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Celebrate National Preservation Month
Posted: April 10, 2009
Celebrate National Preservation Month at Ford House
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May.
Since the National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts in America, it has grown into an annual celebration observed by small towns and big cities with events ranging from architectural and historic tours and award ceremonies, to fundraising events, educational programs and heritage travel opportunities. Due to its overwhelming popularity, in 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation extended the celebration to the entire month of May and declared it Preservation Month to provide an even longer opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states and enable more Americans to become involved in the growing preservation movement.
At Ford House, Preservation Month 2009 will be observed with a series of drop-in sessions on Saturdays in May. Join local experts and explore Ford House preservation projects to learn tips you can use at home. All sessions are included with general admission and will take place at 2 p.m.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, nine regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. Learn more about National Preservation Month at www.preservationnation.org/preservationmonth
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