Project Highlight - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Hurricane Sandy blew through the Bronx causing damage to the Bartow-Pell grounds, but sparing the historic museum. Volunteers have worked hard to clear the grounds, and now efforts can return to repair and restoration of the mansion interior.
The Bartow-Pell Mansion is a National Historic Landmark and part of New York City’s largest park. Volunteers play a key role in its continued preservation, and this is your chance to lend a hand. Register today!
Nominate a Project
Know of a significant historic building or site that needs preservation, stabilization or restoration? Help save it by nominating it for an AiP project! We review potential projects, both in the US and around the world, on a regular basis. AiP’s interdisciplinary preservation experts and citizen preservationists can help bring selected projects to life, safeguarding heritage for generations to come. Preservation begins with you - Nominate a project today!
We're Looking for a Few Good Board Members
AiP has recently embarked on an ambitious plan to grow the organization and enhance our effectiveness. With 36 projects in 7 countries under our belt, we know there is a lot more we can be doing to safeguard cultural heritage, foster community sustainability and provide amazing travel experiences. But we can’t do it alone. We need a few more people on our Board of Directors working to fulfill our potential. So if you’ve got the travel bug, or love old buildings, or are a proven fundraiser, or want to get involved for any other reason, contact Judith. We’d love to have you “on board”!
What is an 'Adventure in Preservation' Anyway?
AiP trips include much more than preservation work. The preservation benefits are real, but so is the opportunity to explore the history and culture of our project locations. Consider the excitement of traveling to Gjirokastra, Albania where you’ll glimpse hundreds of years of the city’s history as you wander the steep cobblestone streets of the old town.
AiP adventures also provide ease of travel as you meet, work and explore with a small group of new friends. Learn more about a volunteer vacation that takes you off the beaten path to one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Fundraise for Your Trip
Crowdfunding is a great way to underwrite your adventure in preservation. Money raised via platforms such as Volunteer Forever can be used for your project fee, your travel expenses, even a donation to to AiP to support the project you'll be working on. You can find more fundraising tips here on our website.