Week 6: Spreading Love for Old Buildings at the Capitol!

This Valentine’s Day the Florida Trust spread the love for historic buildings at the Capitol! On February 14, the team visited legislators at the Capitol to share our Valentine’s Day buttons and spread awareness about the importance of historic preservation. The campaign offered a great opportunity to engage with lawmakers and staff and discuss historic […]

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Week 5: Continuing to Collaborate for Historic Preservation

Here are some updates on our strategic advocacy priorities from the Capitol this week: 1. Establish a State Historic Tax Credit Two days ago, the National Trust for Historic Preservation sent out an announcement in support of Senate Bill 1166 and HB 1183, the bills that, if passed, would introduce a state historic tax credit in Florida. After nearly

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Week 4: Advocacy that Bridges the Divide

News this week includes a pressing need for advocacy of the Main street Historical Tourism and Revitalization Act, Resiliency and Safe Structures Act heard in House and Senate committees Week four of the legislative session has been impactful: SB 1526, introducing the Resiliency and Safe Structures Act was amended in the Senate Environment and Natural

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Call For Speakers: Preservation on Main Street 2024

Preservation on Main Street, the annual conference organized by Florida Main Street and Florida Trust, will take place July 10-13, 2024, in Tallahassee. The city is also celebrating its bicentennial as Florida’s capital this year. We’re seeking speakers to share their insights on historic preservation, urban revitalization, archaeology, architecture, historic cemeteries, placemaking and placekeeping and more.

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Week 1: Florida’s Legislative Session 2024 Begins!

Despite challenging weather, the Florida Legislative Session began this Wednesday with each lawmaker receiving a Florida Trust coaster in their new offices. The coasters feature the skylight from the Historic Florida Capitol and remind us how close we came to losing that historic building to demolition. This story truly undermines the importance and value of

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Preserving Florida’s Heritage Through the 11 to Save Grant Fund

Florida is a land of vibrant colors and rich history, where every shade tells a story. In 2023, we embarked on a journey to explore the colors that embody the essence of Florida’s heritage. From the cheerful pinks of the Ringling Museum to the bold reds of the Riley House in Tallahassee, these colors are

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11 to Save Grant Fund: $5,000 Awarded to Mt. Olive AME Church

Tallahassee, Fla. November 30, 2023 – In its second 11 to Save Grant Fund cycle, the Florida Trust awarded $5,000 to Mt. Olive AME Church in Jacksonville, marking a significant step in preserving Florida’s historical landmarks. Founded in 1887, the Mount Olive A.M.E. Church was built in 1922 and was one of the most significant

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