New Save America’s Treasures Travel Blog New Save America’s Treasures Travel Blog

Perhaps one of the most important preservation programs in the last 50 years, Save America’s Treasures (SAT) was created when First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton began her “national treasure tours” in 1998 to bring attention to the nation’s crumbling and irreplaceable cultural and historic legacy. Fourteen years later Save America’s Treasures hasgalvanized public and private efforts in every state in keeping this legacy alive. Every one of its grants represents the efforts of hundreds of communities and thousands of individuals to rescue, restore and save these irreplaceable resources, which illustrate, interpret and embody the great events, ideas and individuals that contributed to this nation’s democratic ideals and achievements.

New Save America’s Treasures Travel Blog Save America's Treasures (SAT) projects offer powerful, but often  invisible lessons in our nation's culture and history. Tour America's Treasures showcases these stories and SAT's mosaic of history, culture and traditions, providing a new tool  for residents and visitors to explore America.
These efforts and the stories embedded in all the Save America’s Treasures projects will be told in a new travel blog, “Tour America's Treasures”. For the first time the dazzling diversity of who we were and who we are as a nation as reflected in the more than 1,230 Save America's Treasures projects will be told. The blog is a new resource for travelers who want to experience the aspirations, achievements and wonders of this country and anyone else who wants to travel through time and history without leaving their couch. The author of the new blog Lee Price is the Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, which worked on a number of different Save America’s Treasures projects.

According to his blog he plans to do a six-year tour of SAT projects divided into geographical clusters of six to fifteen sites. The blog creates walking tours and offers an inside look at documents and collections that may not be readily available to the public, adding color and context to the traveler’s experience. Since Philadelphia is his hometown, he begins with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and its SAT project, which conserved the handwritten draft of the United States Constitution, as well as the printer’s proof of the Declaration of Independence, a copy of the “Star Spangled Banner” signed by Francis Scott Key, two copies of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and the diary of George Washington’s secretary Tobias Lear. From there Price moves on to

The blog will be a new resource for travelers who want to experience the aspirations, achievements and wonders of this country and anyone else who wants to travel through time and history without leaving their couch. The author of the new blog Lee Price is the Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, which worked on a number of different Save America’s Treasures projects.

According to his blog he plans to do a six-year tour of SAT projects divided into geographical clusters of six to 15 sites. The blog creates walking tours and offers an inside look at documents and collections that may not be readily available to the public, adding color and context to the traveler’s experience. Since Philadelphia is his hometown, he begins with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and its SAT project, which conserved the handwritten draft of the United States Constitution, as well as the he printer’s proof of the Declaration of Independence, a copy of the “Star Spangled Banner” signed by Francis Scott Key, two copies of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and the diary of George Washington’s secretary Tobias Lear.  From there he moves on to nearby SAT projects—houses of worship, ships and buildings and structures all of which reveal the many facets of the American experience.