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Preserve America is a national initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Transportation; U.S. General Services Administration; National Endowment for the Humanities; President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities; Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

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Preserve America Presidential Award

The Preserve America Presidential Awards have been given to organizations, businesses, and government entities for:

  • exemplary accomplishments in the sustainable use and preservation of cultural or natural heritage assets;
  • demonstrated commitment to the protection and interpretation of America's cultural or natural heritage assets; and
  • the integration of these assets into contemporary community life, and combination of innovative, creative, and responsible approaches to showcasing historic resources in communities.

    A prestigious honor from 2004 to 2008, the Preserve America Presidential Award program is currently suspended.

    The winners' projects continue to showcase the best in public and private preservation efforts. Click on the hot links to the right to view the winners and their projects.

    Regarding the Presidential Awards, contact:

    Patricia Knoll



Updated January 14, 2016

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