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The National Trust frequently turns to grassroots supporters to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. From speaking up for historic tax credits, to designating public lands, to advocating for full preservation funding, join us in protecting places that tell the story of America.

R.R. Moton Museum (Robert Russa Moton High School) in Farmville, Virginia
Curtis Martin

Show Your Support of Historic Preservation to Congress

Each year, the U.S. Congress engages in a lengthy process to determine funding levels for every agency and program supported by the federal government, including the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Members of Congress need to hear from you, their constituents, that the HPF is important and should be robustly funded. Reach out to your member of Congress today to encourage them to support $225 million for the HPF in fiscal year (FY) 2025!

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Minesh Bacrania

Reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund

The Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization Act would significantly enhance protection of our nation’s historic resources, ensuring that they remain vibrant for communities throughout the country well into the future. Ask members of the House of Representatives to support the Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3350).

Historic Route 66

National Historic Trail Designation for Route 66

National Historic Trail designation for historic Route 66 will bring greater public interest and investment to the communities along the iconic highway and encourage their economic revitalization. Contact your House Representative and ask them to support the bill designating the Route 66 National Historic Trail (H.R. 4338).

A. Hoen lithography factory, Baltimore, Maryland
Jennifer Hughes

Support Improvements to the Historic Tax Credit!

The Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (H.R. 1785/S. 639) includes provisions to add value to the Historic Tax Credit (HTC), improve access to the credit, and increase investment in smaller rehabilitation projects. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (HTC-GO).

Philadelphia Chinatown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the oldest remaining active Chinatowns in the United States, Philadelphia Chinatown was established in 1871 and includes more than 40 locally designated historic properties.
Terry Robinson/Flickr

Support America's Chinatowns

First Street (looking west towards City Hall) in LA Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California
Kristin Fukushima

Support Little Tokyo
America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Little Tokyo is one of only four remaining Japantowns in the United States and one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, but its unique character is endangered by large-scale development projects and displacement of legacy businesses and restaurants. Sign our petition today to show your support for community-led preservation of Little Tokyo’s distinct and irreplaceable cultural heritage.

Reenactors on North Bridge in Minute Man National Historical Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Neil Lynch

Protect Minute Man National Historical Park
America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Minute Man National Historical Park and the nearby areas of Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, and Bedford are home to places of great significance in American history, including Walden Pond and Woods and the preserved homesteads of authors and environmentalists. Sign the petition to Gov. Healey of Massachusetts and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg urging them to stop expansion of Hanscom Field and preserve these irreplaceable American treasures.

A great kiva in the Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Joseph McCarty, Flickr, CC by NC-ND 2.0

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

The Greater Chaco Landscape is a region of great cultural, spiritual, and historical significance to many Pueblos and Native American groups threatened by encroaching oil, gas, and mineral development. Contact your members of Congress today to urge support for this important legislation and protect these sacred lands for generations to come.

Minidoka National Historic Site, Jerome, Idaho
Stan Honda/National Park Service

Protect Minidoka National Historic Site

A proposed wind farm next to Minidoka National Historic Site would create a visual wall of wind towers and change the landscape that still conveys the isolation experienced by Japanese Americans incarcerated there. Urge the Bureau of Land Management to protect and respect Minidoka National Historic Site and the Japanese American experience.

Pine Grove Elementary School, Cumberland, Virginia
Preservation Virginia

Protect the Pine Grove Elementary School from a Landfill

Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Domes

Support a Preservation Solution for the Domes

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as "the Domes," is a Milwaukee icon and a nationally significant example of midcentury modern architecture. Despite the Domes’ significance and their continued role in the community, the Domes remain threatened. Add your name to our petition calling for a preservation solution for the Domes!