Tag Archives: Historic Preservation

National Park Service Designates 38 New Certified Local Governments in 2016

The National Park Service designated 38 communities from across the United States as Certified Local Governments (CLG) in 2016. The CLG designation makes communities official partners in the federal historic preservation program, which engages local, state, and federal governments to promote historic preservation at the grassroots level. Read more... Read more

New Grants Give Out Millions to Preserve African-American History

Lunch counters. Churches. Bus stations. Schools. The Civil Rights Movement was an extraordinary social movement that took shape in the most ordinary of places. And precisely because they were so commonplace, those locations are often endangered by development or forgotten altogether. Now, the National Park Service will combat that by giving out millions of dollars of grants to sites and projects that have to do with the Civil Rights Movement and African-American history. Read more... Read more

The State of State Historic Tax Credits

Like the federal government, 34 states currently use Historic Tax Credits (HTCs) to encourage the redevelopment and preservation of qualifying historic buildings. By amplifying the federal HTC, state credits help protect states’ unique heritage while creating new jobs and places to house new businesses. The road to success has not been without setbacks, but progress was made by many states in 2016. Read more... Read more

Tribal Heritage Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 24. Learn more and apply... Read more

Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy

Cultural resources are our record of the human experience. Collectively, these archeological sites, cultural landscapes, ethnographic resources, museum collections, and historic buildings and structures connect one generation to the next. The National Park Service is charged with conserving cultural resources so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Climate change is adding challenges to this role, and will continue to affect cultural resources in diverse ways. At the same time, through the tangible and intangible qualities they hold, cultural... Read more

Las Vegas Uses New Markets Tax Credits to Rehab Historic Former School

Westside School in west Las Vegas was the public school attended by Native American students from the Paiute Indian reservation and the first school in the city to be racially integrated. But by the time the building entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it was unoccupied. Last year, the city-owned property re-opened after rehabilitation as a community center and office space. Read more... Read more

Ames to Zoar: Meet 10 New National Historic Landmarks

Ten buildings or places were named National Historic Landmarks this month. The designations, announced in November 2016 by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, recognize the properties as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. They also mean that the properties will be added to the National Register of Historic Places, if they aren’t already listed. Read more... Read more
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