Preserve America Summit

Mrs. 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 announcement of Preserve America Grants and Communities, Corporate Achievement in Preservation Awards, historic preservation discussions in 11 topic areas, a youth summit, and remarks by state and federal officials.

Historic preservation issue area reports
First Lady delivers Summit key note (Oct. 18, 2006—New Orleans)
Preserve America Summit fact sheet
Summit partners
First Lady announces Summit (May 1, 2006—Washington D.C.)
First Lady details Summit Goals (May 31, 2006—New Orleans )

Posted November 21, 2006

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