2015:
A Monumental
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2015
A Monumental Year
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ACHIEVEMENTS
MONUMENTAL
ACHIEVEMENTS
Together, we’re realizing key wins for preservation and broadening our nation’s story.
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Together, we’re realizing key wins for preservation and broadening our nation’s story.
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President Obama honored the history of organized labor and civil rights by creating Pullman National Monument.
This designation culminates decades of our work with community residents and supporters
to protect a place that, in the president’s words, “reflects our national story.”
This designation culminates decades of our work with community residents and supporters to protect a place that, in the president’s words, “reflects our national story.”
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Other key wins include our National Treasures.
Manhattan Project sites and Hinchliffe Stadium are now protected by Congress as National Historic Parks.
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PEOPLE
Advocates and supporters nationwide, are speaking out for historic places like never before.
MONUMENTAL
PEOPLE
Advocates and supporters nationwide, are speaking out for historic places like never before.
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Our National Treasure, Nashville’s Music Row, is a testament to how American music is made.
This threatened community reflects the story of artists, writers, producers, publicists, attorneys, and publishers.
Music Row’s RCA Studio A was targeted for demolition.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds orchestrated the public charge to protect one of America’s most significant recording studios.
Amazing people came together to save Studio A.
Musician and preservationist Aubrey Preston, Tennessee philanthropist Chuck Elcan, and Curb Records founder Mike Curb purchased the historic studio, saving it from demolition.
In Cincinnati, we engaged tens of thousands of people who voted to restore Union Terminal.
The train depot is one of America's most iconic Art Deco structures and a monument to the American rail system.
HOPE Crew celebrated a monumental 1st year.
Preservation’s best united at PastForward.
Savannah College of Art and Design provided spaces, stories, and design empowering the thousands who attended our annual conference to save places that matter.
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LANDSCAPES
From cities to the country, heritage communities and cultural landscapes reflect complex layers of history.
MONUMENTAL
LANDSCAPES
From cities to the country, heritage communities and cultural landscapes reflect complex layers of history.
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Millions of Americans discovered Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch.
This National Treasure in North Dakota took center stage on CBS Sunday Morning as the place where T.R.’s conservation ethic was formed.
Virginia’s James River is a National Treasure threatened by power lines as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
Stories of Native American trade, Colonial exploration, and the Civil War are entwined in that landscape.
Bobbie Sweet, her late husband Cy, and other early supporters joined us to help launch our “Save the James” campaign.
More than 28,000 people signed on to protect this timeless terrain.
Kentucky philanthropist Christy Brown helped us partner with the city of Louisville to revitalize this great community.
Our Louisville urban preservation lab was a crowning achievement.
And when Prince Charles visited, he shared his passion for how small, everyday places matter as much as the grand, iconic ones.
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Construction of a massive office tower once threatened the scenic and historic Palisades.
But community sentiment won the day for this National Treasure and protected a monumental landscape.
Shockoe Bottom in Richmond almost disappeared.
This Site of Conscience once played a pivotal role in the nation's slave trade.
Today the message is clear.
Protecting National Treasures that reflect shameful chapters in American history is vital to telling a fuller national story.
MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE + HISTORY
Places with distinct architecture and history also tell our national story.
MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE + HISTORY
Places with distinct architecture and history also tell our national story.
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The beacon of the Nantucket Lightship shines bright thanks to the support of National Treasures partner American Express.
And children from East Boston's Curtis Guild School have enshrined the lightship’s history in song.
Nearly 1 million people visited our 27 Historic Sites.
Places of innovation that reflect the unique qualities of their communities.
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The Lower East Side Tenement Museum reflects America’s immigrant heritage.
And at Farnsworth House, light and sound illuminate the past.
Artist collaborative Luftwerk projected a hypnotic video composition on and throughout the iconic space.
These successes are truly monumental.
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These successes are truly monumental.
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Thanks to each of you for making our work enduring and exceptional.
Please join with us in telling our full American story, today and always.
The national trust is fortunate to benefit from generous supporters nationwide. A diverse group of individuals, foundations, corporations, and other donors shares our commitment to saving America’s historic places. Their contributions make our success possible.