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$1 Million in “Partners In Preservation” Grants

Cyclorama, Lowell's Boat Shop, Norfolk Grange Hall, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Salem Town Hall

I recently came across this very interesting tidbit of information. American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are encouraging both local residents and people across the country to vote online for their favorite historic place from a pool of 25 diverse candidates across the greater Greater Boston area. Voting began on April 14 and runs through May 17. Participants are allowed to cast one vote per day. The winner of the popular vote is guaranteed funding. Additional grants will be awarded via a review process through an advisory committee comprised of Greater Boston civic and preservation leaders, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

FYI—A public Open House at all 25 sites with numerous planned events and activities will be held this weekend (May 2-3, 2009), to allow the community an opportunity to tour and learn more about each of these historic sites.

-Todd Shafer | Designer