National Trust for Historic Preservation
In 1981, Margaret Hall left her family estate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the benefit of her community. It exists today as a historic site museum and community cultural center.
The estate is one of 26 sites nationwide that are owned by the National Trust, but it is operated by a local, non-profit Board of Trustees. Brucemore, Inc., exists "to engage the public in the history, traditions, resources, and on-going preservation of Brucemore for the enrichment of the community."
The National Trust for Historic Preservation was created in 1949 with an initial purpose of acquiring and administering historic sites. Today, the National Trust "works to save America's historic places for the next generation" by advocating and working with local preservation groups and governments to preserve America's rich architectural heritage.