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Preserving the Sites of American Music

By Jeffrey A. “Free” Harris It took me years to realize how many music sites surrounded me while I was growing up in Hampton, Virginia. I attended my first concert at Fort Monroe—a National Historic Landmark, National Monument , and a National Treasure of the National Trust for Historic...

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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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Historic Preservation and the President’s FY17 Budget Request

Originally Posted February 19, 2016 Credit: Architect of the Capitol On Tuesday, February 4, President Barack Obama sent his FY17 budget request to Capitol Hill with both cuts and increases to historic preservation programs. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is...

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Winter 2015 Forum Journal: Strategies for Saving National Treasures

In the past, editorial cartoonists routinely depicted determined preservationists having a last-minute face-off with looming bulldozers to protest the demolition of a grand old courthouse or historic theater. While that approach may have grabbed the headlines 50 years ago, today the preservation...

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When Historic Sites Reveal the New American Past: Reflections on History, Memory and the Unknown

By Clement Alexander Price There is good news for those who labor in the vineyards of American history. Never before have Americans been as receptive as we are now to historical narratives that challenge long-standing, mostly unfortunate, assumptions about our past. Over the past generation,...

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2012 Progress Report of America’s Great Outdoors

By Denise Ryan The stone walls and moat of Fort Monroe. Credit: Patrick McKay The 2012 Progress Report of America’s Great Outdoors , released yesterday by the White House, details the remarkable accomplishments...

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