Below is a short list of preservation related organizations. For some other organizations visit our resources page or view the list published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


“The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones. At every opportunity, AGS cooperates with groups that have similar interests.”

“We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.”

“Preservation Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training and through direct contact with elected representatives.”

“Collectively, the Main Street movement is the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country.”

“The trade association for organizations involved in cultural resources management work, ACRA works with government agencies at all levels (local, state, and federal), as well as nonprofits and companies. They provide education, advocacy, and resources such as salary surveys and regulatory information.”