Preservation Organizations

The following are links to other organizations concerned with historic presevation.

National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.nationaltrust.org) The most important national organization for historic preservation. Note that the list of "11 Most Endangered Historic Places" includes the Hudson Valley.

National Historic Landmarks Program. The national program adminsitered by the National Park Service. Newburgh has two National Historic Landmarks: the Dutch Reformed Church and Washington's Headquarters.

PreservationDirectory.com is a useful online national directory of preservation organizations.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation All local, state, and nationally designated historic properties are administered by this state agency.

Hudson River Heritage
(Rhinebeck, NY) is a nonprofit organization advocating historic and natural preservation in the mid Hudson Valley. In July 2003, HRH co-sponsored with the NPA a symposium and tour commemorating the 200th birthday of DRC architect A. J. Davis.

Hudson River Valley Greenway, a New York State agency, administers the Hudson Valley National Heritage Area. Greenway was the recipient organization of the Save America's Treasures grant awarded for the DRC.

New York Landmarks Conservancy (www.nylandmarks.org) Funded by the New York State Council of the Arts, this agency offers information and funding assistance for projects in New York State.

Preservation League of New York State (www.preservenys.org) A nonprofit activist organization seeking to preserve significant architectural treasures throughout New York State.

Preserve & Protect (www.preserve.org) A small nonprofit website offering a useful calendar of preservation events and links to other preservation sites. Maintained by Bob Goldfarb.

Partners for Livable Communities (www.livable.com) This 25-year-old nonprofit organization headed by Robert McNulty shows how communities of all sizes can improve community life through long-term "amenity-based" planning.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (www.phlf.org) An inspiring example of a locally rooted, highly effective organization providing advocacy, education, and a revolving loan fund dedicated in historic architectual preservation.

Rochester Neighbors Buildings Neighborhoods (www.rochesternbn.com) An impressive collaboration between diverse cultural communities and local government in thoughtful, realistic, citywide improvement.

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