What is historic preservation? It’s much more than saving old buildings! Historic preservation champions and protects places that tell the stories of our past.

It enhances our sense of community and brings us closer together: saving the places where we take our children to school, buy our groceries, and stop for coffee – preserving the stories of ancient cultures found in landmarks and landscapes we visit – protecting the memories of people, places, and events honored in our national monuments. (National Trust for Historic Preservation)