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About Oatlands

Oatlands, Inc. is the steward of Oatlands, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a National Historic Site. Oatlands, Inc. is a self-supporting non-profit organization which receives no government funding. 

Oatlands is governed and supported by our Board of Directors. The Executive Director is Bonnie LePard.

Oatlands is a rich resource for our community, state, and nation.  We provide historical, educational and recreational experiences to our many visitors.  Your involvement, membership, and donations help us to provide the visitor experience and educational programs that are at the core of our mission. 

Our wonderful full and part-time staff members and volunteers raise funds, care for the property, provide tours and educational programs, host events, run the gift shop, and much more.

Oatlands was given to the public by the Eustis family in 1965 and has been open to the public since 1966.  We honor their generosity and the philanthropic support of many more over the past five decades.

Please contact Oatlands' Development Director Matt Kraycinovich or Executive Director Bonnie LePard if you would like to become a supporter of this beautiful site and our many programs. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Oatlands for many years to come.

 

Oatlands Board of Directors

Oatlands Staff

FAQs

What is the National Trust for Historic Preservation?

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.

Chartered by Congress in 1949, the organization is now supported entirely by private contributions. We take direct on-the-ground action when historic buildings and sites are threatened. Our work helps build vibrant, sustainable communities. We advocate with governments to save America’s heritage. We strive to create a cultural legacy as diverse as the nation itself so that all of us can take pride in our part of the American story.

Thanks to more than 300,000 members and supporters, and partnerships with hundreds of preservation organizations from coast to coast, the National Trust is recognized as the leader of the historic preservation movement in the United States.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation:

  • Provides cutting-edge leadership on pressing preservation priorities.
  • Operates a network of historic sites.
  • Advocates with governments to save America's heritage.
  • Provides leadership, education and resources to preservation leaders and grassroots advocates nationwide.

What is a National Historic Landmark?

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction.