Created by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Partners in Preservation program has committed $16 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 and New York, Washington, D.C. Metro 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.
This year, Partners in Preservation is embarking on its first national campaign in the program’s 10-year history. In honor of the National Park Service’s centennial, the 2016 Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign will award $2 million in grants to historic sites in need of preservation within national parks units, as decided by popular vote on VoteYourPark.org.
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