Historic Preservation Needs Your Help

ACT NOW to Restore Funding for Historic Preservation Programs 

The Star Spangled Banner is just one 
of 1,200 sites and collections that have
received critical funding through the 
Save America’s Treasures program.  
(Photo Credit: Ira Block/National 
Geographic and Jeffrey Tinsley)

Last week, President Obama released his FY 2011 budget request that would eliminate funding for Save America’s Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America (PA), and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by 50 percent.  These critical historic preservation programs matter now more than ever — not only because they protect our national heritage but because they serve as economic development engines and job creators in the thousands of communities they serve.  For example, Save America’s Treasures alone has been responsible for more than 16,000 jobs since it was created just ten years ago.

We’re asking you to act now and use our easy online form to send a message to your members of Congress asking them to support restoration of funding for Save America’s Treasures and other preservation programs as the House and Senate work on their respective budget bills.  Simply enter your zip code.  It’s easy and takes a few minutes. We have provided a sample letter but we encourage you to personalize it.



For additional information, visit:



National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-588-6000 / 800-315-6847
members@nthp.org / http://www.preservationnation.org/