Giving Thanks for Preservation's Most Essential Part: Its People
Fall is when the leaves change color, the temperature lowers, and we look to places that bring us warmth and comfort. It is the season when we return home, the space where the first spark of the past comes together in a real and personal way. Autumn is a visible reminder of the passage of time, and when we Americans articulate our thanks for what the year has brought.
This fall, I am thankful for the people of preservation.
The activists who advocate to save places in their communities, states, and in the federal government...
- A Love Letter to the Wilson County Courthouse
- Preservation Victory Over Charleston Cruise Ship Terminal
- It Takes a Village: How Boise, Idaho is Celebrating its Sesquicentennial
- The Manhattan Project: Interpreting Controversial History
Beth Wiedower, senior field officer in the National Trust's Houston Field Office, speaks at Preservation Day in Austin during the I Love Texas Courthouses campaign, Feb. 2013.
The landscape lovers who examine how humans have shaped the land beyond the built environment...
- America's Antiquities Act Makes History With Five New National Monuments
- Recognizing Historic Sites That Remain Culturally Significant Today
- The Sherburne Inn: How One Community is Keeping a Local Landmark Alive
- Marcus Books: Oldest African-American Bookstore Fights to Stay Open
- Confronting Climate Change in Annapolis
- Why Seattle Restaurateur Tom Douglas Builds New Restaurants in Old Buildings
Artist Lindsay Rowinski worked with the National Trust to stage a "building hugger" event at National Treasure Union Station in May 2013.
The historians, amateur or professional, who hunt down clues and seek out sources to fill in the gaps of a broadening and more nuanced past...
- "Save Wigwam Village": On the Road to Cross-Cultural Communication
- The (Nearly) Forgotten History of Maxville, Ore.
- From Power Plant to Climbing Gym: Adaptive Reuse at St. Louis' City Hospital
- The House That Radio Built: NPR's New Headquarters Celebrates Preservation
This fall, I am thankful for the preservation movement. What are you thankful for?