Flagler College receives preservation grant


A $3,500 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation will enable Flagler College to sponsor workshops on historic preservation and sea level rise.

Provided in collaboration with the Florida Preservation Services Fund and the Thorne Southern Intervention Fund, the grant will be used to underwrite participation by Lisa Craig, historic preservation officer for the city of Annapolis, in three workshops addressing historic preservation and sea level rise. Flagler will sponsor one workshop, “Historic Preservation, Building Codes, and Resiliency Workshop,” to be held Nov. 15-16. The goal is to use St. Augustine as a model to develop resiliency best practices for other southern coastal communities, in Florida and beyond, by addressing man-made resources through geographic, cultural, socio-economic and political lenses. 

“Organizations like Flagler College help to ensure that communities and towns all across America retain their unique sense of place,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We are honored to provide a grant to Flagler College, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage.”

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds range from $2,500 to $5,000 and have provided more than $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns.