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.

Learn more about how we're saving places on SavingPlaces.org.



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.

For technical assistance with the application form, please visit https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

For any other questions contact conference@savingplaces.org.

We are now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the 2022 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.  Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 12 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 

The National Trust will review all submitted LOIs and will invite select applicants to submit a full nomination form in early December 2021. The 2022 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places will be announced in May. For information on how we evaluate applications, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Since 1988, the National Trust has used its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness about the threats facing some of our nation's greatest treasures. The list, which has identified more than 300 sites to date, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts that less than five percent of these sites have been lost.

As part of the National Trust’s commitment to telling the full American story, we particularly encourage sites to apply that illuminate a unique or overlooked aspect of American history and that expand our understanding of our shared national heritage. We encourage submissions related to historic places of importance to underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQIA communities.

For more information, visit www.savingplaces.org/11most

For technical assistance with the application form, please visit https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

For any other questions regarding the 11 Most Endangered list, please contact 11Most@savingplaces.org

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