Does the National Trust Have Resources on these Topics?Updated
Membership: Look for advertisements from historic product and service providers in the National Trust's Preservation magazine. Preservation is one of the many benefits for becoming a member of the National Trust. Preservation magazine advertises for all preservation related historic hardware, furnishings, and consultants. Other benefits include free or discounted admission to our historic sites, a 10% discount in our gift shops and on our publications, and opportunities to participate in our study tours. To become a member of the National Trust, click here.
Forum: The National Trust Forum membership program is for preservation professionals. Forum membership includes Forum Journal, Forum News, access to the password-protected web site Forum Online as well as full membership privileges to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Forum resources allow preservation professionals to share information, offer useful tips, and stay informed on current issues in the preservation field. Recent discussions on the Forum Online list serve covered topics such as replacing historic windows, historic paint colors, and legal guidelines for historic preservation contractors. For more information or to become a member, click here.
Information Center: The National Trust's Information Center answers all general questions for the Trust. The Information Center also produces information sheets on various topics including restoring historic houses and buildings, moving historic structures, and careers in preservation. To contact the Information Center, call (202) 588-6164, or e-mail email@example.com.
Plan to attend the National Trust's National Preservation Conference, which is held each fall. The Conference provides all-important know-how, innovative ideas, and inspiration for persons saving America's historic places and revitalizing communities. The Conference is the premier educational and networking event for community leaders, volunteers, and staff of the historic preservation movement.
The National Trust's Preservation Books offers a variety of helpful publications. Topics include caring for historic homes, floor covering for historic buildings, historic lighting, historic paint colors, repairing old windows, historic fabrics and historic wallpaper. Titles include:
- The New Old House Starter Kit
- Fabrics for Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproduction Fabrics
- Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproductions
- Walls and Molding: How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster
- Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings
- Housekeeping for Historic Homes and House Museums
The publishing firm Wiley carries many books related to architecture, preservation, and interior design. They also carry a selection of books which were published by the National Trust prior to 1995. Visit their website to find titles such as For Historic Buildings; A Guide to Selecting Reproduction, Lighting, Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings; Frank Lloyd Wright Domestic Architecture and Objects; Color for Interior Architecture.