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2014 Honor Award: Preserving Our Nation’s Heritage


The National Building Museum presents its Honor Award to leaders who have shaped our heritage, definied our culture, developed our communities, and crafted our built environment. Individually, they have advanced our building arts and sciences. Collectively, their legacy is profound.

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On April 1, 2014, the National Building Museum will host the 2014 Honor Award Gala to recognize two worthy recipients, Mrs. Laura Bush and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, for their work to preserve our nation's architectural and cultural heritage.

Mrs. Bush has demonstrated a strong commitment to historic preservation through her active participation in initiatives such as Taking Care of Texas, the Texas Courthouse Preservation Initiative, the White House restoration, and her leadership with organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Foundation, and the Trust for the National Mall.

Chartered by Congress in 1949, the National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities by providing leadership, education, advocacy, and resources. As an organization, the National Trust strives to create a cultural legacy that is as diverse as the nation itself so that all of us can take pride in our part of the American story. The National Trust's work has inspired millions of Americans to save the places where history happens, transforming communities from the places where we live into the places that we love. The National Trust's many historic sites include Phillip Johnson's Glass House in New Caanan, CT; President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C.; and Villa Finale in San Antonio, TX.

John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., and Michael Beschloss, presidential historian for NBC News and commentator for PBS NewsHour, will serve as tribute speakers.

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2014 Honor Award Gala

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7 pm
National Building Museum
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VIP ticket holders and sponsors at the Bronze level and above, are invited to a VIP Reception beginning at 6:30 pm.

Sponsorship and Tickets

Your sponsorship and support of the Honor Award Gala enables the National Building Museum to teach and inspire people about the world we build for ourselves. The Museum's exhibitions, education programs, publications, and community outreach emphasize the importance of the building arts and sciences.

Learn more about sponsorship levels and register now.

View the 2014 Gala Committee.

Learn the history of the National Building Museum's Honor Award.

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