Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown MA

photo by: Warren Jagger Photography

Partners in Preservation

Created by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Partners in Preservation program has committed $19 million in support of historic places across the U.S., helping historic places in eight cities to date, including San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Seattle, Saint Paul/Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. region, and has engaged more than a million people.

Through this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and to preserve America’s historic and cultural places. The program also hopes to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of their communities.

In 2016, Partners in Preservation embarked on its first national campaign in the program’s 10-year history. In honor of the National Park Service’s centennial, the Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign awarded $2 million in grants to historic sites in need of preservation within national parks units, as decided by popular vote.