About Us

Our Mission: To honor and preserve New Haven’s architectural heritage — historic buildings and neighborhoods — through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

Since its founding in 1961, the Trust has played a key role in the preservation and restoration of the New Haven Free Public Library, the New Haven Post Office and Federal Building, New Haven City Hall, the John Davies Mansion, Union Station, and countless private residences and commercial buildings throughout the city. Through advocacy, distribution of information, historic research, tours, and private consultations, the Trust continues to be New Haven’s advocate for the centuries-old architectural heritage that defines our city.

The New Haven Preservation Trust is a private, 501(c )(3) charitable organization.

Board of Directors
Rona Johnston, President
Charlotte Rea, First Vice President
Leon Bailey, Second Vice President
Roberta Pilette, Secretary
Susan Godshall, Treasurer

Jason Bischoff-Wurstle
A.H. Chadderdon
Margaret Chambers
Elsie B. Chapman
Carol Cheney
Michael Chiarappa
Duo Dickinson
Amy Durbin
Joseph Dzeda
Robert W. Grzywacz (serves on the Executive Committee at the President’s invitation)
Channing Harris
Susan Jacobson (serves on the Executive Committee at the President’s invitation)
Patricia E. Kane
Yesook Kim
Karin Krochmal (serves on the Executive Committee at the President’s invitation)
Jill Martin
Bruce R. Peabody
Roberta Pilette
Alan Plattus
Pedro Soto

Advisors
Katherine Bennett
Edward S.K. Bottomley
Karyn Gilvarg
Melanie Ginter
Bruce W.J. Graham
Katharine Mace Learned
Preston Maynard
Marianne Mazan
Elise Parker
Doris B. Townshend
C. Michael Tucker
Christopher Wigren