America’s historic sites are irreplaceable. From icons of architecture to birthplaces of activists, historic sites are physical reminders of the diversity of our experiences and the history we share. They can celebrate our triumphs. Or challenge us to confront the harsh realities of our past.
But America’s historic places can’t be replaced once they are destroyed. That’s why the National Trust for Historic Preservation works every day to save them through stewardship, advocacy, and direct assistance. With the support of people like you, the National Trust protects and stewards a diverse collection of 27 historic sites that are open to the public. We take action in the courts, in Congress, and through public engagement to save threatened places. We provide technical services and millions of dollars in financial assistance to restore them. And we empower neighbors, partners, and individuals across the country to protect threatened historic sites in their own communities.
The story of places is the story of all of us. With your help, the National Trust can connect Americans to their past and to each other—and help inspire a better tomorrow.
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