2020 Preservation Projects
The Alabama Trust is actively involved with a number of ongoing preservation projects. Besides the historical and aesthetic value of saving places, there is a great practical side to preserving the historic places that matter to us - the dollars and cents of revitalizing communities and returning to sustainable development patterns. Our historic places are essential assets for downtown and neighborhood revitalization and for the state’s growing heritage tourism industry. In a world where environmental sustainability is becoming ever more critical, historic preservation represents one of the greenest approaches to providing places in which to live and work. It is why we call historic preservation the original green.
Please take time to familiarize yourself with our projects and contact us if you are interested in working with The Trust to save these places.
Sheffield Project: Nitrate Village School (DATE TBD)
This fall, in partnership with the Village One School Foundation and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation will meet in Sheffield, Alabama, for a hands on volunteer vacation!
Our members will join alumni and the local community to help preserve the 1918 Village One Schoolhouse through hands on preservation workshops lead by experts in the field. Volunteers will receive on-site training, a tour of the historic WWI-era neighborhood, and other opportunities to taste and see all the Shoals area has to offer during their stay - from legendary recording studios to the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the state, from a cocktail bar boasting Alabama's largest bourbon selection to the home of world-renowned fashion designers Billy Reid and Natalie Chanin - get ready for an experience unlike any other!
Tuskeegee Institute Project (DATE TBD)
Stay tuned for more information!