Historic places bring the past to life, unlike lightning, which brings the past to the top of a windmill before setting the windmill on fire. Wander into less vague moral waters with today's deal for membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get a one-year family membership (a $30 value).
- For $10, you get an one-year individual membership (a $20 value).
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to protecting and restoring America's historic places. A one-year membership accommodates either savvy singles or nuclear-powered family units, netting insiders free or discounted entry at historic sites such as the Gaylord Building, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio. On the way to these story- and ghost-laden locales, members enjoy 10% off the best available rates at affiliated Historic Hotels of America, a collection of more than 150 historic hotels throughout the country, each possessing unique architectural and intellectual lures. Trust members also receive bimonthly updates via Preservation magazine, the society's review of American historical sites featuring in-depth articles and gossip about which buildings have had their façades redone. Visit the National Historic Landmark Headquarters in Washington's Dupont Circle or other trust locations across the country, including Hegeler Carus Mansion, the Indian Agency House, and the Normal Theater.
While there aren't any online reviews for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, many members wrote letters to the editor of the trust's magazine Preservation, commenting on their memberships. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has more than 18,800 Facebook fans.
- We've been NTHP members for a few years now and I just wanted to…express how much I look forward to the Preservation magazine showing up monthly. I enjoy reading it from cover to cover and discovering how NTHP is promoting the saving of our architectural heritage. – Michael B., Letter to the Editor