Saving Places

Heritage Nebraska, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides the expertise, tools and resources to save diverse historic places, celebrate culture and tradition and revitalize communities.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, recipient of the National Humanities Medal, was founded in 1949 and works to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the Washington, DC, headquarters, six regional offices and 29 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states.

It’s this expertise that Heritage Nebraska brings to the task of saving Nebraska places such as barns, churches, schools, downtowns, old houses and neighborhoods. The need for historic preservation is increasing. When historic buildings and neighborhoods are torn down or allowed to deteriorate, a part of our past disappears forever. When that happens, we lose history that helps us know who we are, and we lose opportunities to live and work in the kinds of interesting and attractive surroundings that older buildings can provide.

Saving Places