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General information and news about historic preservation, as well as miscellaneous activities at historical societies, museums, downtown and mainstreet organizations and other organizations related to historic and cultural resource preservation.

First National Park Honoring Jewish American Heritage Signed Into Law - NEW!
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 20, 2021

  Yesterday marks a significant win in the decades-long effort to recognize and celebrate the philanthropic legacy of Julius Rosenwald and his impact on American democratic equality. With the president’s...

Governor Hogan’s FY22 Budget Retains Level Funding for Preservation Programs - NEW!
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: January 20, 2021

  From Preservation Maryland: The Governor’s budget is a blueprint for spending that will next be taken up by the members of the Maryland General Assembly. In a tough budget year,...

Democrats Win Control of U.S Senate. Committee Leadership Takes Shape - NEW!
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: January 17, 2021

  From Preservation Action: Democrats will take control of the United States Senate with a slim majority, after both democrats Senator-elect Raphael Warnock and Senator-elect Jon...

Nominate Exemplary Leaders And Projects For the 2021 Preservation Honor Awards - NEW!
Contributed by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
Posted: January 17, 2021

  Do you know of an outstanding preservation project completed within the past two years? Or would you like to give special recognition to someone you know for his/her contributions to preserving historic...

Three-Part Course Series: Historic Preservation and Rural Renewal (SUNY Geneseo) - NEW!
Contributed by SUNY Geneseo
Posted: January 17, 2021

  This three-part course series, offered in partnership with The Landmark Society of Western New York, Genesee Country Village Museum, and the Perry Main Street Association, introduces...

Letter Expressing Concerns About Proposed Alterations to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Society of Architectural Historians) - NEW!
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: January 15, 2021

  On January 12, the SAH Heritage Conservation Committee sent the following letter to Carly Bond, Historic Preservation Specialist at the Smithsonian Institute, expressing concerns about the proposed...

Now Accepting Applications for the Young Canada Works Program - NEW!
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: January 15, 2021

  Every year, the National Trust for Canada helps dozens of heritage organizations hire Canadian youth through the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. The YCW program provides...

Lawmakers Pass Omnibus Spending and COVID-19 Relief Package - NEW!
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: January 8, 2021

  From Preservation Action: Congress passed a combined FY21 omnibus spending bill and COVID-19 relief legislation. The President signed the package into law just before...

Real Places Conference Goes Virtual in 2021 - NEW!
Contributed by Rob Hodges
Posted: January 7, 2021

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rob Hodges, 512-497-6453 rob.hodges@thc.texas.gov Date: January 7, 2020 REAL PLACES CONFERENCE GOES...

Preservation Maryland Receives Funding from Maryland Humanities to Support Women’s History Podcast Project - NEW!
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: January 5, 2021

  Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce it has received a grant award from Maryland Humanities' Voices and Votes Electoral Engagement Project to support the expansion of the organization's Ballot...

Legislation Reestablishing a State Historic Tax Credit Passes the Michigan House - NEW!
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: December 30, 2020

  Yesterday, the Michigan House voted 81-24 to pass Senate Bill 54, legislation reestablishing a state historic tax credit in Michigan. The bill already passed the Senate 32-5 earlier this month and...

President-elect Biden Selects Congresswoman Deb Haaland to Lead the Department of Interior - NEW!
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: December 30, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week President-elect Joe Biden announced his historic selection of Congresswoman Deb Haaland(D-NM) as the next Secretary of the Department...

Fort Dalles Museum named “Best Preserved Historic Fort of the West" for 2021
Contributed by Sheri Jensen
Posted: December 24, 2020

  FortDallesMuseumhas beenselectedbythe readers ofTrueWestmagazine as the “BestPreservedHistoricFort oftheWest” for2021!Thiswillbeannouncedin ourJanuaryissueonnationalnewsstandsJanuary5,2021.Wewillbesendingalong

Preservation Action Expresses Objections to Proposed Rule Changes to the National Register of Historic Places
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: December 20, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week Preservation Action met with the Office of Information Regulatory Affairs to express our concerns about the proposed rule changes to...

Scholarship Opportunity of Students enrolled in Architecture & Historic Preservation Programs
Contributed by Paul Woodfin, President
Posted: December 18, 2020

  The Antique Doorknob Collectors of America is seeking scholarship applications from students enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college, university, or school in programs of Historic...

Preservation Grant Program Invests in Stewardship of Heritage Tourism Anchors During Difficult Times
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: December 9, 2020

  Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust are pleased to award over $50,000 in grant funds to several significant heritage tourism destinations, including Main Streets, open spaces, historic...

National Park Service awards $2.2 million to protect historic American battlefields in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 2, 2020

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced $2,208,110 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program to protect 169.03 acres of America’s Civil War battlefields. The grants...

Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants Available
Contributed by American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)
Posted: November 30, 2020

  Sites of armed conflict are part of our American heritage - how do you want to preserve and share what makes a battlefield or site of conflict important to your community? The National Park...

Save America's Treasures (SAT) Applications Available
Contributed by The National Park Service (NPS)
Posted: November 30, 2020

  The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that applications for $16 million in Save America's Treasures funding are now open on Grants.gov. Deadline...

Save Minnesota's Historic Tax Credit - Revitalize MN
Contributed by Rethos
Posted: November 28, 2020

  As you may know, Minnesota’s historic tax credit will sunset in June 2021 without significant intervention this legislative session. We’re not going to let that happen.

History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER)
Contributed by National Park Service, State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division
Posted: November 21, 2020

  The National Park Service (NPS) is proud to announce a new competitive civil rights grant program. The History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) will preserve sites related to the struggle to achieve...

Preservation League of NYS Announces 2020 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by Preservation League of NYS
Posted: November 13, 2020

  We are thrilled to announce this year’s Excellence in Historic Preservation Award winners! The nine projects honored this year are strikingly different, but one thing that links them all is the connection...

Preservation Long Island Announces Call for 2021 Endangered Historic Places Nominations
Contributed by Preservation Long Island
Posted: November 13, 2020

  Preservation Long Island, a regional preservation advocacy nonprofit, is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2021 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP). Nominations are open to the public...

Senate Appropriations Bill Includes Significant Increases for the Historic Preservation Fund
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: November 13, 2020

  This week the Senate Appropriations Committee released their FY21 Interior Appropriations Bill. The bill called for a nearly $20 million increase for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), including...

Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Generated $6.2 Billion in GDP and 109,000 Jobs in 2019
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 10, 2020

  WASHINGTON – According to the Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Policy Research, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program contributed more than $12.1 billion...

The FV Shenandoah Named an American Treasure
Contributed by Robin Harrison
Posted: November 3, 2020

  Gig Harbor, WA – The Harbor History Museum is pleased to announce the award of a $130,453 Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service and the Institute of Library and...

National Park Service Moving Closer to Finalizing Harmful Rule Changes to the National Register of Historic Places
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: November 2, 2020

  From Preservation Action: The National Park Service is moving closer to finalizing rule changes to the National Register of Historic Places that will have a significant impact...

Congress Adjourns. Looking Ahead to Historic Preservation Priorities After the Election
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: October 31, 2020

  From Preservation Action: The Senate adjourned on Monday ending any hopes of reaching a deal on the next round relief legislation prior to the election. After many starts and stops...

Maryland’s LGBTQ History Study is Second in Nation Adds Important Inclusive History in Official Historic Record
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: October 27, 2020

  During National LGBTQ History Month, Preservation Maryland is proud to announce the completion and acceptance of Maryland’s groundbreaking LGBTQ Historic Context Study by the Maryland Historical Trust....

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Announces Policy Statement on Promotion and Value of Traditional Trades Training
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: October 21, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the findings of a task force working to promote the development of a robust workforce in the skilled preservation...

The 36th Annual Historic Homes Tour: Street Stories
Contributed by Vicki Woods
Posted: October 19, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2020 Subject: Fort Collins 36th Annual Historic Homes Tour: Street Stories Date:October 13, 2020 – Early 2021 Location:23 historic...

New Policy for Job / Internship Posts from Employers
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: October 18, 2020

  NEW POLICY FOR JOB POSTS FROM EMPLOYERS: PreservationDirectory.com will no longer accept job listings that do not include salary range information nor will we accept...

Oregon Historical Society Statement on October 11, 2020 Building Vandalism
Contributed by Oregon Historical Society
Posted: October 14, 2020

  As many of you have likely seen, last night the Oregon Historical Society’s downtown facility suffered extensive vandalism. The glass doors surrounding our entrance and plaza were smashed,...

Fitch Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Funding
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: October 11, 2020

  Applications for 2021 funding are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by November 6, 2020, 11PM EST. Applicants may apply for one of three available grants: the FITCH Mid-Career...

The 2021 Grant Cycle Is Open: Historic Preservation Matching Grants for Massachusetts
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: October 11, 2020

  Preservation Massachusetts is excited to announce the return of the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Matching Grant Program. The 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with Preservation...

Call For Sessions: Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 2022 Annual International Conference
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: October 8, 2020

  The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH chapters and partner...

Preserve New York Grantees Announced
Contributed by The Preservation League of NYS
Posted: October 7, 2020

  The Preservation League of NYS and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts are thrilled to announce the most recent recipients of their Preserve New York grants. At...

Michigan State Budget Includes $5 Million for Historic Tax Credit, Tax Credit Legislation Still Needed
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: October 2, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, signed the state's budget for the next fiscal year. The budget, negotiated between the State Legislature and Governor's...

Goodall Fellows Announced (Preservation Maryland / National Park Service)
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: September 30, 2020

  The National Park Service, in partnership with Preservation Maryland, is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship – three awards that will support innovation...

Legislation Designating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail Reintroduced in the House
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: September 28, 2020

  From Preservation Action: Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) reintroduced the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act (H.R. 8244), which...

ACHP Honored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities during HBCU Week Virtual Conference
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: September 27, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI) today recognized the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) for its efforts to connect HBCU...

Discover America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2020
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 27, 2020

  Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 300 places have been...

Looking for a Host for TV Show (Old Historical Buildings)
Contributed by Bryan Severance
Posted: September 21, 2020

  Seeking Host for TV Show: "I am a TV producer with Hit + Run Creative. We are currently working with a major cable network on an exciting new project and looking for a host! Wondering...

Rivers of Steel is Accepting Applications for Mini-Grants
Contributed by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Posted: September 19, 2020

  Rivers of Steel is now accepting applications for its Mini-Grant program, which assists heritage-related sites and organizations, as well as municipalities, within the borders of the Rivers of Steel National...

Restore Oregon Announces Winners of the 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: September 9, 2020

  PORTLAND, OR – September 9, 2020 – Restore Oregon honors eleven historic projects from across Oregon with a 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, the state’s highest...

DC Preservation League Awarded National Park Service Grant to Study the Black Power Movement
Contributed by DC Preservation League
Posted: September 8, 2020

  The DC Preservation League is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the African American...

Preservation Action Launches 2020 Historic Preservation Congressional Candidate Survey
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: September 8, 2020

  Preservation Action, along with our partners at the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, is excited announce the...

The Garden Club of Virginia Helps Restore Jefferson’s Carriage Turnaround at Poplar Forest
Contributed by Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Posted: September 8, 2020

  Forest, VA: The carriage turnaround at Poplar Forest has been restored, in exacting detail, to Thomas Jefferson’s original design for the entrance to his octagonal villa. The Garden Club of Virginia...

Announcing the 2020 Preservation Award Recipients (Historic Seattle)
Contributed by Historic Seattle
Posted: September 4, 2020

  In this time of a global pandemic and efforts to reform systemic racial injustice, the importance of and need for community and connection has never been more clear. It is Historic Seattle's...

Statewide Opera House Survey (Preservation League of New York State)
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: September 4, 2020

  League Intern Greg Socinski is working to create a comprehensive database of extant historic opera houses throughout the state. This internship project is underwritten by the Arthur F. and Alice E....

Technical Assistance Grant Applications are Now Available (New York State Council on the Arts / Preservation League of New York State)
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: September 4, 2020

  Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and nonprofit organizations to compete for 2020 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the...

Call for Nominations: Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Treasurer and Secretary
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: September 2, 2020

  The SAH Nominating Committee seeks your nominations and self-nominations for two officer positions of Treasurer and Secretary who will begin their terms after the Montréal annual conference in 2021. The...

Preservation Maryland Announces Best of Maryland Awards: Building Rehabilitations, Skilled Artisans, Museum Volunteers & Others Celebrated Across the Old Line State
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: August 29, 2020

  Baltimore, MD (August 25, 2020) – Preservation Maryland is honored to shine a spotlight on the tireless work of volunteers, architects, artisans, and legislators doing the essential work of protecting...

Call for Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 2021 Virtual Program
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: August 21, 2020

  The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting proposals for virtual programs such as roundtables, meetings, informational programs, debates, and book discussions. These programs will be presented...

October 1st Deadline Approaches for Saving Albany's Cumberland Church
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: August 16, 2020

  One of Restore Oregon's 2019 Most Endangered Places, the Cumberland Church, needs your support to save it from demolition. Over the past eight months the Cumberland Community Events Center (CCEC), the...

Announcing the Release of New Free Mobile App - African American Sites
Contributed by African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.
Posted: August 13, 2020

  On behalf of the African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, I am pleased to announce the release of the free mobile app “African American Sites,” now available...

IRS Extends Deadlines on Historic Tax Credit Projects
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 9, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted an extension giving Historic Tax Credit (HTC) applicants additional time to fulfill necessary requirements,...

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) - Video of Confederate Monuments Discussion Now Available
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: August 9, 2020

  Video of the recent panel discussion on the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces is now available. SAH thanks panelists Burt Pinnock, Michael Dickinson, Lauranett L. Lee, Dell Upton, and...

Urge Your Senators to Include Historic Tax Credit Provisions in the Next Round of Relief and Recovery Legislation
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 7, 2020

  From Preservation Action: Senate Republicans recently released their version of relief and recovery legislation for the next round of legislation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Chancery Building Endangered - Please Write Letters of Support (Spokane Preservation Advocates)
Contributed by Spokane Preservation Advocates
Posted: July 24, 2020

  Do you want to help save the historic 1910 Chancery Building? Raise your voice now! This stately building at 1023 W. Riverside Ave. was originally designed by renowned architect Kirtland Cutter but is...

Providence Preservation Society - 2021 MEP Nominations Open
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: July 16, 2020

  It’s that time of year again — nomination season for our annual Most Endangered Properties List! Providence Preservation Society’s MEP list draws attention to buildings and places...

National Park Service Awards $750,000 in Underrepresented Community Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 7, 2020

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced it has awarded $750,000 in Underrepresented Community Grants to support the identification and nomination of sites to the National Register of...

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Statement on the Removal of Monuments to the Confederacy from Public Spaces
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: July 7, 2020

  The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) supports and encourages the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces. In its 80-year history, SAH has never before advocated for the direct removal...

Rural Historic Theaters Receive Unprecedented $615,000 in Grant Funds for Preservation
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: June 30, 2020

  As part of our Oregon’s Most Endangered Places program, Restore Oregon combined forces with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to bring an unprecedented grant opportunity to rural historic...

Secretary Bernhardt Designates John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park as African American Civil Rights Network Site
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 25, 2020

  WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has designated the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park as an official...

Call for Nominations to the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Board
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: June 24, 2020

  The SAH Nominating Committee seeks your nominations and self-nominations for five new SAH Board members and two officer positions of Treasurer and Secretarywho will begin their...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Statement on Confederate Monuments
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 18, 2020

  In recent weeks, protests throughout America and around the world have sprung up in support of racial justice and equity, sparked by the horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor,...

Preserve WV AmeriCorps National Service Opportunities Available, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, Inc.
Contributed by Danielle Parker
Posted: June 17, 2020

  The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is recruiting National Service AmeriCorps members for its Preserve WV AmeriCorps program - the statewide national service initiative where AmeriCorps members...

Practical Preservation Press Release
Contributed by Danielle Keperling
Posted: June 12, 2020

  342 N. Queen St., Rear Lancaster, PA, 17603 Phone: (717) 291-4688 Fax: (717) 291-5811 Keperling Preservation Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ...

National Park Service Visitor Spending Generates Economic Impact of More Than $41 Billion
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 11, 2020

  WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt today announced the annual economic benefit of national parks to the U.S. and local economies. In 2019, visitor spending in communities...

National Park Service Awards $1.9 Million for the Return of Native American Remains and Sacred Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 10, 2020

  WASHINGTON - The National Park Service today announced $1.9 million in grants to 12 Indian tribes and 18 museums to assist in the consultation, documentation, and repatriation of ancestral remains...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Reaffirms Commitment to HBCU Architecture Students’ Historic Preservation Training Program
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: May 29, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. –Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in-person internships have been canceled around the nation this summer. Despite this reality, the partners in the Preservation...

Department of Treasury Releases Guidance on Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: May 29, 2020

  Last week the Department of Treasury released proposed regulations for changes to the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HTC) that were included as part of tax reform in 2017. This includes...

Main Street America Urges Congressional Support for Main Streets
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: May 29, 2020

  Main Street America is urging Congress to support local main street programs in future stimulus legislation. The current economic crisis has hit main street businesses especially hard. According to...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Forms Traditional Trades Training Task Force
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: May 28, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the formation of the ACHP Traditional Trades Training Task Force, which will work to promote the...

National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express Announce First-Ever "Virtual Preservation Month"
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 26, 2020

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with financial supporter American Express, has opened a window to the world of adventure during Preservation Month this May. Since...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Approves FEMA Section 106 Emergency Procedures for COVID-19 Emergency/Disaster Response Undertakings
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: May 20, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation approved Emergency Situation Procedures the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will use to comply with Section 106 of the National...

Celebrate Preservation: Apply Today for the 2020 DeMuro Awards (Restore Oregon)
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: May 20, 2020

  Now in its 9th year, the purpose of the DeMuro Award is to promote historic preservation and reuse in Oregon by spotlighting and celebrating outstanding rehabilitation projects, and sharing the...

House Introduces Next Round of Coronavirus Relief Legislation
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: May 20, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week, the House of Representatives introduced the $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES), marking the 5th...

Landmark Society of Western New York Seeking Nominations for Preservation Awards
Contributed by Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: May 16, 2020

  What do a creek-side tavern, sunken garden, mercantile/café, prison guard towers, and a study of a Mid-Century Modern architect have in common? All were recipients of Preservation Awards from The Landmark...

Secretary Bernhardt Announces Grants for Protecting American Battlefields in 11 States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 15, 2020

  WASHINGTON - During a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt highlighted the Trump Administration’s support for protecting and enhancing...

The 2020 Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program Deadline is June 19, 2020
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: May 15, 2020

  Since 1993, Preservation Massachusetts had endeavored to identify and aid in the preservation of endangered historic resources across the Commonwealth. As our core advocacy and education...

Archaeological Reconnaissance Training on Survey and Inventory Project (Colonia, YAP)
Contributed by YAP State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: May 12, 2020

  THE YAP STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE (YSHPO), DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AND CIVIC AFFAIRS HEREIN SOLICITS FOR PROPOSALS FROM QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, FIRMS OR ORGANIZATIONS ON A PROJECT ENTITLED...

Development of an Internal Control System for the YAP State Historic Preservation (Colonia, YAP)
Contributed by YAP State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: May 12, 2020

  THE YAP STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE (YSHPO), DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AND CIVIC AFFAIRS HEREIN SOLICITS FOR PROPOSALS FROM QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, FIRMS OR ORGANIZATIONS ON A PROJECT ENTITLED...

New Report from PlaceEconomics Calls for Investing in Older Housing to Create Post COVID-19 Resiliency
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: May 10, 2020

  This week PlaceEconomics, the private sector consulting that focuses on the economic impact of historic preservation,

Preservation Action Joins Preservation Organizations in Supporting HPF as Part of Economic Recovery Efforts
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: May 8, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week, Preservation Action joined our partners at the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, National Association of Tribal Historic...

Preservation League of NYS Accepting Nominations for 2020 Excellence Awards
Contributed by Preservation League of NYS
Posted: May 6, 2020

  Our shared cultural history grounds us and helps us better understand who we are as New Yorkers and as Americans. As we live through an unprecedented period, we think it’s especially important to take...

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2020 Award Winners
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: May 5, 2020

  (CHICAGO) May 5, 2020 — The Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and the SAH Award for Film and Video. The SAH Publication...

National Park Service Awards More than $3.1 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 1, 2020

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is pleased to announce more than $3.1 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants that will fund preservation, restoration and education projects throughout...

Best of Maryland Awards - Nominations Are Open
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: April 30, 2020

  Preservation Maryland annual awards celebrate the best of Maryland! From legislative champions and municipal stewards to fine craftspeople and community grassroots efforts, it’s also one of Maryland preservation’s...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Task Force Issues Recommendations to Improve the Availability of Digital Information About Historic Properties
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: April 23, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the findings of a task force charged with formulating recommendations to improve the availability of digital...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Issues Extension for Use of Emergency Section 106 Procedures for Undertakings Responding to Coronavirus Outbreak
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: April 6, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today issued a blanket extension through May 29, 2020, for federal agency use of emergency Section 106 procedures regarding undertakings...

Coronavirus Relief Package Passes and Additional Resources for Preservation Community
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: April 3, 2020

  From Preservation Action: Last week, Congress passed and the President signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

ACHP Grants Department of Housing and Urban Development an Extension of Emergency Section 106 Procedures for Undertakings Responding to Coronavirus Outbreak
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: March 31, 2020

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation granted the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) its request to extend the time period when it can use the emergency provisions...

AIA applauds CARES Act heading to the White House
Contributed by American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Posted: March 31, 2020

  WASHINGTON – March 27, 2020 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) applauds House passage of the COVID-19 relief package, which President Trump has said he will sign into law. The...

Nominations Open for the ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award
Contributed by Patricia Knoll
Posted: March 30, 2020

  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announce the call for nominations for the 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for...

120 Representatives Sign-on to Dear Colleague Letter in Support of Full Funding for the Historic Preservation Fund
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: March 20, 2020

  From Preservation Action: This week, a bipartisan group of 120 Representatives signed on to the

National Park Service to Temporarily Suspend Park Entrance Fees
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 18, 2020

  WASHINGTON – After careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt directed the National Park Service (NPS) to temporarily suspend the collection of all park entrance fees until...

Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program Now Accepting Applications
Contributed by National Park Service, State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division
Posted: March 18, 2020

  Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program now accepting applications! Apply on Grants.gov:

Society of Architecture Historians (SAH) 2020 Seattle Conference Cancellation
Contributed by Society of Architecture Historians
Posted: March 10, 2020

  From the Society of Architecture Historians: Dear SAH Community, It is with deep regret that we inform you that the SAH Board of Directors has decided to cancel the SAH...

Help transcribe the Casey Family Papers (Historic New England)
Contributed by Susanna Crampton
Posted: March 6, 2020

  Help spread the word about how members of the Casey family helped transform our nation’s capital. Historic New England is looking for volunteers to

New Senior Preservation Services Manager at Historic New England
Contributed by Susanna Crampton
Posted: March 6, 2020

  Leigh Schoberth joins Historic New England's preservation services team Schoberth is responsible for identifying key issues impacting historic preservation and developing...

Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Lead Dear Colleague Letter in Support of the Historic Preservation Fund
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: March 1, 2020

  From Preservation Action: As Congress begins work on the FY21 budget and appropriations, the bipartisan co-chairs of the Historic Preservation Caucus, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)...

Proposed Changes to National Environmental Policy Act Threatens Historic Resources. Submit Comments Today!
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: March 1, 2020

  From Preservation Action: Last month, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) goes to Guatemala- February 26—March 8, 2021
Contributed by Jessica Parker
Posted: February 20, 2020

  On this eleven day guided journey we will explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua with its rich Spanish-influenced architecture, see Maya ruins, native villages around Lake Atitlan, and enjoy...

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) goes to the Baltics & St. Petersburg
Contributed by Jessica Parker
Posted: February 20, 2020

  Please join us for an eleven day guided adventure exploring the rich cultural heritage, architectural marvels, and fascinating history of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and St. Petersburg.

National Trust for Canada Awards 2020: Call for Nominations
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: February 19, 2020

  Nominate a historic place or project for the National Trust Awards! Do you know of any transformational projects, inspiring communities, and resilient historic places that...

Preservation Long Island Announces Launch of the Jupiter Hammon Project
Contributed by Preservation Long Island
Posted: February 19, 2020

  Cold Spring Harbor, NY— Preservation Long Island, a regional preservation advocacy nonprofit, is pleased to announce, The Jupiter Hammon Project an initiative that aims to expand interpretive...

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation
Contributed by The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP)
Posted: February 17, 2020

  The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 29th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. This awards program...

A Valentine Gift to the City: Restore Oregon and the Portland Diamond Project Team Up to Re-TURN the Historic Jantzen Beach Carousel to Portland
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: February 12, 2020

  Restore Oregon has some very happy news to share! Back in 2012, after delighting generations of Oregonians, first at the Jantzen Beach Amusement Park, and later at Jantzen Beach Center,...

Bring “Banking on the Past” to your Community
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: February 12, 2020

  Preservation Ohio‘s successful new workshop series, Banking On the Past: Financial Incentives for Preservation for Ohio Owners and Communities, will be going on the road in 2020 — and we’d very much...

National Park Service Announces $66.4 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 7, 2020

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the distribution of $52.7 million in historic preservation grants for states, territories, and partnering nations, and $13.7 million in...

Society of Architectural Historians Letter in Opposition to Proposed Executive Order
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: February 7, 2020

  The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) expresses strong opposition to the proposed Executive Order “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.” SAH is the principal scholarly organization...

Announcing the 2020-2021 Seven to Save Designees
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: February 5, 2020

  Since 1999, the Preservation League has highlighted New York’s threatened historic sites through the Seven to Save list, which provides enhanced services from the League to bolster visibility and build...

Commemorate Black History Month in the Historic Places Where It Happened
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 5, 2020

  WASHINGTON - The National Park Service is marking Black History Month in February with a variety of new tours, exhibits, and digital media that relate the struggle, resilience and beauty of the African...

Downtown Easton Façade Grant Applications Now Available
Contributed by Downtown Easton
Posted: January 31, 2020

  Easton, PA, Jan. 29, 2020 ?– The application period for façade grants for Downtown Easton property and business owners is open now through March 13, 2020. The goal of the façade grants is to encourage...

Preservation League of NYS Responds to New York Times Editorial on Historic Preservation
Contributed by Preservation League of NYS
Posted: January 31, 2020

  On January 26th, 2020, the New York Times published an opinion piece accusing historic preservation of being “elite” and harming the fight against global warming, among other improper characterizations...

Providence Preservation Society Announces 2020 Most Endangered Properties
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: January 31, 2020

  For over 25 years, PPS has worked with concerned neighbors, owners, and activists to develop the annual MEP List. Its purpose is to generate interest in and support for the preservation of vulnerable structures;...

2019 Technical Assistance Grant Awardees Announced
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: January 30, 2020

  ALBANY, NY, 1/21/20 — The Preservation League of New York State and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are thrilled...

Society of Architectural Historians Names 2020 Class of Fellows
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: January 30, 2020

  The Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce the 2020 class of SAH Fellows, comprised of individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions...

Now Accepting Nominations - Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources Program
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: January 25, 2020

  It's a New Year we are announcing some new updates to the Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources program. First, we have expanded our nomination period to be open from...

Place Economics Releases "24 Reasons Historic Preservation is Good for Your Community"
Contributed by Place Economics
Posted: January 25, 2020

  Last week Place Economics, a Washington, DC based consulting firm known for their extensive analysis of preservation's economic impact, released "24 Reasons Historic Preservation is Goof for Your...

Preservation Action Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Advocacy Scholars Program
Contributed by Preservation Action Foundation
Posted: January 25, 2020

  The Preservation Action Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 Advocacy Scholars Program. This program recognizes the importance of training the next generation of preservation...

The Gordon House by Frank Lloyd Wright's GoFundMe Campaign - "The Heat Is(n't) On...Help Fix Our Boilers & Pipes
Contributed by Gordon House Conservancy Inc
Posted: January 23, 2020

  The Gordon House Conservancy works tirelessly to maintain and restore the Gordon House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in Oregon, located next to the Oregon Garden in Silverton. We...

Now Accepting Nominations - 2020 Preservation Awards (Preservation Massachusetts)
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: January 17, 2020

  Make A Nomination Today!Preservation Massachusetts is now accepting nominations for our 2020 Awards program! The theme, Building Blocks of Preservation is a celebration of the many...

The Preservation Action Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the Advocacy Scholars Program
Contributed by The Preservation Action Foundation
Posted: January 16, 2020

  The Preservation Action Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the Advocacy Scholars Program. This program recognizes the importance of training the next generation of preservation...

Analysis of Historic Tax Credit Report Shows Continued Economic Value of the Credit
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: January 9, 2020

  From Preservation Action: A new analysis from Novogradac of the National Park Service's Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Historic Tax Credit, shows the continued...

Announcing the Oregon Historic Theater Grant
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: January 9, 2020

  Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), which includes the Oregon Main Street Network and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), was awarded $665,000 in federal grant funding to implement...

Apply for 2020 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 9, 2020

  We are now accepting applications for the 2020 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.?Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you know of an important...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Urges the U.S. Government to Protect Iran’s Cultural Heritage Sites
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 9, 2020

  As an institution founded after the Second World War by the unsung hero of the original “Monuments Men” brigade, which worked to protect the cultural treasures of Europe from the Nazi regime, the National...

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Accepting Applications
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 4, 2020

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is currently accepting applications for their African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grant program. These grants are designed...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Seeks Nominations for the National Preservation Awards
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 4, 2020

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 National Preservation Awards to be presented at the Past Forward 2020 Conference in Miami....

2020 GCV Landscape Research Fellowships
Contributed by Connie Liou
Posted: January 3, 2020

  GCV Landscape Research Fellowships Qualifications: Applicants must be candidates for a master's degree in landscape architecture, historic preservation,...

Historic Hawaii Foundation's 2020 Preservation Honor Awards - Nominations Are Now Open
Contributed by Historic Hawaii Foundation
Posted: December 27, 2019

  Do you know of an outstanding preservation project completed within the past two years? Nominate it for Historic Hawaii Foundation’s Preservation Honor Awards. HHF presents awards in...

National Park Service Announces Grants for New Park Development and Improvement Projects in 18 Cities
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 27, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the selection of Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program grants for projects to develop brand new or improve existing...

Year End Spending Package Includes Record Funding for the Historic Preservation Fund
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: December 27, 2019

  From Preservation Action: After coming to an agreement last week, Congress released and passed their final FY20 Appropriations bills, which included a record-level of funding for...

San Gemini Preservation Studies - Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer
Contributed by San Gemini Preservation Studies
Posted: December 24, 2019

  We are accepting applications for our summer 2020 field school. Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to...

National Park Service awards $439,725 to protect 50 acres of Civil War battlefield land in Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 20, 2019

  WASHINGTON - The National Park Service today announced a $439,725 grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program to help protect 50.09 acres of Cold Harbor Battlefield in Hanover County, Virginia,...

Seven Preservation Projects Supported by Preservation Maryland Grants
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: December 4, 2019

  BALTIMORE, MD [December 4, 2019] – Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust are pleased to announce the newest grantees of the Heritage Fund grant program. The Heritage Fund is one of few...

12 Preservation Wins (The National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 21, 2019

  From The National Trust for Historic Preservation: Thanks to supporters and advocates like you, we at the National Trust are celebrating a year with wide-ranging victories, from...

Legislation to Establish a Network of African American Burial Grounds Introduced in the Senate
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: November 16, 2019

  From Preservation Action: This week, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced the African American Burial Ground Network Act in the Senate...

Taliesin Preservation Receives Nation Trust for Historic Preservation Award
Contributed by Aron Meudt-Thering
Posted: November 14, 2019

  Spring Green, WI— Taliesin Preservation was honored to accept the 2019 Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation on October 11th...

2020 Places in Peril - The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 13, 2019

  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. Each site represents hundreds of similar sites throughout our state that are just...

ACHP Chairman Announces Early Coordination with Indian Tribes Handbook Now Available
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: November 8, 2019

  WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) commemorates National Native American Heritage Month, Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the release of

AHLP Student Scholarship Announcement
Contributed by Carrie Gregory
Posted: November 7, 2019

  AHLP STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation announces the availability of Student Scholarships for its annual conference in...

Call for Sessions for 2020 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
Contributed by Arizona Preservation Foundation
Posted: November 7, 2019

  The organizers of the 2020 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, June 16-18, 2020 in Tempe have great news to share. It’s time to start thinking about how you and your organization can contribute to...

Historic Assessment Along the Empire State Trail
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: November 7, 2019

  An Initiative to Target Reinvestment in Historic Properties in Canal Communities The Preservation League is proud to announce that it has received a $33,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation....

Rehabilitation of New Orleans School Into Artist Housing Honored by ACHP and HUD with Historic Preservation Award
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: November 7, 2019

  WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced Bell Artspace in New Orleans’ Tremé -- America’s...

Restore Oregon Unveils List of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2020
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: November 6, 2019

  PORTLAND, OR – Nov. 1, 2019 – Restore Oregon announced Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2020 at the annual Restoration Celebration held on November 1, 2019 at the historic Sentinel Hotel in downtown...

''Fresco-Hunting'' Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches
Contributed by Balkan Heritage Field School
Posted: November 2, 2019

  The "Fresco-Hunting" Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches provides a unique opportunity for students and volunteers to take part in an expedition to document abandoned medieval churches/chapels...

Senate Passes Interior Appropriations Bill as Part of 4 Bill Spending Package
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: November 2, 2019

  This week the Senate passed a FY2020 spending package of 4 appropriations bill including the...

Seeking Proposals and Financial Support for Our Historic Religious Properties Program
Contributed by Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Posted: November 1, 2019

  Monday, December 2, 2019 is the application deadline for our Historic Religious Properties Program. Please contact David Farkas if your congregation in Allegheny County has any questions...

Partners in Preservation Announces 2019 Winners, Honoring the Legacy of Women's History on Main Streets Across America
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: October 30, 2019

  The 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign featured 20 sites that each highlight and raise awareness for the often unrecognized contributions of women to American history and society. From...

Application Process Now Open for Historic Preservation Fund Competitive Grant Programs
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: October 25, 2019

  The National Park Service is currently accepting applications for the African American Civil Rights Movement grant program, the Save America's Treasures program, the Historically Black Colleges...

Call for Papers Docomomo US National Symposium
Contributed by Michele Racioppi
Posted: October 22, 2019

  Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Chicago invite researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods...

Ebensburg Historic District Receives Listing on National Register of Historic Places
Contributed by Danea Koss
Posted: October 22, 2019

  http://ebensburgpa.com/ebensburg-historic-district-receives-listing-on-national-register-of-historic-places/

National Park Service Awards $4.3 Million to Protect More than 782 Acres of Battlefield Land Across Seven States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 22, 2019

  WASHINGTON - The National Park Service today announced $4,313,407.02 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 782.86 acres of significant battlefields in Kentucky,...

Academic Year 2020 Internships - application deadline November 10, 2019 (National Council for Preservation Education)
Contributed by Julee M Johnson
Posted: October 21, 2019

  National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Academic Year 2020 Internships with the National Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior...

Senate Version of the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act Introduced. Urge Your Senators to Cosponsor
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: October 19, 2019

  From Preservation Action: This week, Senator Bill Cassidy(R-LA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced...

Applicants Sought for the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Tacoma City Council (Tacoma, WA)
Contributed by Tacoma City Council
Posted: October 10, 2019

  The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Landmarks Preservation Commission: • Architect (One Position): Open to an individual who is currently...

California Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Passed
Contributed by California Preservation Foundation
Posted: October 10, 2019

  On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 451, the California Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, adding California to the list of more than 35 states that have passed such incentivizes. The...

Twenty-Two Sites and Programs Recognized on the African American Civil Rights Network
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 3, 2019

  WASHINGTON - From the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House in Washington, D.C. to the Seventh Ward of New Orleans, the struggle for racial equality is told through powerful places, people, and moments...

Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Generated $7.4 Billion in GDP and 129,000 Jobs in 2018
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 2, 2019

  WASHINGTON – According to the Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Policy Research, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program contributed more than $14.4 billion in output in...

Society of Architectural Historians and UVA Press Launch Open-Access SAH Archipedia
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: October 1, 2019

  A newly designed, open-access edition of SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia that tells the history of the U.S. through its structures and places, is now freely available to the public. The Society...

Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Passes Committee, Includes Significant Increases for Historic Preservation Fund
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: September 28, 2019

  From Preservation Action: This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the their FY20 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill includes $113.16 million...

Restore Oregon Announces Winners of the 2019 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: September 27, 2019

  Winning projects demonstrate how historic preservation can create affordable housing, incubate new businesses, and combat climate change through re-use PORTLAND, OR –September 25,...

ACHP Enters into Partnership with Salish Kootenai College to Educate Students on Historic Preservation
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: September 25, 2019

  PABLO, MONTANA—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani entered into an agreement with Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana, and the ACHP Foundation on September...

Announcing the 2019 Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award Recipients
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: September 25, 2019

  The National Trust's Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards celebrate exemplary projects, places and people that contribute to the quality of life and sense of place, and illustrate the...

ACHP Chairman Announces $500,000 Grant at Milwaukee Soldiers Home Groundbreaking Ceremony
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: September 23, 2019

  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the Soldiers Home Project at the National Historic Landmark Milwaukee VA Medical Center campus...

National Park Service and Partners Announce $12.6 Million in Save America’s Treasures Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 20, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $12.6 million in Save America’s Treasures grants to assist funding 41 preservation and conservation projects in 23 states. The...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 18, 2019

  WASHINGTON - The National Park Service today announced $524,000 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s native cultures. Congress appropriates...

National Park Service Announces $12.2 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights History
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 14, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced $12.259 million in African American Civil Rights grants to fund 44 projects across 17 states that will preserve and highlight stories related to the...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Seeks Feedback From the Preservation Community on Innovation and Challenges
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: September 6, 2019

  From Preservation Action: Our partners at the National Trust for Historic Preservation are interested in gaining an understanding from stakeholders across the preservation...

National Park Service Announces $5 Million in Grants to Support Preservation in Rural Communities
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 5, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $5 million in Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP) grants to nine projects to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural...

Bill Introduced in Senate Would Remove National Historic Preservation Act Protections from Federal Projects in Rural Areas (Preservation Action)
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 26, 2019

  From Preservation Action: Before departing for the August recess, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced...

California Moves Closer to Establishing a State Historic Tax Credit Program
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 24, 2019

  From Preservation Action: Legislation to establish a Historic Tax Credit program in California continues to make it's way through the state legislature. S. 451 passed the California...

National Park Service Awards $1.17 Million to Preserve American Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 20, 2019

  WASHINGTON - Today, the National Park Service announced $1.17 million in Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants for 16 battlefields across 10 states. Grants will help preserve endangered battlefields...

National Park Service to Commemorate 400 years of African American History
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 20, 2019

  August 25 marks the 1619 landing of the first enslaved Africans in the English-occupied colonies WASHINGTON - National parks will offer special programs on Sunday, Aug. 25 to commemorate the first...

Doors Open RI Needs Your Support
Contributed by Doors Open Rhode Island
Posted: August 18, 2019

  Please Make a Donation to our Crowdfunding Campaign Today. Any Amount Helps. To the enthusiastic and loyal supporters of Doors Open RI: We need your help to push our Doors Open! Doors...

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Announces 2019 Preservation Award Winners
Contributed by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH)
Posted: August 15, 2019

  KEESEVILLE -- Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the region's private, nonprofit historic preservation organization, will present its annual Preservation Awards on Monday, September 9 to six recipients...

National Park Service Awards More than $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 12, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced more than $2.8 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants to fund 19 preservation, restoration, and education projects. These projects...

Fitch Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Funding
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: August 10, 2019

  Applications for 2020 funding are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by October 16, 2019, 11PM EST. Applicants may apply for one of three available grants: the FITCH Mid-Career...

Legislation Introduced to Protect Civil War Defenses in Washington, DC (Preservation Action)
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 9, 2019

  From Preservation Action: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced H.R 3725 to...

Seven to Save Nominations are Now Open
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: August 7, 2019

  Is there a threatened historic building, structure, landscape, or community that you are passionate about saving? Nominate it to be one of our Seven to Save! Since 1999, we have...

Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund Grants Awarded
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: August 6, 2019

  Preservation Maryland, in partnership with the Maryland Historical Trust, Baltimore Heritage, and the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, are proud announce the first...

PHLF Opposes Demolition of Downtown Buildings
Contributed by Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Posted: August 3, 2019

  From the Pittsburgh History Landmarks Foundation: We are dismayed to learn that the owners of a group of buildings in Downtown’s Firstside National Register Historic District...

National Park Service Awards $1.65 Million for the Return of Native American Remains and Sacred Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 1, 2019

  WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service announced today $1.657 million in grants to 16 Indian tribes and 15 museums to assist in the consultation, documentation, and repatriation of ancestral remains...

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Study Program Fellowship
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: July 15, 2019

  Graduate students and emerging scholars are invited to apply for the SAH Study Program Fellowship to participate in the SAH Field Seminar to Japan, December 6–18, led by Ken Tadashi Oshima.

National Park Photographer, Xiomaro, Appearing at Mark Twain Library To Discuss His New Book on Weir Farm
Contributed by Tam Gretsch
Posted: July 13, 2019

  To celebrate the new photography and history book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), its author Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk and book signing on Saturday,...

All ACHP's E-Learning Courses are FREE until September 30, 2019
Contributed by Katry Harris
Posted: July 12, 2019

  It's a Summer of FREE-dom on the ACHP's E-Learning Portal! Access all of the E-Learning courses FREE of charge until September 30, 2019. The courses include a 15-minute overview,"What...

Johnson Space Center’s Apollo Mission Control Room Restoration Honored with Chairman’s Award
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: July 10, 2019

  WASHINGTON, DC — A project that restored the historic Apollo Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to its late-1960s state was recognized today by the Advisory Council...

Secretary Bernhardt Commends Designation of Eight Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright as Nation’s 24th World Heritage Site
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 10, 2019

  Designation marks the U.S.’s first works of modern architecture on the World Heritage List WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt commended the...

Announcing Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Archipedia Open Access Beta
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: July 8, 2019

  In honor of the 243rd birthday of the United States on July 4, the Society of Architectural Historians and University of Virginia Press proudly make a gift to the Nation: the beta version of a newly designed,...

Senate Confirms Aimee Jordan as First Full-Time ACHP Chairman
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Posted: July 8, 2019

  WASHINGTON, D.C.–The US Senate voted on June 27 to confirm Aimee Jorjani as the first full-time chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). “I am honored...

Preservation Resources Online - Free PDF Publication Updated
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: July 3, 2019

  We are happy to announce that our free popular PDF publication "Preservation Resources on the Web: Online Resources for Historic and Cultural Resource Preservation" has just been revised, with many additional...

Now Accepting Session Proposals: Preservation Education (California Preservation Foundation)
Contributed by Andrew Shaffer
Posted: June 27, 2019

  The California Preservation Foundation trains more than 1,500 people each year at online webinars, half-day and full-day workshops, tours, and our annual 4 day conference. We are now accepting session...

4/38 Wurlitzer Theater Organ Available for Free Donation
Contributed by Jack Hardman
Posted: June 24, 2019

  AVAILABLE for FREE DONATION We would like to make you aware of the availability of our fully restored 4/38 Wurlitzer theater pipe organ. We will soon be relocating...

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Hiring of New President & CEO
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 24, 2019

  Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Trustees, I am delighted to share with you that Paul Edmondson has been appointed...

Historic Preservation Courses at Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Contributed by Chrissy Bellmyer
Posted: June 18, 2019

  Contact: Chrissy Bellmyer info@yestermorrow.org 802.496.5545 Historic Preservation Courses at Yestermorrow Waitsfield,...

Preservation Ohio Presents the 2019 List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: June 18, 2019

  Columbus, OH (June 18, 2019) – Preservation Ohio, the state’s oldest statewide historic preservation organization, has announced its official List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites for 2019.

Most Endangered! 2019 - Call For Nominations (Historic Kansas City)
Contributed by Historic Kansas City
Posted: June 10, 2019

  Historic Kansas City has used its annual list of Most Endangered Buildings to spotlight important examples of architectural and cultural heritage that were at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

National Park Service Announces Consultation with Tribes on the Proposed Rule Changes to the National Register
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: May 31, 2019

  Last week the National Park Service (NPS) announced, in response to concerns raised in the public comment period, that they would conduct a government to government consultation with with Tribes regarding...

Nashville’s Music Row Named One of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 30, 2019

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced that Nashville’s Music Row was named to its 2019 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Unveils 32nd Annual List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 30, 2019

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled its 2019 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important examples of our nation’s...

Now Accepting Nominations for the 35th Annual MPAs (Minnesota Preservation Awards)
Contributed by Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Posted: May 26, 2019

  The Minnesota Preservation Awards is a program that recognizes the most impressive preservation success stories and individuals who, through their personal or professional pursuits, have advanced the cause...

National Park Visitor Spending Contributed $40 Billion to U.S. Economy
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 24, 2019

  WASHINGTON – As the summer vacation and travel seasons opens, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2018 resulted in...

Call for Panels, Papers and Posters - The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)
Contributed by The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)
Posted: May 23, 2019

  Call for Panels, Papers and Posters - The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) is calling for content for a one-day conference on Preservation Education. The conference...

Around the World in 80 Days at The New Victory Theater
Contributed by The New Victory Theater - Press
Posted: May 16, 2019

  The New 42nd Street Presents at The New Victory Theater Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend present The New Vic Theatre Staffordshire production in association with The Royal Exchange...

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Opens Nominations for 24th Annual AARCH Preservation Awards
Contributed by Adirondack Architectural Heritage
Posted: May 15, 2019

  Nomination Submissions Welcomed from All Communities Throughout the Adirondack Region KEESEVILLE (May 7, 2019) -- Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation...

Signs of quality Storefront glass you should know about it before buy or replace it
Contributed by Jerry
Posted: May 10, 2019

  Renovating a Historic Storefront: Maybe you moved into a historic storefront glass that suffers from replacement glass that detracts the storefront historic charm. The wrong...

Brea Museum selected to participate in IMLS Grant
Contributed by Linda Shay
Posted: May 9, 2019

  The Brea Museum Historical Society is honored to have been selected to participate in an IMLS Grant awarded to Naper Settlement. The grant will partner Naper Settlement with five museums - Noah Webster...

Leo P. Ostebo Wins 2018 American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit
Contributed by Bethany Hawkins
Posted: May 9, 2019

  For Immediate Release Contact: Joann Galletta Hahn – President of Board of Trustees kpheritagemuseumnet@gmail.com

Discovery Day at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum
Contributed by Tracy Hobdy
Posted: May 6, 2019

  Rosenberg Railroad Museum P.O. Box 369 1921 Avenue F Rosenberg, TX 77471 281.633.2846 www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org Media...

McIntire windows recieve matching opportunity
Contributed by Laura Cilley
Posted: May 6, 2019

  Danvers Historical Society is pleased to announce it has received...

National Park Service Announces $61.3 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 3, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the distribution of $49.6 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering natio