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
Robert W. Grzywacz, Second Vice President
Susan Jacobson, Secretary
Charlotte Rea, Assistant Secretary
Susan Godshall, Treasurer
Glenn A. Trunkfield, Assistant Treasurer

Nancy V. Ahern
Joseph Banks
Leon Bailey
Julia Baldini
Jason Bischoff-Wurstle (serves on the Executive Committee at the President’s invitation)
A.H. Chadderdon
Elsie B. Chapman
Charles T. Clark
Duo Dickinson
Channing C. Harris
Sara Jamison
Karin Krochmal
Marianne Mazan (serves on the Executive Committee at the President’s invitation)
Roberta Pilette
Alan Plattus
Linda Silva
Carla Weil

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