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Preservation is the magazine for people who love historic places. Each issue spotlights sites that have shaped the American identity, and the people working tirelessly to protect them. Thought-provoking narratives and brilliant photography celebrate historic places of all kinds—from houses, train depots, and theaters to battlefields, national parks, heritage travel destinations, and sacred sites.

As the quarterly publication and voice of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the magazine inspires readers to save the past and enrich the future through NTHP membership, charitable giving, advocacy, and volunteerism.

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Preservation Magazine
2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20037

Editorial: The magazine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, although the editors do review query letters from established writers if accompanied by several previously published clips. Unsolicited photographs must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope; however, the magazine assumes no responsibility for such photographs. Please do not send unsolicited slides.

The magazine's launching point is architecture, but it is also, as the judges of the National Magazine Award write, about "politics, art, history, places, and people … Preservation tells the stories of extraordinary buildings and sites all over the world."

To submit your story idea or for more information, call (202) 588-6388 or email

Subscriptions: Call (800) 944-6847 or renew your subscription online. Change of address? Click here to login and change your address online, or e-mail

Receipt of Preservation magazine is a benefit of membership in the National Trust, the only national, private organization chartered by Congress to encourage public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects significant in American history. Trust programs and publications are made possible in part by membership dues and contributions. Articles and essays published in the magazine are works of journalism and not the official policy of the National Trust.

A one-year individual membership in the National Trust for Historic Preservation is $20 ($30 for family membership) and includes receipt of Preservation magazine and free or discounted admission to National Trust Historic Sites. Of the total amount of base dues, $6 is for subscription to Preservation. For new memberships, renewals, or change of address, call (800) 315-6847, or send an e-mail to

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Editor in Chief
Dennis Hockman

Managing Editor
Meghan Drueding

Field Editor, West Coast
Lauren Walser

Assistant Editor
Katherine Flynn

Editorial Assistant
Geoff Montes

Editorial Intern
Jamesha Gibson

Susan Cullen Anderson

Contributing Editors
Beth Duris, Paul Goldberger

Creative Director
Mary Prestera Butler

Contributing Art Director
Nicholas E. Torello

Rachael Marr

Contributing Photo Editor
Michael Green

Director, Digital Content
Julia Rocchi

Content Specialist
David Weible

Director of Advertising
Abigail Horrigan

Internships: Duties include fact checking, photo research, corresponding with readers and writers, and, depending on ability and desire, writing brief news stories for both the print and online editions. Internships vary in duration and are frequently used for college credit. An unpaid summer position is available to current students and recent graduates. A small stipend is available to long-term interns who have graduated from college and wish to remain with the magazine for six months. Summer and shorter-term interns and those still in college are generally not paid.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates should send a resume, previously published clips or academic writing samples, and a letter of introduction that includes the desired length of employment as well as journalistic and other aspirations to