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Welcoming a New Generation of Preservationists

By Andy Grabel and Diana Tisue From attending dynamic events at historic house museums to staying at character-rich hotels to dining at unique restaurants, millennials seek diverse, authentic experiences in old and historic places. And whether leading the fight to save threatened old...

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Presenting “Preservation for People: A Vision for the Future”

Last year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation joined preservation colleagues all across the nation in celebrating 50 years of achievement under the National Historic Preservation Act—the critical 1966 law that still shapes our work today. We also took the opportunity of this golden...

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Preservation for People: A Vision for the Future

Fifty years ago, when historic places were being lost and destroyed with virtually no consideration for their importance to communities, the drafters of the National Historic Preservation Act envisioned a future where historic places are a living part of our community life. In celebrating the...

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Forum Journal : Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act

Heading into the 50th anniversary year of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the fall 2015 issue of the Forum Journal looked ahead toward the next 50 years of preservation. As we leave 2016 behind, we pause to reflect on the NHPA and its role in shaping the preservation movement...

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Embracing Change Through Rebranding: Preservation Utah

By Kirk Huffaker For the past 50 years, Utah Heritage Foundation has worked to unite all Utahns to ensure that historic places thrive in a rapidly changing world. Utah’s historic architecture is as rich in diversity, style, form, and function as the topography that has influenced it. We...

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A Wider, More Generous, More Imaginative Perspective: Preservation in 2017

2016 was a time of reflection and anticipation for many Americans, including preservationists. We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, but we also used this year to anticipate the future. Moving past...

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Draft: Preservation for People: A Vision for the Future

Perhaps the best way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act is to rededicate ourselves to the next 50 years. Essentially crowd-sourced, Preservation for People , represents the collective thinking of the many people who, over the course of 18 months, shared...

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Tomorrow’s Heritage So Rich: A Reading List

With the end of summer quickly approaching, we have kicked off our annual PastForward reading lists! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing a curated selection of reports, articles, and videos to prep you for our annual conference. We hope that they’ll spark discussions come...

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New Collection of Essays: Bending the Future: 50 Ideas for the Next 50 Years of Historic Preservation in the United States

The 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)—the cornerstone of preservation practice in the United States—has spurred conferences, articles, and celebrations throughout 2016. One of the most lasting and influential looks to the future to emerge from this...

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Preserving Wisconsin’s Civic Legacy, A Guide to Rehabilitation and Reusing Local Government Properties

This booklet, created by the National Trust’s former Midwest Office in 2010, with funding from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wis., is designed to help municipalities save and reuse their historic buildings. #Rehabilitation #community #AdaptiveUse #RealEstate ...

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