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ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation The ACHP, an independent federal agency, promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse historic resources.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

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Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has declared August Pacific Island Heritage Month and the Utah Division of State History   and ...
08/18/2021
History is Not That Far Away: Stories from Iosepa

Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has declared August Pacific Island Heritage Month and the Utah Division of State History and the State Historic Preservation Office are celebrating with a free virtual program on Friday, August 27, History is Not That Far Away: Stories from Iosepa. Descendants and archaeologist will talk about the town’s connection to the history and heritage of Utah’s Pacific Islanders. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-is-not-that-far-away-stories-from-iosepa-tickets-166667301385 APIAs in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP)

Why would 19th century Pacific Islanders leave paradise to come to a place called Skull Valley, Utah… and where did they all go?

The National Park Service has awarded $569,086 in grants for 12 preservation projects across the country to support the ...
08/17/2021
National Park Service awards nearly $570,000 to American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Communities - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

The National Park Service has awarded $569,086 in grants for 12 preservation projects across the country to support the protection of America’s Indigenous cultures. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/tribal-heritage-grants-2021.htm

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $569,086 in grants for 12 preservation projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s Indigenous cultures. “Through these competitive grants, the NPS is able to work with American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native a...

Elvis Presley died on this day in 1977. You can visit his home Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, TN. Built in the Co...
08/16/2021

Elvis Presley died on this day in 1977. You can visit his home Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, TN. Built in the Colonial Revival style in 1939, Graceland is the second most-visited house in America and was designated as a National Historic Landmark. After Presley’s death, the home was passed down to his only child, Lisa Marie-Presley, who still owns the mansion. www.graceland.com/mansion

Elvis Presley died on this day in 1977. You can visit his home Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, TN. Built in the Colonial Revival style in 1939, Graceland is the second most-visited house in America and was designated as a National Historic Landmark. After Presley’s death, the home was passed down to his only child, Lisa Marie-Presley, who still owns the mansion. www.graceland.com/mansion

As we continue on our #HistoricSummerVacation, we find ourselves in St. Augustine, FL’s Town Plan Historic District, a N...
08/13/2021

As we continue on our #HistoricSummerVacation, we find ourselves in St. Augustine, FL’s Town Plan Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, encompassing the site of the oldest continuously occupied European and African American settlements in the U.S. There are many things to do and see in St. Augustine, including a visit to Fort Mose Historic State Park, the first free African settlement in what would become the U.S. https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/fort-mose-historic-state-park VisitStAugustine.com Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.

On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, Sout...
08/12/2021
Field Museum

On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turned out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer. You can see Sue at the Field Museum in Chicago, a building that opened to the public in 1921 to house the museum’s collections that had been located originally in the Palace of the Fine Arts Building in Jackson Park, part of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. https://www.fieldmuseum.org/

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National Park Service has awarded $9.7 million for preservation projects on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges ...
08/11/2021
National Park Service awards $9.7 million for preservation projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

National Park Service has awarded $9.7 million for preservation projects on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in 10 states. The grants are funded through the Historic Preservation Fund https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/hbcu-grants-2021.htm

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $9.7 million in grants to assist 20 preservation projects for historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 10 states. “HBCUs have been an important part of the American education system for m...

Free Webinar: Preservation Project Planning Basics! Planning to tackle some major rehabilitation work on your historic b...
08/10/2021
Forum Webinar - Preservation Leadership Forum - A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Free Webinar: Preservation Project Planning Basics! Planning to tackle some major rehabilitation work on your historic building, but not sure where to start? This National Trust for Historic Preservation Preservation Leadership Forum Webinar on August 17 will give an overview of the process of architectural design and construction practiced by architects, engineers, contractors, and preservationists, which provides the framework for most rehabilitation projects. Speakers include representatives from Partners for Sacred Places and grantees from the National Fund for Sacred Places. Register today. https://forum.savingplaces.org/forum-webinar

Learn more about the regular webinars produced by Preservation Leadership Forum.

The federal government is full of insider baseball terminology and if you’ve been involved in anything that includes his...
08/09/2021
What is Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act?

The federal government is full of insider baseball terminology and if you’ve been involved in anything that includes historic preservation, you might have heard “Section 106.” What is Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act? Our experts and staff answer this burning question: https://youtu.be/tf3-R1YLLJA

In this video series, you can learn more about the independent federal agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the only federal agency dedicat...

#HistoricSummerVacation takes us to North Carolina today and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, the site of ...
08/06/2021

#HistoricSummerVacation takes us to North Carolina today and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, the site of the “lost colony” of English colonists who mysteriously disappeared in the late 1500s. During the Civil War, Freedmen’s Colony was established at the site as a safe haven for formerly enslaved people. In the 20th Century, early radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden conducted many of his experiments there. https://www.nps.gov/fora/index.htm Visit North Carolina NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

#HistoricSummerVacation takes us to North Carolina today and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, the site of the “lost colony” of English colonists who mysteriously disappeared in the late 1500s. During the Civil War, Freedmen’s Colony was established at the site as a safe haven for formerly enslaved people. In the 20th Century, early radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden conducted many of his experiments there. https://www.nps.gov/fora/index.htm Visit North Carolina NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

Get to know the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood, with our continuing series. Today, we're featuring digital histor...
08/05/2021

Get to know the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood, with our continuing series. Today, we're featuring digital historian Jessica Dauterive. Through her work with her project, ReSounding the Archives, Jessica is passionate about using digital tools to make history more accessible. Originally from Louisiana, she is completing her dissertation on Cajun identity at George Mason University. Read her interview with the ACHP here: https://www.achp.gov/jessicadauterive

Get to know the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood, with our continuing series. Today, we're featuring digital historian Jessica Dauterive. Through her work with her project, ReSounding the Archives, Jessica is passionate about using digital tools to make history more accessible. Originally from Louisiana, she is completing her dissertation on Cajun identity at George Mason University. Read her interview with the ACHP here: https://www.achp.gov/jessicadauterive

Happy birthday to our 44th US President Barack Obama! President Obama, through the Antiquities Act, created the most Nat...
08/04/2021

Happy birthday to our 44th US President Barack Obama! President Obama, through the Antiquities Act, created the most National Monuments of any president (34), protecting 550 million acres of land. Declared by Obama on April 12, 2016, the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in Washington DC was built in 1820. For more than 90 years, the house served as the headquarters of the National Women’s Party, founded by Alice Paul, who was instrumental in gaining women’s right to vote.

Happy birthday to our 44th US President Barack Obama! President Obama, through the Antiquities Act, created the most National Monuments of any president (34), protecting 550 million acres of land. Declared by Obama on April 12, 2016, the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in Washington DC was built in 1820. For more than 90 years, the house served as the headquarters of the National Women’s Party, founded by Alice Paul, who was instrumental in gaining women’s right to vote.

ACHP Vice Chairman Jordan Tannenbaum, acting as ACHP chairman, signed an agreement with America250, the nationwide comme...
08/03/2021

ACHP Vice Chairman Jordan Tannenbaum, acting as ACHP chairman, signed an agreement with America250, the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission at a ceremony today at the Library of Congress. The ACHP was one of 20 federal agencies to sign the agreement supporting activities marking 250 years of American independence. https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-one-20-federal-agencies-signing-agreement-participate-america250-commemoration

Next stop for our #HistoricSummerVacation! Did you know there is a historic site dedicated solely to first ladies? The F...
07/30/2021

Next stop for our #HistoricSummerVacation! Did you know there is a historic site dedicated solely to first ladies? The First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton, OH consists of the former home of President William McKinley and his wife, Ida Saxton McKinley, the Saxton House, and City National Bank, where Ida worked as a teller, that houses the education center and National First Ladies Library. Both buildings date back to the late 1800s and have been restored.
https://www.nps.gov/fila/index.htm

The ACHP is meeting for its summer business meeting today! Watch the ACHP website and social media next week for a recor...
07/29/2021

The ACHP is meeting for its summer business meeting today! Watch the ACHP website and social media next week for a recording of the session. You won’t want to miss the discussion on climate change and historic preservation.

On this day in 1929, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born in Southampton, NY. As the wife of President John F. Ke...
07/28/2021

On this day in 1929, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born in Southampton, NY. As the wife of President John F. Kennedy, she was passionate about historic preservation and founded the White House Historical Association, dedicated to preserving American history as well as the legacies of the administrations and families that have called the White House home, in 1961. This organization is located in the National Trust for Historic Preservation-owned Decatur House, built in 1818, the first and last private residence in Lafayette Square, Washington, DC. It features a preserved slave quarters. The White House Historical Association

On this day in 1929, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born in Southampton, NY. As the wife of President John F. Kennedy, she was passionate about historic preservation and founded the White House Historical Association, dedicated to preserving American history as well as the legacies of the administrations and families that have called the White House home, in 1961. This organization is located in the National Trust for Historic Preservation-owned Decatur House, built in 1818, the first and last private residence in Lafayette Square, Washington, DC. It features a preserved slave quarters. The White House Historical Association

Section 106: The Meaning of Effects
07/27/2021
Section 106: The Meaning of Effects

Section 106: The Meaning of Effects

Define the area of potential effects (APE) as outlined in the regulations of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Clarify the meaning of direct and indirect effects, discuss how to document an APE to facilitate consultation, review the potential to affect historic properties, and c...

As the U.S. watches our American athletes compete in the Summer Olympics in Japan, we remember on this day in 1996, the ...
07/27/2021

As the U.S. watches our American athletes compete in the Summer Olympics in Japan, we remember on this day in 1996, the XXVI Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA was rocked by a bombing that killed two and injured more than 100. The culprit eluded authorities for years, until he was caught in 2003 and charged with the Atlanta bombing and several others. The Olympic Village is now Centennial Olympic Park. #summerolympics #historicpreservation

As the U.S. watches our American athletes compete in the Summer Olympics in Japan, we remember on this day in 1996, the XXVI Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA was rocked by a bombing that killed two and injured more than 100. The culprit eluded authorities for years, until he was caught in 2003 and charged with the Atlanta bombing and several others. The Olympic Village is now Centennial Olympic Park. #summerolympics #historicpreservation

Get to know the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood, with our continuing series. Today, we're featuring architect and ...
07/26/2021

Get to know the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood, with our continuing series. Today, we're featuring architect and founder of Black in Historic Preservation, Kennedy Whiters. She works to make historic preservation a more equitable place through recognizing sites for underrepresented communities. Learn more about Kennedy and why historic preservation needs to be a more diverse place here: https://www.achp.gov/kennedywhiters

When in Maryland on your #HistoricSummerVacation, take a walk at Riley’s Lock in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hi...
07/23/2021

When in Maryland on your #HistoricSummerVacation, take a walk at Riley’s Lock in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Parkl in Poolesville, MD. An engineering marvel, Riley’s Lock, both an aqueduct and lift lock, was completed in 1832. It’s located at mile 22.7 at the mouth of Seneca Creek. A couple-hour micro-vacation surrounded in history resets the mind! Maryland

When in Maryland on your #HistoricSummerVacation, take a walk at Riley’s Lock in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Parkl in Poolesville, MD. An engineering marvel, Riley’s Lock, both an aqueduct and lift lock, was completed in 1832. It’s located at mile 22.7 at the mouth of Seneca Creek. A couple-hour micro-vacation surrounded in history resets the mind! Maryland

On this day in 1885, Civil War hero and former president Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer. On August 8, he was lai...
07/23/2021

On this day in 1885, Civil War hero and former president Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer. On August 8, he was laid to rest in New York City. As a tribute to Grant, about 90,000 people from around the world donated more than $600,000 to build Grant’s tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America. Both Grant and his wife, Julia, are entombed at the General Grant National Memorial in NYC, which was completed in 1897. #historicsummervacation

On this day in 1885, Civil War hero and former president Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer. On August 8, he was laid to rest in New York City. As a tribute to Grant, about 90,000 people from around the world donated more than $600,000 to build Grant’s tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America. Both Grant and his wife, Julia, are entombed at the General Grant National Memorial in NYC, which was completed in 1897. #historicsummervacation

The ACHP has sent letters to Congress in support of provisions of the Save Oak Flat Act https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-s...
07/22/2021
ACHP Sends Letters To Congress In Support Of Provisions Of Save Oak Flat Act | Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The ACHP has sent letters to Congress in support of provisions of the Save Oak Flat Act https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-sends-letters-congress-support-provisions-save-oak-flat-act

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) last week sent letters to U.S. House of Representatives leadership and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which convey the ACHP’s support for provisions of the Save Oak Flat Act. Oak Flat is a place of profound religious and c...

The ACHP has sent letters to Congress in support of provisions of the Save Oak Flat Act https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-s...
07/22/2021
ACHP Sends Letters To Congress In Support Of Provisions Of Save Oak Flat Act | Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The ACHP has sent letters to Congress in support of provisions of the Save Oak Flat Act https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-sends-letters-congress-support-provisions-save-oak-flat-act

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) last week sent letters to U.S. House of Representatives leadership and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which convey the ACHP’s support for provisions of the Save Oak Flat Act. Oak Flat is a place of profound religious and c...

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Tampa Bay’s ‘Kellogg Mansion,’ in Dunedin once owned by the famed cereal tycoon, will soon be torn down. Can anything be done?
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#MyHistoricPlace Lights out for Earth Hour at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Clark County, with Jared Tasko
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