Preserve America SummitMrs. Laura Bush, honorary chair of the Preserve America initiative, led a national Preserve America Summit October 18-20, 2006, in New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the 40th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation was a partner and served as Summit coordinator.
Key elements of the Summit included historic preservation discussions in 11 topic areas, a youth summit, and plenary sessions with remarks by Mrs. Bush and preservation and policy leaders. Announcement of Preserve America Grants and Communities, Corporate Achievement in Preservation Awards, and social functions highlighting New Orleans heritage were also featured.
October 27, 2008