The Story of US Through Save America’s Treasures and Other National Trust Reads

I have a new blog post on PreservationNation.org. Sort of an homage to the variety of sites supported by Save America’s Treasures.

Before we were Americans we lived off the land, within the cliffs and earth. We were Cherokee, Iroquois, Cheyenne; we were the Sinagua, ancestors of the Hopi, who lived here at Honanki (AD1100-1300).
I also wanted to point out this well written blog posting on Cape Wind by Roberta Lane. Its an issue that I actually have only paid a little bit of attention to as the issues have progressed. I found this to be a very well reasoned, well thought out discussion about dealing with cultural resources while we are also trying to save our planet.

Lastly, if you like Chicago Architecture here’s a great interview with Chicago’s First Lady of Modernism by Arnold Berke.

Save America’s Treasures: Save America’s Jobs

So I wanted to pass along some of the things going on at work this week. Some of the programs threatened by the 2011 Federal Budget is Save America’s Treasures, Preserve America, and Heritage Area’s funding. I know we have a budget that is gluttoneous and out of control, I know that sometimes we have to make “hard decisions” but this is something that we can say is the “wrong” decision.

Obviously I’m a big fan of these programs because of what they do for our cultural heritage but did you  know that they have created jobs and partnerships across this country? If you want to take action you can send a letter to your congressperson by clicking here, and use the power of blogs and social media to spread the word about how important these programs are. For the social media toolkit click here.

Don’t know what Save America’s Treasures is? Click here. Also check out the video below.