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The Preservation Leadership Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is a network of preservation leaders — professionals, students, volunteers, activists, experts — who share the latest ideas, information, and advice, and have access to in-depth preservation resources and training. You can either join online using the form below or print off a Forum Join form or Forum Renewal form and mail in with payment.

Join Forum now for $195 and take advantage of these members-only benefits:

  • The quarterly Forum Journal preservation’s premier scholarly publication. This all-digital journal brings you in-depth articles on preservation practices and current challenges to the field, accompanied by slide shows, videos and links to additional resources. Recent issues have focused on strategies for saving national treasures, real estate development and the future of historic sites.
  • The Forum Focus series, which presents timely reports and guidance on innovative preservation research and practices. The most recent Focus, Putting Older, Smaller, Better Report to Work, provides preservationists with a basic understanding of how to use financial projections to make the case for preserving historic buildings.
  • Forum Bulletin, a weekly electronic communication that delivers timely announcements and feature articles with a national perspective on current issues, as well as information on funding opportunities, scholarships, award deadlines, upcoming events and special member deals.
  • Access to the Forum Reference Desk which provides preservation leaders direct, easy and timely access to the latest and best information, referrals and tools (1-866-594-9997 or 
  • Forum Online, the password protected section of, which  includes a searchable database of best practices and case studies along with other Forum members-only resources.
  • Access to the Forum Webinar series, with topics such as Redevelopment, Section 106 and Preservation Law.
  • Topic specific Affinity Groups that offer in-depth discussion and exchange of ideas.
  • Substantial discounts for conferences and training.
  • Invaluable networking opportunities that give you a chance to share ideas and get advice from preservation colleagues across the country.
  • All the benefits of standard National Trust membership including the award-winning Preservation magazine.
  • Substantial discounted room rates at participating hotels through Historic Hotels of America (National Trust staff discount).

Organizations can join Forum at the Organizational level of $250 and receive these additional benefits:

  • Eligibility for grants from the National Trust
  • A special $95 individual rate for staff and board members of your organization.
  • Note: The discount to participating hotels through Historic Hotels of America only applies to the executive director of the participating organization. Employees that join at the special $95 rate will receive the benefit.

If you are a student join Forum for a low price as $75 with proof of eligibility (US addresses only) for the same benefits of an individual membership.

Libraries join Forum at $195 for the same benefits of an individual membership.

For more information email or call 202-588-6164.

Individually we are preservationists, together we are Forum.

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