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.
Key Dates for 2024
- November 8, 2023: Nominations open.
- January 12, 2024: Nomination deadline.
- June 2024: Nominators and award recipients notified. The nominator will be notified for those not selected.
- October 28-30, 2024: The award ceremony is currently scheduled to take place at PastForward 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards
- Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award
- Emerging Leaders in Historic Preservation Award
- Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence
- Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship
- National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation
National Preservation Awards Stories