Our Mission: To preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations through innovative leadership, education, and programs.


Heritage Preservation – A Time for Planning and Transition
After a lengthy assessment, Heritage Preservation’s Board of Directors and leadership have concluded that the organization must re-focus and transition its primary operation. The successful delivery of the Heritage Health Index 2014 remains a top priority. While, Heritage Preservation also remains dedicated to the ongoing goals of its core programs—including CAP, C2C, and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force—shifts in private and public-sector funding require a renewed evaluation of these and other initiatives to identify their most sustainable future. We appreciate your support during this transition. More information can be found here.



HHI 2014

Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce a follow-up to the 2004 Heritage Health Index. At the 10-year anniversary of that watershed report, Heritage Preservation has partnered with IMLS and NEH to conduct the Heritage Health Information 2014 (HHI 2014) to assess the current state of cultural heritage collections. The survey is scheduled to be released this fall. Learn more here.



State Heritage Emergency Partnership Webinar
On June 25th, FEMA Program Specialist Angela Huddleston conducted a webinar on “Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster,” the first webinar in a series designed for the State Heritage Emergency Partnership. Webinar participants included representatives from state cultural agencies and state emergency management agencies, and now the recording has been made available to all. You can view the video here.



Ross Merrill Award
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden is this year's recipient of the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. Learn more about this outstanding organization.


CAP is pleased to announce that 78 museums, from 43 states and the District of Columbia, have been selected to have the condition of their collections and historic structures assessed as part of the 2013 CAP program. This diverse group of museums includes the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Wisconsin, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in North Carolina, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in New Mexico. We look forward to working with these wonderful museums this year!


Help Heritage Preservation Meet a Challenge.
In today’s ever-changing world, Heritage Preservation remains the recognized leader in promoting collections care and conservation. Through preservation programming, resource materials, extended networks, and advocacy efforts, we strive to protect and preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations. 


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Heritage Preservation. Your contribution will not only enable us to continue our efforts to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage but it will also help us match a major challenge grant from The Bay and Paul Foundations.


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