Saving Places for 75 Years

Join us for the PastForward National Preservation Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-30, 2024.

PastForward 2024 will kick off a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the evolving practice of preservation in one of the country’s most historic cities. Joining us will be the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans celebrating its 50th anniversary, Main Street Louisiana marking its 40th anniversary, and the National Center for Preservation Trades and Technology founded 30 years ago.

Conference Focus

Because preservation is an interconnected practice, PastForward 2024 sessions and speakers will address three of our nation’s biggest challenges: Creating Climate Resilience Through Historic Preservation, Ensuring a Representative Preservation Movement, and Encouraging Historic Preservation-Based Community Development. Learn more about this year's themes.

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National Preservation Awards

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed upon distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. The 2024 awards will be presented during PastForward.