Save a Main Street Near You: Partners in Preservation 2017
From Boston to Birmingham, 25 historic Main Street districts across America have the opportunity to receive $2 million in grants—decided by public vote—in 2017. The National Trust has joined with American Express, National Geographic, and Main Street America for Partners in Preservation: Main Streets, a community-based campaign to raise awareness about the importance of preserving America's Main Street districts.
This year's campaign coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Trust's work to revitalize America's Main Streets and emphasizes these districts' positive impact on local communities and economies. From first dates to shopping sprees, main streets are where people come together for shared experiences that help shape their lives. These sites are central to our national identity and should be preserved for generations to come.
Help preserve your favorite Main Streets by voting up to five times a day from September 25 through October 31 at VoteYourMainStreet.org. On November 2, the sites with the most votes will be awarded grants for their restoration projects, listed below.
Once you've voted, use the hashtag #VoteYourMainStreet to share your experiences and appreciate your favorite Main Streets. And don't forget to enter National Geographic's sweepstakes for a chance to a win a trip to New York, Los Angeles, or Miami.
#VoteYourMainStreet today, and help inspire long-time support for the historic places on America's Main Streets.