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News about the activities of National Park Service - the federal program charged with the care of our National Parks.  Policy news and announcements will be posted here, along with information about the over 400 historic, sacred and beautiful sites throughout the NPS System.  

Arcadia to Publish Xiomaro's Photo Book on Historic Weir Farm - NEW!
Contributed by Ari Vartan
Posted: October 23, 2017

  Wilton, CT: The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park unit and the only one dedicated to American painting, will be authored by Xiomaro, the park’s...

The National Park Service Announces 2017 Director’s Partnership Award Recipients
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 5, 2017

  WASHINGTON – The recipients of the 2017 National Park Service Director’s Partnership Awards are being recognized for providing fantastic opportunities for people to connect with amazing places...

National Park Service Releases Reconstruction Era Theme Study
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 31, 2017

  WASHINGTON – On the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to former slaves freed after the Civil War, the National Park Service today published a theme...

National Park Service awards more than $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 7, 2017

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced today the apportionment of $1,752,073 for 27 maritime heritage grants to applicants in 13 states and the District of Columbia. In partnership with the U.S....

National Park Service Announces $1.6 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 9, 2017

  WASHINGTON – Today, the National Park Service announced $1.6 million in grants to fund preservation, restoration and education projects at several Japanese American confinement sites. The 14 grantees in...

President Proposes $2.55 Billion FY18 Budget for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 25, 2017

  WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump today proposed a $2.55 billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the National Park Service (NPS), including funding increases for top Trump Administration priorities like...

National Park Service and National Park Foundation Launch Parks 101, Uncovering National Park Stories You’ve Never Heard Before To Celebrate National Park Week
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 17, 2017

  WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) Turns out there’s a lot more to national parks than you thought. In conjunction with this year’s National Park Week from April 15 through 23, the National Park Service...

Her Hand in History: National Park Service Commemorates Women’s History Month
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 9, 2017

  WASHINGTON – From factory workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, to spies and nurses on Civil War battlefields, to national leaders like Eleanor Roosevelt, women continue to dramatically shape the history of...

Job Announcement for Professional Archaeologist and/or Cultural Anthropologist, Yap State Historic Preservation Office, DY&CA (Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia)
Contributed by Yap State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: February 16, 2017

  Job Announcement: Professional Archaeologist and/or Cultural Anthropologist The priority is with the professional archeology followed by cultural anthropology services

Ten Important African American Sites You Might Not Know
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 16, 2017

  From the bustling streets of Manhattan to the quiet wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the National Park Service preserves many pivotal, but lesser known, sites related to the African American...

NPS/HPF Grants Funds Audit Project, Yap State Historic Preservation Office, DY&CA
Contributed by Yap State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: February 8, 2017

  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) INVITATION TO BID FOR THE “NPS/HPF Grants Funds Audit Project” The Yap State Historic Preservation Office (YSHPO)...

Announcing the 2017 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Robert Arzola
Posted: February 7, 2017

  The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared...

Advocacy Alert! We Need You to Help Protect the Historic Tax Credit!
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: January 21, 2017

  With a new Congress in place and a new Administration taking over Washington DC today, there is an urgent need for advocacy to protect the Historic Tax Credit, the Federal Government's largest...

National Park Service Announces Over $7.5 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights Movement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 12, 2017

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced funding for 39 projects in over 20 states that will preserve and highlight the sites and stories associated with the Civil Rights Movement and...

Secretary of the Interior's 2016 Historic Preservation Awards - Call for Nominations
Contributed by David Banks
Posted: December 28, 2016

  Secretary of the Interior’s 2016 Historic Preservation Award CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Recognizing the Outstanding Contributions of Employees in a Federal...

NPS seeks Supervisory Visual Information Specialist and Supervisory Cultural Resources Training Manager (Natchitoches, LA & Washington, DC)
Contributed by Andy Ferrell
Posted: December 14, 2016

  The National Park Service is seeking a Supervisory Visual Information Specialist and a Supervisory Cultural Resources Training Manager to work in the Office of Science, Technology,...

National Park Service Plans to Partially Re-Open Martin Luther King, Jr., Birth Home in Early 2017
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 1, 2016

  ATLANTA – After temporarily closing the childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in August for safety reasons, the National Park Service is optimistic that the first floor will be repaired and re-opened...

Archaeological Evaluation, Inventory Assessment and Research Design for Future Projects, Yap State Historic Preservation Office (Yap, Micronesia)
Contributed by Yap State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: November 30, 2016

  The Yap State Historic Preservation Office (YSHPO) of the Department of Youth and Civic Affairs is soliciting for bids from qualified individuals or firms (Contractor) to conduct an intensive archaeological...

Intensive Archaeological Survey of the Mangyol Stone Money Banks Cultural Site and Surrounding Areas, Yap State Historic Preservation Office (Yap, Micronesia)
Contributed by Yap State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: November 30, 2016

  The Yap State Historic Preservation Office (YSHPO) of the Department of Youth and Civic Affairs is soliciting for bids from qualified individuals or firms (Contractor) to conduct an intensive archaeological...

NPS/HPF Grants Funds Audit Project, Yap State Historic Preservation Office, DY&CA (Yap, Micronesia)
Contributed by Yap State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: November 28, 2016

  The Yap State Historic Preservation Office (YSHPO) hereby solicits for professional assistance to perform an audit for Yap State Historic Preservation Office. The professional qualifications include a...

Yap, FSM - RULL MUNICIPALITY RECONNAISSANCE LEVEL SURVEY OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC PROPERTIES AND RESOURCES (Yap, Micronesia)
Contributed by Yap State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: November 28, 2016

  The Yap State Historic Preservation Office (YSHPO) hereby solicits for professional assistance to perform a survey for Yap State Historic Preservation Office. The minimum professional qualification is...

National Park Service Report Highlights $9.4 Billion in Private Investment in Historic Preservation across America
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 1, 2016

  WASHINGTON – Projects certified through the National Park Service’s Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program in Fiscal Year 2015 contributed more than $9.4 billion in output in terms of goods...

The National Center Announces Call for Proposals for 2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants Program
Contributed by Andy Ferrell
Posted: September 26, 2016

  The Call for Proposals is now available for the 2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants...

National Park Service Providing Historic Preservation Support to American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 1, 2016

  The National Park Service today announced the awarding of $531,187 in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 16 American Indian tribes to support the protection of America's native cultures.

National Park Service Announces Availability of New Civil Rights Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 17, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today opened the application period for new grants to preserve and highlight the sites and stories related to the African American struggle for equality in...

Partners in Training – Call for Proposals – Fall 2016 (Historic Preservation Education Foundation)
Contributed by Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF)
Posted: August 16, 2016

  The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) initiative, Partners in Training, furthers our mission of providing training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology....

National Park Service Providing Preservation Technology and Training Grants across the Country
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 20, 2016

  WASHINGTON –The National Park Service announced today $324,700 in grants to fund research, training, and online and social media projects that promote innovative uses of technology in the preservation...

National Park Service Awards More Than $1.6 million to Protect Civil War and Revolutionary War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 13, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 2016 to preserve 397.61 acres at 11 of America’s battlefields. The...

The Votes Are In: Partners in Preservation Awards $2 Million in Grants for Projects in National Parks
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: July 6, 2016

  American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the winners of the Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign. The winning parks, determined by a popular vote,...

National Park Service Convenes Experts to Highlight a Century of Design in Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 28, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) has concluded a three-day symposium in Santa Fe, New Mexico to celebrate the iconic design unique to national parks as part of its ongoing centennial celebration.

ABPP Announces FY16 Planning Grant Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2016

  More than $1.19 million in National Park Service grants will be used to help preserve and protect America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield...

National Park Service Awards over $1 Million to Preserve American Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2016

  WASHINGTON –The National Park Service announced today $1.19 million grants to support 20 projects at significant battlefields across the country. The projects will research, document, or interpret dozens...

Secretary Jewell Honors Historic Preservation Leaders for Extraordinary Work in Their Communities
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 17, 2016

  WASHINGTON – As President Obama and his family prepare to spend Father’s Day weekend at Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite – one of the first places protected by a U.S. President – this weekend, U.S. Secretary...

National Park Service Provides Educators New Resource on History of Segregation and Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 8, 2016

  WASHINGTON: Play ball! Educators have a new resource to help teach young and old alike about segregation and baseball history. The National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) has published...

Job Opening: NPS– Historic Preservation Training Center -– Preservation Maintenance Worker/Masonry – Frederick, MD
Contributed by Emma Savely
Posted: June 7, 2016

  Length: Full-time, 10 + week positions, (2 positions being offered) Location: Based out of Frederick, MD at HPTC Training Center Living Allowance: $492 per...

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places (Parks Canada)
Contributed by Parks Canada
Posted: May 13, 2016

  NEW! The Guidelines and Application Forms are now available for the newly expanded National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places. Through Budget 2016’s investment in social infrastructure,...

National Park Service Awards $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 13, 2016

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis yesterday announced $2.8 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants to fund educational programs, preservation projects, memorials,...

National Parks Take The Park Experience To Austin In Celebration Of The @NatlParkService Centennial
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 3, 2016

  Austin, TX (May 3, 2016) – As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, the National Park Service will partner with the National Park Foundation to launch a series of special events called Park Exchange...

National Park Service Awards over $56 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 2, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced today the awarding of $46.9 million for historic preservation grants to every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia, in addition to $9.8 million...

National Park Service Awards $2.58 Million in Matching Grants for Maritime Heritage Education and Preservation Projects in 19 States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 27, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the award of $2.58 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects in 19 states...

National Park Service Launches Redesigned Website
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 18, 2016

  WASHINGTON – – The National Park Service (NPS) has launched a redesigned NPS.gov website. The website has a new look and added features to help visitors...

National Park Visitor Spending Contributes $32 Billion to Economy
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 18, 2016

  WASHINGTON – Spending by a record number of national park visitors in 2015 provided a $32 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 295,000 jobs, according to a report released today by National...

National Park Service - Architect Vacancy (Boston, MA)
Contributed by Giles Parker
Posted: April 1, 2016

  After months of re-imagining the role of the National Park Service in Boston and creating the right kinds of positions for a dynamic new organization, the “National Parks of Boston” is announcing...

Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Of The National Park Service Commemorative Coins Now Available For Purchase
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 25, 2016

  WASHINGTON (March 25, 2016) – The National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, and the United States Mint announced today that limited edition coins honoring the National Park Service Centennial...

National Park Service Handbook Offers Insight into Complex History of Reconstruction
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 21, 2016

  WASHINGTON – Today, the National Park Service announced the publication of its official handbook on the Reconstruction Era, one of the most complicated, poorly understood, and significant periods...

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Releases Annual Report to Congress
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 14, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has released the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee’s

Arlington Memorial Bridge Deterioration Illustrates Nationwide Need for National Park Road Maintenance Funds
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 3, 2016

  WASHINGTON – Arlington Memorial Bridge – the symbolic entry to Washington, D.C. and its iconic monument core – needs a major overhaul or it will have to be closed in 2021. An inspection...

President’s FY 2017 Budget Requests $3.1 Billion for National Park Service to Invest in the Next Century of America’s National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 9, 2016

  President’s FY 2017 Budget Requests $3.1 Billion for National Park Service to Invest in the Next Century of America’s National Parks WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget request for fiscal...

National Parks Maintenance Backlog Reaches $11.9 Billion
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 5, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) this week released its Fiscal Year 2015 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.93 billion nationwide total is a $440 million increase from...

NPS Announces Centennial Challenge Projects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 29, 2016

  Cost Share Partnerships Grow $15 Million Appropriation to Nearly $48 Million WASHINGTON – This week, the National Park Service (NPS) announced nearly $48 million of Centennial Challenge...

TICRAT | arizona 2016 Earthen Architecture Workshop
Contributed by Brooks Jeffery
Posted: January 27, 2016

  The Missions Initiative is pleased to invite you to TICRAT | arizona 2016, a bi-national, hands-on workshop focused on techniques and strategies for conserving and restoring earthen architecture and components...

Nearly $800,000 Goes to Fund Arts Projects in National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 8, 2015

  WASHINGTON – America’s national parks have inspired artists for generations. As the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service commemorate milestone anniversaries in 2015 and 2016, the...

National Park Service Director Jarvis Encourages Congressional Support for National Park Service Centennial
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 2, 2015

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today highlighted key provisions included in the Obama Administration’s National Park Service centennial proposal and a draft bill from House...

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 19, 2015

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Designs for commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) were unveiled today during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior. NPS Director...

National Park Service Awards over $500,000 to Protect over 180 acres at 3 Civil War Battlefields in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 3, 2015

  WASHINGTON, DC – National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to help preserve over 180 acres...

Every Kid in a Park Heads to the Classroom: New Partnership with Scholastic Announced at NYC Event
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 29, 2015

  WASHINGTON – A new partnership with Scholastic will bring national parks into thousands of classrooms as part of the Every Kid in a Parkprogram. Scholastic has joined the nationwide effort started...

A New Lesson Online Plan Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 18, 2015

  A New Lesson Online Plan Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 WASHINGTON – The National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places and HISTORY®...

2016 ABPP Planning Grant Applications Available
Contributed by
Posted: October 2, 2015

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments to submit applications...

National Park Service Announces $106,500 in Preservation Technology and Training Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 1, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of three Preservation Technology and Training grants totaling $106,500. Administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology...

National Park Service Reports Historic Investments in 2014 Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 15, 2015

  WASHINGTON – Private investment in historic preservation is alive and well, as outlined in a series of reports on the National Park Service’s Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program. ...

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to 2 Indian Tribes and 1 Museum
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 11, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of three Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act(NAGPRA) repatriation and consultation grants totaling $90,000. The...

Administration Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 1, 2015

  WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration...

Now Accepting Nominations for the Secretary of the Interior's 2015 Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by David M. Banks
Posted: August 27, 2015

  SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD 2015 NOMINATION INTRODUCTION Section 110(h) of the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306110)...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Groups
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 11, 2015

  WASHINGTON – In villages beside Neah Bay, Makah artisans pass on the tradition of basketry, carving, and jewelry-marking to younger generations, celebrating cultural heritage dating back more than 600...

Four New National Historic Landmarks Designated
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 4, 2015

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of four new national historic landmarks. The designation...

Popcorn & Preservation: What’s the connection? Four dedicated public servants honored with Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by Victoria Stauffenberg
Posted: July 30, 2015

  National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Office Of Communications 1849 C Street NW Washington DC 20240 202-208-6843...

National Park Service and Department of Energy Seek Public Input on Draft Memorandum of Agreement for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 28, 2015

  Washington, DC -- The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy are inviting the public to review and comment on the Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Park Service...

NAGPRA Consultation and Repatriation Grants Awarded to 15 Tribes and 16 Museums
Contributed by Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program
Posted: July 23, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced the award of more than $1.5 million in Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program repatriation and consultation grants. ...

National Park Service Awards $1.19 Million in Battlefield Planning Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 22, 2015

  WASHINGTON – From lesser known battles to world war, historians and preservationists study and preserve battlefields across the country that capture the American story. Today the National Park Service...

Three Southern Courthouses Named as National Historic Landmarks for Contributions to Civil Rights
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 20, 2015

  WASHINGTON – Three courthouses that played a prominent role in the modern civil rights movement have been designated as national historic landmarks. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouses join...

NCPTT Announces 2015 PTT Grant Awards
Contributed by National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT)
Posted: July 13, 2015

  The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Preservation Technology and Training Grants. This year,...

Progress in Preservation: National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Announces $427,000 in Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 7, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The present meets the past to benefit the future. The National Park Service announced today the award of $427,000 in Preservation Technology and Training grants to fund innovative research,...

National Park Service Announces $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 16, 2015

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced 20 grants totaling more than $2.8 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans....

Study Analyzes Options for Sewall-Belmont House
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 10, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has completed a feasibility study of the Sewall-Belmont House in Washington, D.C., a site important to the women’s rights movement. The study, which analyzes...

David Rubenstein Donates $5.37 Million to the National Park Foundation to Restore U.S. Marine Corps ‘Iwo Jima’ Memorial
Contributed by National Park Foundation
Posted: April 29, 2015

  WASHINGTON (April 29, 2015) – Today a $5.37 million gift commemorates the bravery of U.S. Marines who gave their lives to defend freedom, and honors the continued patriotism and sacrifice of America’s...

National Park Service and Maritime Administration Announce $2.6 Million in Grants for Maritime History Education and Preservation Projects
Contributed by National Park Service and Maritime Administration
Posted: April 27, 2015

  WASHINGTON — The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the award of approximately $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects...

NPS Announces Centennial Challenge Projects: Cost Share Partnerships Grow $10 Million Appropriation to $26 Million
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 23, 2015

  WASHINGTON – From trail repairs to new wayside interpretive panels, road and bridge repairs and restoring the most photographed barn in America, the National Park Service this week announced $26 million...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas House Named a National Historic Landmark
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 22, 2015

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas House in Miami, Florida,...

Find Your Park During National Park Week
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 16, 2015

  WASHINGTON (April 15, 2014) -- From April 18 through 26, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will host National Park Week. This year’s theme, “Find Your...

Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Five New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse Heritage
Contributed by Department of Interior
Posted: April 15, 2015

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of five new national historic landmarks, ranging from...

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to Eight Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 13, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of eight Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation grants totaling $74,348. The grants will assist...

National Park Service and National Park Foundation Launch #FindYourPark
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 30, 2015

  WASHINGTON (March 30, 2015) – The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation today announced the launch of Find Your Park, a public awareness and education campaign...

Deferred Maintenance on National Park Properties Reaches $11.49 Billion
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 23, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service this week released its fiscal year 2014 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.49 billion nationwide total was up from the $11.3 billion reported...

National Park Service Announces Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 18, 2015

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis this week announced $8.78 million of grants to 154 American Indian tribes to support their historic preservation offices in order to carry...

2015 HALS Challenge: Documenting Modernist Landscapes
Contributed by The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS), National Park Service
Posted: March 16, 2015

  The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 to document our country's dynamic landscapes. Much progress has been made in identifying cultural...

Internships Available with Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service
Contributed by Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service
Posted: February 6, 2015

  Internships Available with Technical Preservation Services, NPS Deadline: March 6, 2015 The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation...

2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: February 5, 2015

  Announcing the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards...

2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: February 5, 2015

  Announcing the 2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition. The Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes...

President’s Budget Requests $3 billion for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 2, 2015

  Innovative Centennial Initiative Proposes Robust Investment to Revitalize National Parks and Public Lands for the Next Century WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year...

America’s National Parks and America’s New Year Celebration® Team Up for Adventure in 2016
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 28, 2015

  WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® today announced a collaboration between the two organizations, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in...

Announcing the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: January 15, 2015

  The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards and donated to HABS by students. AWARD AMOUNTS

Free Entrance to all National Parks on January 19, 2015
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 13, 2015

  WASHINGTON – All national parks across the country will waive their entrance fees on Monday, January 19 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “We honor Dr. King and the tremendous...

$1 Million in New Grant Funding Available to Celebrate the Arts and National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 7, 2015

  WASHINGTON – “Art is the child of Nature,” said American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service celebrates the intersections...

Cultural Resource Internship, Lava Beds National Monument (Lava Beds National Monument, California)
Contributed by Hannah Wendel
Posted: November 24, 2014

  Summary: American Conservation Experience, Emerging Professional Internship Corps (ACE EPIC) a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service Lava Beds...

October 2014 General Email Newsletter
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com / HistoricForSale.com
Posted: October 28, 2014

 

National Park Service Awards $2.2 Million to Protect Four Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 17, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $2.2 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil...

National Parks Invite Visitors to Discover Something New in a Park with Free Admission on Nine Days in 2015
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 2, 2014

  WASHINGTON – There are nine more reasons to enjoy national parks next year! The National Park Service will offer free admission to every visitor on nine days in 2015. The 2015...

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Announces Eleventh Historic District
Contributed by Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Posted: September 30, 2014

  CHICAGO (September 29, 2014): Historic Chicago Bungalow owners have long taken pride in being part of a unique community, one dedicated to both preserving the bungalow’s historic character and ensuring...

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 29, 2014

  Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of two grants totaling $73,650 from the National Center for Preservation Technology Training to assist with...

Historic Prervation Strutural Engineer, JVA, Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Contributed by JVA, Inc.
Posted: September 18, 2014

  JVA has an opening for a creative and highly motivated structural engineer to work with our Historic Preservation and Residential teams in our downtown Boulder office. Qualifications:

White House Visitor Center Reopens after $12.6 Million Revitalization
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 10, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) and White House Historical Association (the Association) today hosted First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally...

National Park Service Awards $1.7 Million in Grants to Protect Four Significant Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 3, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $1.7 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil...

National Park Service Awards $500,000 in Grants to Protect Four Significant Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 26, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil War...

National Heritage Areas - 30 Years Telling America's Stories and Making a Difference
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 23, 2014

  Washington – The National Park Service is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first national heritage area, which led the way for a program that uses a grassroots, community-driven approach to support...

National Park Service Director Jarvis Discusses Potential for New National Park System Designation for Pullman Historic District
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 22, 2014

  CHICAGO, ILL. – Today, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis heard from neighbors and advocates supporting the inclusion of Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood in the national park system.

National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 19, 2014

  Washington – The National Park Service today announced more than $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes, and Alaska...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 29, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $700,000 in historic preservation grants to 18 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives organizations.

National Park Service Awards $1.3 Million in Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 24, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has awarded 21 preservation grants totaling more than $1.3 million to help preserve, protect, document and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The...

Visitor Spending in National Park Gateways Has Big Impact on Economy
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 18, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by National Park Service...

National Park Service Awards $830,000 to Protect Chattanooga Battlefield
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 2, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service Director today announced $830,000 in grant money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve more than 48 acres of land from the November 23-25, 1863 Battle...

National Park Service to Award $1.7 Million in Grants for Maritime History Education and Preservation Projects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2014

  WASHINGTON — The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the availability of approximately $1.7 million in grant funding through its

National Park Service Announces $2.9 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites (Posted: June 15, 2014)
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 15, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More...

Secretary of the Interior’s 2014 Historic Preservation Award
Contributed by Secretary of the Interior
Posted: June 13, 2014

  Recognizing the Outstanding Contributions of Employees in a Federal Preservation Office Tribal Historic Preservation Office State Historic Preservation Office, or Certified Local Government to the Preservation...

Secretary Jewell Announces New National Park Service Theme Study to Interpret, Commemorate Sites Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 30, 2014

  NEW YORK, NY – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new theme study, as part of the National Park Service Heritage Initiative that will identify places and events associated with...
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