[Action Alert] Our campaign to save Chautauqua's historic Amphitheater is not over!
December 16, 2015
[Action Alert] Our campaign to save Chautauqua’s historic Amphitheater is not over!
Thanks to Amp supporters around the country, we are hearing a growing call for a delay in the demolition process, especially given recent news that destroying this one-of-a-kind structure simply to make way for a replica would actually cost much more than projected.
With the December 30th meeting of the Institution’s Board of Trustees fast approaching, we’re asking you to take action by sending a letter of support to firstname.lastname@example.org. All messages received will be compiled and delivered to each of the Trustees. You can read PBN’s letter which was just submitted here.
For well over a year, PBN has taken considerable action to help save the Amp, including:
- Nominating the Amp to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s flagship program – National Treasures. These are historic buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and landscapes across the country that face an uncertain future and whose loss would have national implications. Others include the Washington National Cathedral in the District of Columbia, the New York State Pavilion in Queens, the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, and the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
- Partnering with the National Trust and the Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater to collect over 10,000 signatures from around the country in support of restoring the Amp.
- Serving on the advisory panel formed by the Institution’s Board of Trustees at the recommendation of the National Park Service to help identify the character defining features of the Amp.
Today, we continue to be engaged because we believe the Amp is not only the heart and soul of Chautauqua – it’s a place that matters to Western New York and to the rest of the country. We hope that you’ll join us in advocating for it to be saved for future generations.