I’ll copy this right from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, because they say it best. But the gist is that they gave $1 million to 14 Boston-area sites, and now those sites are opening up for free or reduced admission on Saturday, September 17. Got it? Now read more.

Don’t miss Partners in Preservation Open House Day-September 17, 2011

Two years after American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Partners in Preservation program gave $1 million to historic sites throughout Greater Boston, you now have the chance to see first-hand how these historic places are thriving.

On September 17, fourteen historic places that received grant funds from American Express through the highly successful Partners in Preservation program will be open to the public for free or reduced-price admission. Sites will feature musical performances, children’s activities, and lectures and tours focusing on recent restoration projects. Don’t miss the opportunity to see how $1 million and community support have catalyzed the successful preservation of historic sites throughout Greater Boston.

For more information on this event and itineraries to help you make your way around Greater Boston on September 17, please visit our website at www.partnersinpreservation.com/Boston.

Participating historic places include:

  • Edgell Memorial Library (Framingham, MA)
  • José Mateo Ballet Theatre (Cambridge, MA)
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (Concord, MA)
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop (Amesbury, MA)
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, MA)
  • Museum of African American History (Boston, MA)
  • Old North Church (Boston, MA)
  • Old Ship Meeting House (Hingham, MA)
  • Paragon Carousel (Hull, MA)
  • Paul Revere House (Boston, MA)
  • Salem Old Town Hall (Salem, MA)
  • Schooner Adventure (Gloucester, MA)
  • United First Parish Church, “Church of the Presidents” (Quincy, MA)
  • Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture (Boston, MA)

About Partners in Preservation

Partners in Preservation is a program of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation designed to help preserve historic places, engage the community in preservation, drive tourism and stimulate economic development. The program also seeks to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of  their communities.

Beginning September 20th, communities around the country will once again be asked to help American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation decide which historic sites should receive funding; this time in the Twin Cities. To join the vote, ‘Like’ Partners in Preservation on Facebook.