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.



The National Preservation Awards, presented annually at the PastForward conference, are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation and sustainability of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save or retrofit important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past using modern techniques; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the economic, environmental, and educational value of preservation.

At the PastForward conference (October 27-30, 2024), the National Trust for Historic Preservation kicks off a celebration of its 75th anniversary and the evolving practice of preservation in one of the country’s most historic cities, New Orleans. Joining us will be the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans celebrating its 50th anniversary, Main Street Louisiana, marking its 40th anniversary, and the National Center for Preservation Trades and Technology founded thirty years ago.
 

The National Trust is now accepting nominations in the following categories:

The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Friday, January 26, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. your local timezone.

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

For any other questions, please contact awards@savingplaces.org.

The Diversity Scholarship Program provides support for attendance to PastForward, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, being held in New Orleans, LA, October 28-30, 2024. Note: a reception will be held for scholars the evening of October 27th.

The Diversity Scholarship Program convenes established and emerging leaders in the historic preservation community and allied fields. To date, the program has provided over 2,800 scholarships to conference participants from historically underrepresented groups including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, and people with accessibility needs. Those who identify with one or more of these underrepresented groups are eligible for the scholarship. Passionate volunteers, students, and professionals are all encouraged to apply.

Scholars receive complimentary registration (valued at $800) and a travel stipend (determined on case-by-case basis based on scholar’s location) to attend PastForward 2024 in New Orleans, LA. Scholars will also have the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly, virtual convenings which will be held through September 2025. These convenings provide practical guidance to maximize opportunities with the National Trust and facilitate important networking opportunities with outstanding national leaders from a variety of professions within the wide-ranging movement.

At this year's PastForward conference, the National Trust for Historic Preservation kicks off a celebration of its 75th anniversary and the evolving practice of preservation in one of the country’s most historic cities. Joining us will be the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans celebrating its 50th anniversary, Main Street Louisiana, marking its 40th anniversary, and the National Center for Preservation Trades and Technology founded thirty years ago.   

The conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Please visit the conference webpage to learn more about the conference, opportunities to connect, and important news.
For technical assistance with the application form, please visit https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/
For any other questions contact conference@savingplaces.org

National Trust for Historic Preservation