On May 9, First Lady Laura Bush presented the 2007 Preserve America Presidential Awards in a ceremony at the White House. The awards are the highest national honor recognizing historic preservation projects.
Among the winners for the Private Preservation category was National Coalition for History member The History Channel for its “Save Our History” grant program. The History Channel was recognized for its efforts both nationwide and for a special initiative with New York City.
The other winner in the private preservation category was a private sector revitalization effort in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The two winners in the Heritage Tourism category were the U.S.S. Midway Museum in San Diego and the Natchitoches-–Cane River Region Tourism in Louisiana.