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Letter to Congress by Main Street Communities on Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service

​A copy of our national sign-on Main Street letter to Congress asking their support for preserving historic and cultural sites in the National Park system submitted on May 22, 2017​ #NationalParkService #MainStreet #repairbacklog #congress #MainStreetAmerica

Main Street DM Letter - FINAL.pdf


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Letter to Congress in support of preservation of our nation’s battlefields and monuments at the National Park Service

​A copy of our national sign-on historic preservation letter to Congress asking their support for preserving battlefields and monuments in the National Park system submitted on May 22, 2017​ #repairbacklog #NationalParkService

Battlefields DM Letter May 2017 FINAL.pdf


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Letter to Congress on Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service submitted on May 22, 2017

A copy of our national sign-on historic preservation letter to Congress asking their support for preserving historic and cultural sites in the National Park system. #PublicLands #repairbacklog #congress #NationalParkService

Historic Preservation DM National Sign-on Letter FINAL.pdf


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America’s Unfinished Work: Funding Battlefield Preservation

Historic battlefields, such as Antietam and Fort McHenry in Maryland and Little Bighorn in Montana, are iconic and evocative sites that encourage us to reflect on defining and oftentimes difficult events in our nation’s history. America’s very ideals and values were contested, shaped, affirmed,...

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On the Hill: Preservation Highlights from the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

On May 5 Congress completed its work on the H.R.244 —the FY17 Consolidated Appropriations Act—known as the “Omnibus.” The Omnibus will fund the government through September 30, 2017, and includes 11 appropriations bills, as well as supplemental funding for defense, disaster relief, border...

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The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Restore America's Parks campaign deferred maintenance infographics (2017)

To address the maintenance backlog issues in our national park system the Pew Charitable Trusts’ team developed a set of the following deferred maintenance infographics. NPS deferred maintenance by the numbers Deferred maintenance by NPS region Deferred maintenance by asset type NPS...

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On the Hill: A Look Back at 2016 and the 114th Congress

Every quarter we’ll bring you the latest information related to historic preservation and public policy. In this issue we’re taking a pause in our work to protect historic preservation priorities in 2017 to acknowledge some of the work that occurred in 2016. As Washington, D.C.,...

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Deferred Maintenance: A Preservationist’s Nightmare

We preservationists see the world differently. Sometimes we see buildings through rose-colored glasses, but more often than not, our eyes are immediately drawn to rotting sills; mold; and—horror of horrors—missing gutters, siding, windows, and roofs. While these can be minor problems...

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Preserving Historic Resources in the National Park System

This year, as the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday, the National Trust and many of its partner organizations are acknowledging the extraordinary role that the NPS has played in preserving our cultural heritage during its first 100 years. There are innumerable...

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Deferred Maintenance in Our National Parks (September 15, 2016 | Public Policy Webinar)

On September 15, 2016, the National Trust hosted a webinar for preservation partners to describe how to get involved in the campaign to address deferred maintenance of historic buildings and cultural sites in our nation’s parks. Speakers included (see below). The program was moderated by...

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