the Historic Tax Credit. Take action and urge your Senators to support improvements to the HTC.

Last week the House passed the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act with bipartisan support. This important ...
12/13/2021
Leger Fernández Passes Bill to Protect Sacred Tribal Cultural Patrimony

Last week the House passed the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act with bipartisan support. This important bill helps strengthen the United State's ability to protect tribal cultural heritage and return items to tribes. Thanks Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández for your leadership on this bill! Learn more! https://fernandez.house.gov/media/press-releases/leger-fernandez-passes-bill-protect-sacred-tribal-cultural-patrimony

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández’s (NM-03) bipartisan Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act (H.R. 2930).

ICYMI: Here are highlights from our Legislative Update 📨. 4,000+ Send Letter Urging #HistoricTaxCredit Enhancements in I...
12/09/2021

ICYMI: Here are highlights from our Legislative Update 📨. 4,000+ Send Letter Urging #HistoricTaxCredit Enhancements in Infrastructure; Congress Passes CR Through Feb. 18th; ACHP Offers Free E-Learning Courses. Learn more & sign up for our Update today! https://preservationaction.org/advocates-letter-htc-cr-achp-courses-states/

ICYMI: Here are highlights from our Legislative Update 📨. 4,000+ Send Letter Urging #HistoricTaxCredit Enhancements in Infrastructure; Congress Passes CR Through Feb. 18th; ACHP Offers Free E-Learning Courses. Learn more & sign up for our Update today! https://preservationaction.org/advocates-letter-htc-cr-achp-courses-states/

Grant Alert: Deadlines are fast approaching for the remaining #HistoricPreservationFund grant programs through the Natio...
12/08/2021
Apply - Historic Preservation Fund (U.S. National Park Service)

Grant Alert: Deadlines are fast approaching for the remaining #HistoricPreservationFund grant programs through the National Park Service. Applications are open for Historically Black Colleges & Universities preservation grants, Underrepresented Communities, and the Save America's Treasures program. Learn more and apply today! https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/howtoapply.htm

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Interested in learning more about how communities can get involved in federal projects that may affect historic resource...
12/03/2021
e-Learning Courses | Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Interested in learning more about how communities can get involved in federal projects that may affect historic resources? Check out the FREE e-learning courses from the ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, covering a range of Section 106 topics. Learn more! https://www.achp.gov/training/elearning

Learn more about Section 106 on your schedule and your budget with the ACHP's online, on-demand e-Learning courses.

Preservation Action joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation and more than 4,000 #historicpreservation and co...
12/02/2021
4,000 Supporters Urge Return of Historic Tax Credit to Biden Bill | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Action joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation and more than 4,000 #historicpreservation and community development advocates from across the country, in sending a letter to Senate leaders urging #HistoricTaxCredit enhancements be added back into infrastructure legislation. Learn more! https://savingplaces.org/press-center/media-resources/supporters-urge-return-of-historic-tax-credit-to-biden-bill#.Yakna1XMLIU

Today, more than 4,000 preservation, historic rehabilitation, and community development advocates sent a signed letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), urging that Historic Tax Credit (HTC)...

ICYMI: Here are highlights from our Legislative Update 📨. House Passes Build Back Better Without #HistoricTaxCredit Prov...
11/24/2021

ICYMI: Here are highlights from our Legislative Update 📨. House Passes Build Back Better Without #HistoricTaxCredit Provisions; Senate Confirms Chuck Sams as NPS Director; Sara Bronin ACHP Nomination Advances. Learn more & sign up for our Update today! https://preservationaction.org/house-build-bill-htc-sams-bronin-senate-heritage/

ICYMI: Here are highlights from our Legislative Update 📨. House Passes Build Back Better Without #HistoricTaxCredit Provisions; Senate Confirms Chuck Sams as NPS Director; Sara Bronin ACHP Nomination Advances. Learn more & sign up for our Update today! https://preservationaction.org/house-build-bill-htc-sams-bronin-senate-heritage/

Congratulations to Charles "Chuck" Sams on his confirmation to be the next Director of the National Park Service. Sams w...
11/22/2021
Senate confirms Chuck Sams to be National Park Service director

Congratulations to Charles "Chuck" Sams on his confirmation to be the next Director of the National Park Service. Sams will be the first confirmed NPS Director since 2017 & the first Native American to lead the agency. Preservation Action was pleased to support his historic nomination.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/politics/national-park-service-new-director-chuck-sams/index.html

The US Senate unanimously approved Charles "Chuck" Sams III this week to be National Park Service's 19th director, which will end a nearly five-year lapse in leadership at the agency.

The nomination of Professor Sarah Bronin to be Chairman of the ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation was adva...
11/18/2021

The nomination of Professor Sarah Bronin to be Chairman of the ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation was advanced out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. The nomination now moves to the full Senate for consideration. This is great news, Professor Bronin is exceptionally well-qualified to lead the ACHP. We fully support her nomination and look forward to working with her!

The nomination of Professor Sara Bronin to become chairman of the ACHP is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Washington, D.C today favorably reported the nomination https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-chairman-nominee-sara-bronin-reported-favorably-full-senate

Today at the White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Biden proposed a 20 year drilling ban around the Chaco Culture...
11/15/2021
Biden proposes 20-year drilling ban around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a sacred tribal site

Today at the White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Biden proposed a 20 year drilling ban around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The move would be a significant victory in the effort to permanently safeguard the sacred tribal site in New Mexico. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/11/15/chaco-canyon-drilling-biden/

The ban on oil and gas drilling at the sacred tribal site in northwestern New Mexico is one of several steps intended to strengthen the relationship between the federal government and American Indian tribes.

Thank you to all our who attended, sponsored, bid or donated items to make "Refresh the Movement" a success! We look to ...
11/10/2021

Thank you to all our who attended, sponsored, bid or donated items to make "Refresh the Movement" a success! We look to you to help us shape our priorities and continue our work. If you missed out on an auction item, there is still time to support the movement. Text PA2022 to 44-321 or visit https://buff.ly/3bUo1nr —we're halfway to the goal! #refreshthemovement #grassroots #advocacy

Thank you to all our who attended, sponsored, bid or donated items to make "Refresh the Movement" a success! We look to you to help us shape our priorities and continue our work. If you missed out on an auction item, there is still time to support the movement. Text PA2022 to 44-321 or visit https://buff.ly/3bUo1nr —we're halfway to the goal! #refreshthemovement #grassroots #advocacy

If you’re a grassroots preservationist, your agenda is our agenda. Your contribution today directly enables the Preserva...
11/09/2021

If you’re a grassroots preservationist, your agenda is our agenda. Your contribution today directly enables the Preservation Action Foundation to continue our advocacy work into 2022! Give today -->> https://buff.ly/3bUo1nr or text PA2022 to 44-321 to help us meet our goal of $2022.

If you’re a grassroots preservationist, your agenda is our agenda. Your contribution today directly enables the Preservation Action Foundation to continue our advocacy work into 2022! Give today -->> https://buff.ly/3bUo1nr or text PA2022 to 44-321 to help us meet our goal of $2022.

Did you miss out on a "Refresh the Movement" auction item this year? You can still support Preservation Action Foundatio...
11/09/2021

Did you miss out on a "Refresh the Movement" auction item this year? You can still support Preservation Action Foundation and help continue advocacy and education into the future! Text PA2022 to 44-321 or visit https://secure.givelively.org/donate/center-for-preservation-initiatives/preservation-action-foundation-advocating-in-2022 to help us meet our $2022 goal! #2022goal

Did you miss out on a "Refresh the Movement" auction item this year? You can still support Preservation Action Foundation and help continue advocacy and education into the future! Text PA2022 to 44-321 or visit https://secure.givelively.org/donate/center-for-preservation-initiatives/preservation-action-foundation-advocating-in-2022 to help us meet our $2022 goal! #2022goal

Last day of Refresh the Movement's Silent Auction — get your bid in by 9PM EST tonight! Bid a little or a lot to support...
11/08/2021

Last day of Refresh the Movement's Silent Auction — get your bid in by 9PM EST tonight! Bid a little or a lot to support Preservation Action Foundation's work and help inspire and inform a new generation of preservation advocates. Bid at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement. #lastday #refreshthemovement #silentauction #lastchance

Last day of Refresh the Movement's Silent Auction — get your bid in by 9PM EST tonight! Bid a little or a lot to support Preservation Action Foundation's work and help inspire and inform a new generation of preservation advocates. Bid at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement. #lastday #refreshthemovement #silentauction #lastchance

Thank you National Preservation Institute for generously donating your training sessions to Refresh the Movement's Silen...
11/08/2021
Cultural Landscapes: An Overview

Thank you National Preservation Institute for generously donating your training sessions to Refresh the Movement's Silent Auction. Folks can still get a bid in on these important sessions until 9pm EST tonight at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement #refreshthemovement

Historic properties generally have a cultural landscape component integral to their significance; sometimes the landscape is the primary historic resource. Explore the definition and breadth of cultural landscape types. Learn how landscape preservation evolved in the United States and the related de...

Use that extra hour you gained today to place a last minute bid at "Refresh the Movement" as our Silent Auction winds do...
11/07/2021

Use that extra hour you gained today to place a last minute bid at "Refresh the Movement" as our Silent Auction winds down. There are still some bargains to be had on tours, conferences and courses like admission to Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, designed by Frank Gehry. Visit https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement to bid and support Preservation Action Foundation's education and advocacy work.#refreshthemovement #silentauction #lastdays

Use that extra hour you gained today to place a last minute bid at "Refresh the Movement" as our Silent Auction winds down. There are still some bargains to be had on tours, conferences and courses like admission to Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, designed by Frank Gehry. Visit https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement to bid and support Preservation Action Foundation's education and advocacy work.#refreshthemovement #silentauction #lastdays

The PAF Silent Auction is still open! Keep up your support for Preservation Action Foundation with a big bid on great ex...
11/04/2021

The PAF Silent Auction is still open! Keep up your support for Preservation Action Foundation with a big bid on great experiences, such as A Day in Newport generously donated by Newport Restoration Foundation. Bid at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement #refreshthemovement #silentauction #newport

The PAF Silent Auction is still open! Keep up your support for Preservation Action Foundation with a big bid on great experiences, such as A Day in Newport generously donated by Newport Restoration Foundation. Bid at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement #refreshthemovement #silentauction #newport

If you attended our Event and Live Auction last night, THANK YOU! We hope you came away refreshed — but the fun's not ov...
11/03/2021

If you attended our Event and Live Auction last night, THANK YOU! We hope you came away refreshed — but the fun's not over yet. The Silent Auction is still open with great experiences and unique items waiting for your bid, such as dinner at Thompson & Co, a former hotel + restaurant, then barracks to Civil War enlistees, including the first Michigan Colored Infantry. Visit https://buff.ly/2YG1xmJ to browse and bid to support Preservation Action Foundation. #refreshthemovement #silentauction #ypsilanti #pafauction

If you attended our Event and Live Auction last night, THANK YOU! We hope you came away refreshed — but the fun's not over yet. The Silent Auction is still open with great experiences and unique items waiting for your bid, such as dinner at Thompson & Co, a former hotel + restaurant, then barracks to Civil War enlistees, including the first Michigan Colored Infantry. Visit https://buff.ly/2YG1xmJ to browse and bid to support Preservation Action Foundation. #refreshthemovement #silentauction #ypsilanti #pafauction

A round of applause goes to Heritage Ohio for sponsoring "Refresh the Movement," PAF's Keystone Event last night. You he...
11/03/2021

A round of applause goes to Heritage Ohio for sponsoring "Refresh the Movement," PAF's Keystone Event last night. You helped us meet our fundraising goal-thank you! Get acquainted with all their programs at https://www.heritageohio.org #refreshthemovement

A round of applause goes to Heritage Ohio for sponsoring "Refresh the Movement," PAF's Keystone Event last night. You helped us meet our fundraising goal-thank you! Get acquainted with all their programs at https://www.heritageohio.org #refreshthemovement

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Please help: Always fight to protect our culture, religion, architecture, history, small businesses, & morals. What is endangered are 2 of our community's most significant sites, Ohr Natan synagogue at the 1939 World's Fair-inspired Art Deco Trylon Theater & the Colonial Tower Diner housed within a classic bank building. A huge thank you to Jenna DeAngelis of CBS News for my interview :
Preservation Action Foundation is excited to announce the "Refresh the Movement" Virtual Event and Auction will now be FREE! Just register at the link and catch the livestream event tomorrow, Nov. 2, 7:00 pm EDT on Preservation Action’s page or from the HandBid Auction page via Youtube. Register now and begin bidding today! #refreshthemovement #liveauction https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement
We just did a little lunchtime browsing of the items available at Preservation Action's Refresh the Movement Virtual Fundraiser & Auction. Auction Closes November 8 - that's right around the corner! https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement #SilentAuction #PreservationAdvocacy #HistoricPreservation
We're excited to be a sponsor for Preservation Action Foundation's virtual auction and event on November 2! Catch the Washington Trust's very own Preservation Programs Director Huy Pham as co-host, plus a cameo from Executive Director Chris Moore sharing the important work we do. If you do preservation work at the local, state, or federal level - or have ever benefited from a Historic Tax Credit project - we hope that you'll register and bid for this great cause! More info: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/refresh-the-movement/items
The Preservation Action silent auction bidding has begun! “Refresh the Movement: Virtual Fundraiser and Auction”, runs October 25th to November 8th with the Keystone Event and Live Auction on November 2nd from 7-8pm ET. The event will help launch #PastForward21, the virtual National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, which officially begins November 3rd. We donated some great KC treats: Christopher Elbow chocolates, Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters coffee, Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, J. Rieger & Co. whiskey and swoon cookies. Plus many more items and experiences from other preservationists across the nation! https://preservationaction.org/2018actionplan/auction/
On this week's episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Russ Carnahan of Preservation Action. Danielle and Russ discussed the importance of advocating on behalf of preservation, and how individuals can be involved. You can listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, STITCHER, or on our website at:https://practicalpreservationservices.com/practical-preservation-podcast-featuring-russ-carnahan-of-preservation-action-network/ And don't forget! Preservation Action's Silent Auction begins October 25th, with a live virtual event on November 2. https://preservationaction.org/2018actionplan/auction/
What do you know about the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF)? ▪ It was originally established in 1977 to assist states in carrying out their preservation activities. ▪ Funding is provided from Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues, NOT tax dollars, and an amount is appropriated annually by Congress. ▪ The authorization level of the HPF has not increased since its establishment in 1976, and since that time, it has never been fully appropriated, even after the creation of more programs and offices over the years. ▪ This past July, the House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act in which Congresswoman Leger Fernández of New Mexico added an amendment to increase funding for the HPF so we may continue to expand our support for cultural and historic projects across the country! ▪ Increasing funding for the HPF will help speed infrastructure development and preserve sites, buildings, and objects critical to the American story!! 📷 Preservation Action #themoreyouknow #historicpreservation #prehistoricpreservation #historicarchitecture #archaeology #investinamerica #investinculture
Thanks to all who joined us in supporting Sara Bronin's nomination! Read of copy of our letter here. National Trust for Historic Preservation, GreenLatinos, Preservation Action, American Battlefield Trust, Heritage Ohio, National Parks Conservation Association, Preservation Maryland, Preserve Arkansas, Preservation Resource Center, CT Main Street Center, Connecticut Preservation Action, Cultural Heritage Partners, Preservation League of New York State
This is a very important group for the Preservation community. Please consider becoming a member.
We encourage you to join Preservation Action, which is the grassroots organization that tracks and promotes policies that affect our world.
Your advocacy for history and preservation is paying off, as the Historic Preservation Fund may see an increase in funding this coming fiscal year! The FY22 House Interior Appropriations Bill is investing in historic preservation through Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, State Historic Preservation Offices and several successful grant programs. This funding will have a major impact on cultural resources. Check out the breakdown from Preservation Action:
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