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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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The National Park Service has awarded $2.4 million in History of Equal Rights grants to six projects, supporting the phy...
06/08/2021
National Park Service awards $2.4 million to help preserve America’s civil rights history - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

The National Park Service has awarded $2.4 million in History of Equal Rights grants to six projects, supporting the physical preservation of sites related to the struggle for equal rights by state, Tribal, local, and nonprofit partners. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/history-of-equal-rights-grants-2021.htm

WASHINGTON – From Stonewall National Monument to the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, the physical memory of our nation’s civil rights history is preserved in many powerful places. The National Park Service today awarded $2.4 million to six projects in six states as part of the new History of ...

It’s National Garden Week and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, the Manchester, VT summer home of President Lincoln’s so...
06/07/2021

It’s National Garden Week and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, the Manchester, VT summer home of President Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, has a historic garden with peonies dating back to 1905. Robert’s daughter Jessie designed and planted the formal garden, cutting and kitchen gardens, and the wildflower meadow. Hildene has a deep commitment to conservation, stewardship, sustainability, and education. The gardens are tended using Integrated Pest Management, and the flowers planted are attractive to bees and other pollinators. Both the home and gardens are open to visitors https://hildene.org/. #NationalGardenWeek #historicsummervacation Photo: Bradjward

It’s National Garden Week and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, the Manchester, VT summer home of President Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, has a historic garden with peonies dating back to 1905. Robert’s daughter Jessie designed and planted the formal garden, cutting and kitchen gardens, and the wildflower meadow. Hildene has a deep commitment to conservation, stewardship, sustainability, and education. The gardens are tended using Integrated Pest Management, and the flowers planted are attractive to bees and other pollinators. Both the home and gardens are open to visitors https://hildene.org/. #NationalGardenWeek #historicsummervacation Photo: Bradjward

Where to go on your #HistoricSummerVacation? If in Michigan’s Whitefish Township, check out the endangered SOS Vermilion...
06/04/2021

Where to go on your #HistoricSummerVacation? If in Michigan’s Whitefish Township, check out the endangered SOS Vermilion Point U.S. Life-Saving Service station, built in 1876 on Lake Superior. The men of the Life-Saving Service, a predecessor to the Coast Guard, risked their lives when they rowed out into Lake Superior storms to help sailors in distress. It's a very remote, historic, and beautiful place. S.O.S. Vermilion is a non-profit formed to preserve the station sosvermilion.org. Pure Michigan Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Where to go on your #HistoricSummerVacation? If in Michigan’s Whitefish Township, check out the endangered SOS Vermilion Point U.S. Life-Saving Service station, built in 1876 on Lake Superior. The men of the Life-Saving Service, a predecessor to the Coast Guard, risked their lives when they rowed out into Lake Superior storms to help sailors in distress. It's a very remote, historic, and beautiful place. S.O.S. Vermilion is a non-profit formed to preserve the station sosvermilion.org. Pure Michigan Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Historic preservation students and interns-space is limited – register now for free Section 106 Essentials two-day digit...
06/04/2021

Historic preservation students and interns-space is limited – register now for free Section 106 Essentials two-day digital classroom course, providing an overview of the Section 106 review process. It will be held Tuesday and Wednesday June 15-16 12:30-4:30 p.m. EDT. This special course offering will be taught by experienced ACHP staff and will help prepare participants for career opportunities in Section 106 compliance. Register at: https://achp.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc--upzosHchcpcoi_4D-a0CVdXVkJAw

Historic preservation students and interns-space is limited – register now for free Section 106 Essentials two-day digital classroom course, providing an overview of the Section 106 review process. It will be held Tuesday and Wednesday June 15-16 12:30-4:30 p.m. EDT. This special course offering will be taught by experienced ACHP staff and will help prepare participants for career opportunities in Section 106 compliance. Register at: https://achp.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc--upzosHchcpcoi_4D-a0CVdXVkJAw

Congratulations to former ACHP intern (2019) Veronica Martin for her new position as Pennsylvania Department of Transpor...
06/03/2021

Congratulations to former ACHP intern (2019) Veronica Martin for her new position as Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 's (PennDOT) Historic Bridge Program Manager! Her Master’s Degree is in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland. She’ll be focusing on several initiatives, including historic bridge marketing and management. She’s pictured at the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge, a National Historic Landmark, in Savage, MD.

Congratulations to former ACHP intern (2019) Veronica Martin for her new position as Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 's (PennDOT) Historic Bridge Program Manager! Her Master’s Degree is in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland. She’ll be focusing on several initiatives, including historic bridge marketing and management. She’s pictured at the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge, a National Historic Landmark, in Savage, MD.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Properties in 2016, Edificio Comunidad de Orgullo Gay de Puerto Rico, common...
06/02/2021

Listed on the National Register of Historic Properties in 2016, Edificio Comunidad de Orgullo Gay de Puerto Rico, commonly known as Casa Orgulllo, in San Juan, housed the organization that spearheaded the gay liberation movement in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1974, Communidad de Orgullo Gay was inspired by 1969’s Stonewall Revolt. #Pride #caribbeanamericanheritagemonth

Listed on the National Register of Historic Properties in 2016, Edificio Comunidad de Orgullo Gay de Puerto Rico, commonly known as Casa Orgulllo, in San Juan, housed the organization that spearheaded the gay liberation movement in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1974, Communidad de Orgullo Gay was inspired by 1969’s Stonewall Revolt. #Pride #caribbeanamericanheritagemonth

The ACHP is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, and today we’ve posted a great article on activist, author, and lawy...
06/01/2021

The ACHP is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, and today we’ve posted a great article on activist, author, and lawyer Pauli Murray. Her childhood home in North Carolina, built in 1898, is now the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. https://www.achp.gov/news/lgbt-pride-month-pauli-murray-center-celebrates-legacy-author-lawyer-and-activist

The ACHP is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, and today we’ve posted a great article on activist, author, and lawyer Pauli Murray. Her childhood home in North Carolina, built in 1898, is now the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. https://www.achp.gov/news/lgbt-pride-month-pauli-murray-center-celebrates-legacy-author-lawyer-and-activist

The summer travel season is upon us and if you’re thinking about traveling, the ACHP is asking that you support historic...
05/28/2021

The summer travel season is upon us and if you’re thinking about traveling, the ACHP is asking that you support historic sites, some of which were closed for months due to COVID. Today we’re kicking off our summer-long #HistoricSummerVacation campaign, highlighting historic sites around the nation that you can visit this summer. Hangar #1 Museum at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, AL is reopen as of today! There you can learn about where the military’s first African American pilots trained. https://www.nps.gov/tuai/index.htm #HistoricPreservationMonth

The ACHP has a series of Section 106 Success Stories, highlighting successful Section 106 reviews that could be used as ...
05/27/2021
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Success Stories - Episode 10 - NASA Shuttles

The ACHP has a series of Section 106 Success Stories, highlighting successful Section 106 reviews that could be used as examples of best practices. Check out this one about NASA's preservation of the Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis https://youtu.be/5g7wBbmB6Ug.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is proud of its record of historic preservation through successful consultations during the Section 106 review ...

Check out the latest episode of the ACHP podcast, Preservation Perspectives, when Vice Chairman Rick Gonzalez speaks wit...
05/26/2021
Preservation Perspectives - Historic Preservation Podcast - Episode 14 - Evers National Monument

Check out the latest episode of the ACHP podcast, Preservation Perspectives, when Vice Chairman Rick Gonzalez speaks with Keena Graham, superintendent of the brand new Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, MS. Superintendent Graham talks about what it takes to set up a house museum and how they plan to give visitors an interactive experience as they learn about the civil rights leaders. https://youtu.be/g-oKhboNBGM

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Vice Chairman Rick Gonzalez speaks with the Superintendent of the new Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National M...

Four historic lighthouses are being made available from the federal government free of charge to federal, state, and loc...
05/25/2021
Free offices with a view: 4 lighthouses, courtesy of feds

Four historic lighthouses are being made available from the federal government free of charge to federal, state, and local agencies; nonprofit organizations; educational and community development agencies; or groups devoted to parks, recreation, culture, or historic preservation. https://apnews.com/article/oddities-business-environment-and-nature-government-and-politics-8f6662e578adeeef28cd69e37fd49e91 #HistoricPreservationMonth

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch.

On this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn, opened. Designed by John A. Roebling, it was t...
05/24/2021

On this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn, opened. Designed by John A. Roebling, it was the first bridge to use steel as cable wire and was the longest suspension bridge of its time. It took 14 years and $15 million to build the National Historic Landmark bridge. Roebling died of tetanus after being injured on-site and his son, Washington Roebling, who took over the project, was seriously injured during the construction. #HistoricPreservationMonth

On this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn, opened. Designed by John A. Roebling, it was the first bridge to use steel as cable wire and was the longest suspension bridge of its time. It took 14 years and $15 million to build the National Historic Landmark bridge. Roebling died of tetanus after being injured on-site and his son, Washington Roebling, who took over the project, was seriously injured during the construction. #HistoricPreservationMonth

On this date in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. The building in Washington, DC – a National Hi...
05/21/2021

On this date in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. The building in Washington, DC – a National Historic Landmark -- opened in 1917 and serves as both Red Cross headquarters and a memorial to women who served in the Civil War. #HistoricPreservationMonth

On this date in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. The building in Washington, DC – a National Historic Landmark -- opened in 1917 and serves as both Red Cross headquarters and a memorial to women who served in the Civil War. #HistoricPreservationMonth

US/ICOMOS is offering a free World Heritage Webinar one week from today to celebrate #HistoricPreservationMonth, Showcas...
05/20/2021
Webinar: Showcasing Tribal Cultural Heritage at Grand Canyon NP/WHS

US/ICOMOS is offering a free World Heritage Webinar one week from today to celebrate #HistoricPreservationMonth, Showcasing Tribal Cultural Heritage at Grand Canyon National Park and World Heritage Site. The webinar will take place Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12 to 1 pm EDT (9-10 am MDT). In this webinar, Grand Canyon NP Superintendent Ed Keable, staff and colleagues from tribal communities and stakeholder groups will discuss efforts underway to educate and inspire visitors with new perspectives on Grand Canyon’s tribal past, present and future. To register https://usicomos.z2systems.com/np/clients/usicomos/eventRegistration.jsp?event=20&

We asked ACHP staff to tell us about historic sites they look forward to visiting after COVID. This is from Program Anal...
05/19/2021

We asked ACHP staff to tell us about historic sites they look forward to visiting after COVID. This is from Program Analyst Chris Daniel:

Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina. The Cape Hatteras Light Station was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1998. The construction of a lighthouse was authorized by Congress due to the large number of ships were running aground from shifting sandbars in the area, which gave this area the nickname "Graveyard of the Atlantic." At 210-feet height, the light is the tallest brick lighthouse structure in the United States. In 1999, the Light Station was moved to its present location, 2,900 feet, over the course of 23 days, from its original site to protect it from coastal erosion. The light is now managed by the National Park Service as part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It’s been eight years since I’ve been to the OBX and visited the lighthouse. I’m looking forward to visiting it this summer as part of a family trip. There is something truly majestic about visiting a lighthouse. These structures represent vestiges of a bygone era when ocean travel presented far more perils than it does today; where a beacon from shore was both a sign of comfort and an ominous warning of the dangers just beneath the surface. #HistoricPreservationMonth

We asked ACHP staff to tell us about historic sites they look forward to visiting after COVID. This is from Program Analyst Chris Daniel:

Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina. The Cape Hatteras Light Station was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1998. The construction of a lighthouse was authorized by Congress due to the large number of ships were running aground from shifting sandbars in the area, which gave this area the nickname "Graveyard of the Atlantic." At 210-feet height, the light is the tallest brick lighthouse structure in the United States. In 1999, the Light Station was moved to its present location, 2,900 feet, over the course of 23 days, from its original site to protect it from coastal erosion. The light is now managed by the National Park Service as part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It’s been eight years since I’ve been to the OBX and visited the lighthouse. I’m looking forward to visiting it this summer as part of a family trip. There is something truly majestic about visiting a lighthouse. These structures represent vestiges of a bygone era when ocean travel presented far more perils than it does today; where a beacon from shore was both a sign of comfort and an ominous warning of the dangers just beneath the surface. #HistoricPreservationMonth

It’s #InternationalMuseumDay and there are many historic house museums that provide visitors with the experience of bein...
05/18/2021

It’s #InternationalMuseumDay and there are many historic house museums that provide visitors with the experience of being in a place where history was made. The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA comprises its own National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1668, Susanna Ingersoll was one of the owners of the mansion, second cousin to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who visited there regularly, inspiring his famous novel, The House of the Seven Gables. https://7gables.org/history/the-house-of-the-seven-gables/ #HistoricPreservationMonth

It’s #InternationalMuseumDay and there are many historic house museums that provide visitors with the experience of being in a place where history was made. The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA comprises its own National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1668, Susanna Ingersoll was one of the owners of the mansion, second cousin to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who visited there regularly, inspiring his famous novel, The House of the Seven Gables. https://7gables.org/history/the-house-of-the-seven-gables/ #HistoricPreservationMonth

What is the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation? Well, we’d like to tell you! Check out our new video that lays it...
05/17/2021
What is the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation?

What is the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation? Well, we’d like to tell you! Check out our new video that lays it all out in a nutshell https://youtu.be/vhsnqmJ8j1Y #HistoricPreservationMonth

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

It’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! ICYMI ACHP program analyst Katharine Kerr spoke with then-acting Guam State ...
05/14/2021
Why Historic Preservation is Important in Guam

It’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! ICYMI ACHP program analyst Katharine Kerr spoke with then-acting Guam State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick Lujan during a visit to Guam. Here’s their conversation, which took place by Tumon Bay https://youtu.be/78EP2apA8zU #HistoricPreservationMonth

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Katharine Kerr was in Guam and spoke with Acting State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick Lujan about the ...

The ACHP is now providing a new online/on-demand course, Section 106 Training for Indian Tribes, designed for Indian tri...
05/13/2021
ACHP Offers New Online Section 106 Training Course for Indian Tribes | Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The ACHP is now providing a new online/on-demand course, Section 106 Training for Indian Tribes, designed for Indian tribe natural and cultural resources staff and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and staff. The course is free. Learn more: https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-offers-new-online-section-106-training-course-indian-tribes

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is now providing a new online/on-demand course, Section 106 Training for Indian Tribes, designed for Indian tribe natural and cultural resources staff and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and staff.

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