As Kentucky's oldest non-profit historic preservation organization, the Blue Grass Trust offers leadership, expertise, and inspiration to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky. Our ongoing mission is to preserve and protect the historic built environment and the heritage of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Through advocacy, activism, and education, we pursue this mission every day.


We invite you to become a part of this critically important mission and join in the exciting work of the BGT by becoming a member and participating in our preservation and education programs. To learn more about these programs and the preservation initiatives of the Trust, please sign up to receive our emails, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or contact us.

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BGT Plaque Program

The BGT Plaque Program is probably the most visible program of the Trust. The familiar BGT plaque calls attention to buildings of architectural or historical significance that are at least 50 years old. In total, over 900 plaques have been awarded since the program began in the early 1970s. To apply for a plaque, please contact us or click the button below to download an application.

National Historic Preservation Month

May is National Preservation Month, which the BGT celebrates each year by planning a variety of public events. Kicking off the events on May 1 is a birthday celebration of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, with a free, open-house tour at Latrobe's Pope Villa at 326 Grosvenor Avenue.  

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Upcoming BGT Events