Partners in Preservation Recognizes 20 Historic Sites that
Represent the Contributions of Women to American History –
Including Those in Your Community
Ric Speaks with Katherine Malone-France About the
Importance of Historic Preservation and How You Can Help
Your Local Site Win a Share of $2 Million for Preservation Efforts
The annual Partners in Preservation campaign, now in its third year, is shining a light on historic buildings and sites celebrating the contributions of women in local communities across the country. In honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, Partners in Preservation will feature 20 sites that celebrate the triumphs, struggles and rich history of women in America — from the home of Colorado’s first female African American doctor in Denver, to famed author Harper Lee’s hometown courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama.
Each location will receive an initial grant of $10,000. The historic sites with the most votes will receive a share of $2 million in preservation funding from American Express.
Created to engage the public in preserving historic places, Partners in Preservation – a collaboration of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Express and Main Street America — has provided more than $28 million in support of 260 historic sites across the U.S. in the last 13 years. Katherine Malone-France, chief preservation officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, can discuss the history and significance of the local site that was selected from your community, and how local community members can get involved in support of its preservation. VoteYourMainStreet.org