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Good News For Historic Madison

March 13, 2009

I am one of those who feel strongly about preserving the historic nature of Madison.  Be they old homes and architectural styles, or old places of business it is vital that we honor the past and work to never let it slip away.

As such this delights me.

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation received an $87,500 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, funds the organization will use to hire its first full-time staff member.

The Madison Trust is one of 21 recipients of the second round of the $5 million in Partners in the Field matching grants, a multi-year grant program that strengthens the efforts of state and local preservation organizations across the country.

“This grant is a huge step forward for our organization,” said Madison Trust President James Westring. “By allowing us to hire our first full-time staff person, the Partners in the Field grant will enable us to create a greater presence in the community and increase preservation awareness and productivity in Madison.”

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit organization established in 1974 to help preserve the architectural and historical heritage of the greater Madison area through advocacy and education. The Trust hosts walking tours in city neighborhoods this summer and later this spring will announce its annual Preservation Awards.

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