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
Bruce R. Peabody, President
Pedro Soto, First Vice President
Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Second Vice President
A.H. Chadderdon, Secretary
Charlotte Rea, Assistant Secretary
Susan Godshall, Treasurer
Rona Johnston, Assistant Treasurer

Leon Bailey
Margaret Chambers
Elsie B. Chapman
Duo Dickinson
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
Jill Martin
Marianne Mazan (serves on the Executive Committee at the President’s invitation)
Roberta Pilette
Alan Plattus
Glenn Trunkfield

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