Advocacy

Through policy work, education, and coalition-building, we help people protect the places that matter.
Protecting threatened historic places is at the heart of the Connecticut Trust’s mission.

We lead the conversation on statewide policies promoting and protecting historic places and work in partnership with organizations, communities, and individuals across the state fighting to ensure the survival of historic places for future generations. Our efforts have supported preservation in all of Connecticut’s 169 towns.

Conference Announcement: “Historic & Green: A New Climate Agenda,” January 24, 2020, at UConn Law School

Despite their environmental benefits, Connecticut’s historic places face unprecedented threats from climate change. Preservationists must build consensus for changes to law and policy that protect historic places in service of environmental goals.
A conference scheduled for January 24 at UConn Law School, cosponsored by the Connecticut Trust and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), aims to craft a statewide policy agenda that recognizes preservation as a fundamental environmental value. The conference—called “A Green Agenda for Old Places”—will focus on three things that law can achieve:
• Document the status of and threats to historic sites;
• Reduce potential damage to historic places through performance, construction, and siting standards; and
• Ensure that disaster response encompasses historical and cultural resources.

2019 Legislative Priorities

Keeping an Eye on Rail

Victory on New London's Bank Street

Saving State Preservation Funding

Protecting Bridgeport's African-American Heritage

Our voices are stronger together. Join us on the front lines of the preservation movement. Erin Fink

Communications & Advocacy Manager, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Speak up for your community.

Remind your legislators that preservation brings economic development, is environmentally-friendly, and enhances our history and culture.

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