Tuesday, February 2, 2010

President Proposes Termination of Two National Preservation Programs

In his new budget proposal to Congress, President Obama has called for the termination of the Save America's Treasures and Preserve America programs.

Save America's Treasures has helped preserved three major New Castle buildings: The New Castle Court House, The George Read II House, and the Bellanca Service Hanger on Rt. 273.

Elsewhere in Delaware it has funded the preservation of the Grand Opera House, the Smyrna Opera House, Gibralter, the Lewes Maritime Park, the Overfalls Lightship, & Andrew Wyeth paintings.

Preserve America promotes tourism in historic communities. Delaware communities that have benefited from the Preserve America program include Dover, Milton, and Lewes.

To read more about these budget cuts, take a look at this entry from the NationalTrust's PreservationNation blog.