The National Trust for Historic Preservation is leading the movement to save places where our history happened.

Old places are where our lives, memories, and stories began. They connect us to the past, anchor us to the present, and lead us into the future. These places inspire us to create a stronger nation, because they belong to all of us.

For 70 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has led the movement to save America’s historic places. A privately funded nonprofit organization, we work to save America's historic sites; tell the full American story; build stronger communities; and invest in preservation's future.

Thanks to the passion and dedication of our advocates and supporters, we’re able to protect hundreds of places every year. Help us save places that matter—for ourselves, each other, and our future together.

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PastForward 2021 Call for Proposals

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for your input on the annual PastForward conference, happening from November 2-6, 2021. Share your ideas on a range of topics such as affordable housing, equitable development, climate change, organizational development, and telling the full American story. The conference also provides speakers a way to spotlight new partnerships, technology and methods that are getting results. Submit your proposal by February 15, 2021.

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