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. We appreciate your support during this transition. More information can be found here.



New Alliance for Response Website
Alliance for Response (AFR) has been successfully connecting cultural stewards and emergency managers at the local level for over ten years. With generous support by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the new AFR website features an improved online experience to address the needs of the growing number of networks, as well as the communities that want to launch an AFR network. Visit the new site at:

15% Discount Offer for National Preparedness Month

FEMA has designated September National Preparedness Month. To celebrate we're offering a 15% discount on our Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel as well as our Caring books. And we're taking 60% off of our Spanish Wheels. Check out our bookstore for these great deals and more.



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: A National Collections Care Survey to assess the current state of cultural heritage collections. The survey is scheduled to be released this fall.



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 2014 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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