Recently, the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program  created What Every American Should Know , an initiative that asks Americans to answer the question: “What do you think Americans should know to be civically and culturally literate?”
Through a series of blogs, they feature key terms submitted as responses to that question, exploring the context of those terms, and connecting history to modern day. Each of the terms highlighted in this series are significant historical properties and collections that have been preserved by Save America’s Treasures .
To find out more, click on the following links:
Established in 1999, the Save America’s Treasures  program is managed by the National Park Service, with the National Endowment Agencies, to preserve and protect nationally significant properties and collections for future generations of Americans. Stories of saving those treasures will be shared through partnership with the American Architectural Foundation.