Tired of partisan politics? Looking for a place where both parties can unite on a common issue?
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On the topic of historic preservation, all three congressional members representing Guilford County agree: it’s a great thing! So much so, that our three representatives; Howard Coble (R-NC), Brad Miller, (D-NC), and Mel Watt (D-NC) are members of the 2007 Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus. Members of the Caucus unite to support and encourage the preservation and thoughtful redevelopment of historic places in their districts as a matter of national policy. The caucus also serves as a clearinghouse for members seeking information and sharing ideas on preservation issues and opportunities, including rehabilitation, tourism, revitalization of older districts, and American history. It’s icing on the cake that our own Brad Miller is a co-chair of the Caucus. Truly, here is the heart of historic preservation!
The Caucus will create and examine legislative proposals regarding historic preservation and history developed or introduced by Members to determine the need, effects and potential support. It will also create opportunities for Members and their staff to interact with preservation professionals and supporters through visits to historic sites, lectures, and seminars.
Maybe it’s our Guilford Battleground National Military Park, maybe it’s our fledgling International Civil Rights Museum. Maybe it’s our vibrant Old Greensborough Historic District. Perhaps it’s all of these things that encourage our leaders in Washington to continue their support of historic preservation.
In the meantime, pat yourself on the back, Guilford County. In the world of national politics, we are all in agreement that preservation is a good thing!
To learn more about the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus and their roster of members, please visit the National Trust’s information website.