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Heritage & Historic Preservation - NPS Shared page for National Park Service (NPS) programs that support the preservation of our shared heritage and historic sites in communities across the nation.

The National Park Service's Cultural Resources programs are dedicated to preserving history, celebrating our diverse heritage, facilitating heritage-based education, and providing grants and technical assistance. We are excited to share success stories and preservation news with you through this collaborative space. The programs providing regular content for this page include:
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The National Park Service's Cultural Resources programs are dedicated to preserving history, celebrating our diverse heritage, facilitating heritage-based education, and providing grants and technical assistance. We are excited to share success stories and preservation news with you through this collaborative space. The programs providing regular content for this page include:
- Certified Local Go

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In celebration of #LaborDay, we’re spotlighting the new NPS article series on the West Virginia Mine Wars and its corres...
09/06/2021
Introduction to the West Virginia Mine Wars (U.S. National Park Service)

In celebration of #LaborDay, we’re spotlighting the new NPS article series on the West Virginia Mine Wars and its corresponding Storymap. Historian Dr. Rachel Donaldson of the University of Charleston, South Carolina wrote the articles part of this series as well as the research content for the Storymap, and National Capital Area intern Max Sickler created the design and layout of the article series and the Storymap. This article series focuses on the 1900s coal labor movement in West Virginia. As coal gained industry popularity, West Virginian mine owners refused to let their workers unionize. As a result, West Virginia became the center for intense conflicts as miners fought for basic rights as workers. These conflicts escalated into violent altercations and causalities. Despite the determination of these miners and the risks that they faced, it was not until the passage of labor-friendly New Deal laws, like the National Labor Relations Act, that workers across the United States gained the right to unionize.

To learn more, visit:
the article series introduction here-https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/introduction-to-the-west-virginia-mine-wars.htm

the Storymap here-https://www.nps.gov/GIS/storymaps/Cascade/v1/index.html?appid=c31415e889294c85829c687c49c32728&embed

and NPS's Labor History page here-https://www.nps.gov/subjects/labor/index.htm

#LaborMovement #NPS

an introductory page to the historical narrative of the West Virginia mine wars and their impact on American history.

Water defines the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area where people adapted to living with—and often in spite of—water. It...
09/03/2021
Risings & Tidings: Land Loss and Resilience at Atchafalaya NHA (U.S. National Park Service)

Water defines the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area where people adapted to living with—and often in spite of—water. Its rivers and bayous guide the region’s people, places, and traditions. What happens when water forces migration?

Changing waterways, human actions and climate change contribute to land loss along Louisiana’s coast. An area approximately the size of Delaware disappeared off the coast since the 1930s, leaving many communities in tatters. Atchafalaya NHA is working with the Bayou Culture Collaborative to address this “wicked problem”. Read more: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/risings-tidings-at-atchafalaya.htm

We are excited to share that today, the National Park Service (NPS) announced $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revit...
08/30/2021

We are excited to share that today, the National Park Service (NPS) announced $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to 11 recipients in 10 states to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country. Congress appropriates funding for the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF).

This year’s grants will support the rehabilitation of historic properties in rural areas, including programs in local communities led by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation in West Virginia; The City of Jefferson, Missouri; and DeFuniak Springs Landmarks Inc. in Florida.

State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (#THPO and #SHPO), Certified Local Governments (#CLGs), and nonprofits are eligible to apply for funding to support a subgrant program to fund multiple preservation projects in their rural jurisdictions. Congress appropriated $7.5 million for FY21 funding with applications planned to be available in late Fall of 2021.

If you are interested in confirming your community’s rural eligibility, please visit: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/.

For the full press release: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/paul-bruhn-grants-2021.htm

To learn more about the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program, visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1623/historic-revitalization-subgrant-program.htm

For more information on the HPF: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservation/historic-preservation-fund.htm

Photo courtesy of Erin Yeager.

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #PaulBruhnHistoricRevitalizationGrants #PBHR

We are excited to share that today, the National Park Service (NPS) announced $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to 11 recipients in 10 states to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country. Congress appropriates funding for the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF).

This year’s grants will support the rehabilitation of historic properties in rural areas, including programs in local communities led by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation in West Virginia; The City of Jefferson, Missouri; and DeFuniak Springs Landmarks Inc. in Florida.

State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (#THPO and #SHPO), Certified Local Governments (#CLGs), and nonprofits are eligible to apply for funding to support a subgrant program to fund multiple preservation projects in their rural jurisdictions. Congress appropriated $7.5 million for FY21 funding with applications planned to be available in late Fall of 2021.

If you are interested in confirming your community’s rural eligibility, please visit: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/.

For the full press release: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/paul-bruhn-grants-2021.htm

To learn more about the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program, visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1623/historic-revitalization-subgrant-program.htm

For more information on the HPF: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservation/historic-preservation-fund.htm

Photo courtesy of Erin Yeager.

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #PaulBruhnHistoricRevitalizationGrants #PBHR

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate the City of Hobart, Indiana! Please join us in welcoming a new member...
08/30/2021

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate the City of Hobart, Indiana! Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Certified Local Government (#CLG) community!

"The City of Hobart is one of the oldest communities in Lake County, Indiana, established on the lands of the Pottawatomie Indians. After failing to establish a town a few miles away, in 1845, Englishman George Earle moved five miles up Deep River and constructed a dam to power sawmills and gristmills. The resulting millpond became known as Lake George, which now creates the perfect backdrop for the National Register-listed Hobart Commercial Historic District. Earle recorded the plat for the new town in 1849, naming it for his brother. Brickmaking and production of other masonry materials was Hobart’s most important industry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Joseph Nash established the first large-scale brickyard in 1863 and in 1886, the W.B. Owen brickworks made the first transition from production of brick to terra cotta building tile, which found an eager market in post-fire Chicago. Production continued well into the twentieth century, led by companies such as National Fireproofing Company and Kulage Brick Works. While the brick kilns and production facilities are no more, hundreds of historic buildings erected with these locally made materials dot the city’s landscape.

The City of Hobart is honored to earn designation as a Certified Local Government and recognizes the importance of preserving its historic buildings and cultural resources for future generations."

Pictured Here: The National Register-listed Hobart Public Library completed in 1915. The Woman’s Reading Club of Hobart founded the library with support from the Carnegie Foundation. The building is now home to the Hobart Historical Society Museum. The 20th Century Gothic Revival First United Methodist Church sits the background, listed to the National Register one hundred years after its construction in 1917.

To learn more about the Certified Local Government Program, please visit https://www.nps.gov/clg/

Information and photos courtesy of the City of Hobart

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate the City of Hobart, Indiana! Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Certified Local Government (#CLG) community!

"The City of Hobart is one of the oldest communities in Lake County, Indiana, established on the lands of the Pottawatomie Indians. After failing to establish a town a few miles away, in 1845, Englishman George Earle moved five miles up Deep River and constructed a dam to power sawmills and gristmills. The resulting millpond became known as Lake George, which now creates the perfect backdrop for the National Register-listed Hobart Commercial Historic District. Earle recorded the plat for the new town in 1849, naming it for his brother. Brickmaking and production of other masonry materials was Hobart’s most important industry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Joseph Nash established the first large-scale brickyard in 1863 and in 1886, the W.B. Owen brickworks made the first transition from production of brick to terra cotta building tile, which found an eager market in post-fire Chicago. Production continued well into the twentieth century, led by companies such as National Fireproofing Company and Kulage Brick Works. While the brick kilns and production facilities are no more, hundreds of historic buildings erected with these locally made materials dot the city’s landscape.

The City of Hobart is honored to earn designation as a Certified Local Government and recognizes the importance of preserving its historic buildings and cultural resources for future generations."

Pictured Here: The National Register-listed Hobart Public Library completed in 1915. The Woman’s Reading Club of Hobart founded the library with support from the Carnegie Foundation. The building is now home to the Hobart Historical Society Museum. The 20th Century Gothic Revival First United Methodist Church sits the background, listed to the National Register one hundred years after its construction in 1917.

To learn more about the Certified Local Government Program, please visit https://www.nps.gov/clg/

Information and photos courtesy of the City of Hobart

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

Check out this story on one of our African American Civil Rights (#AACR) Grants recipients, St. John Family Life and Fit...
08/18/2021
St. John’s Rosenwald School receives over $100K in grants

Check out this story on one of our African American Civil Rights (#AACR) Grants recipients, St. John Family Life and Fitness Center!

Using AACR funding, the St. John Family Life & Fitness Center plans to rehabilitate the St. John Rosenwald School in Albemarle County, Virginia. Funding will help repair the foundation of the school, replace perimeter and main beams, stabilize all joists and beams, replace existing footings, rebuild front foundation walls, remediate mold, and repair areas of the rotted subfloor.

Watch the local news story below!
https://www.nbc29.com/2021/08/11/st-johns-rosenwald-school-receives-over-100k-grants/

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants

The Saint John Rosenwald School was build in the early 1920s, and soon, thanks to several grants, it’ll be the Saint John Family Life and Fitness Center.

Congratulations to our FY2020 Tribal Heritage Grant (#THG) recipients!The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded $569,0...
08/16/2021

Congratulations to our FY2020 Tribal Heritage Grant (#THG) recipients!

The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded $569,086 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s Indigenous cultures.

From an oral history project documenting recollections of an American Indian boarding school to regenerating the skill in cultural dance regalia making, these projects are critical to preserving Tribal heritage for future generations. Other projects funded by these grants will locate and identify cultural resources, preserve historic properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, support comprehensive preservation planning, preserve oral history and cultural traditions, provide training for building a historic preservation program and support cultural and historic preservation interpretation and education.

For more information about THG program, please visit http://go.nps.gov/tribalheritage

Applications for FY2021 funding will be available in the fall of 2021!

Pictured here: Karuk/Yurok Youth Videographer Tahsa Tripp, 13, uses an iPad to film the harvest of “Indian Potatoes”

Photo courtesy of the Karuk Tribe

Native Village of Eyak White Mountain Apache Tribe Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Offices Of The Twenty Nine Palms Band Of Mission Indians Aha Kane Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Seneca-Cayuga Nation Shawnee Tribe Members of the Confederated Tribes of Colville Indian Reservation Forest County Potawatomi Community Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants

For the full press release: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/tribal-heritage-grants-2021.htm

Congratulations to our FY2020 Tribal Heritage Grant (#THG) recipients!

The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded $569,086 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s Indigenous cultures.

From an oral history project documenting recollections of an American Indian boarding school to regenerating the skill in cultural dance regalia making, these projects are critical to preserving Tribal heritage for future generations. Other projects funded by these grants will locate and identify cultural resources, preserve historic properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, support comprehensive preservation planning, preserve oral history and cultural traditions, provide training for building a historic preservation program and support cultural and historic preservation interpretation and education.

For more information about THG program, please visit http://go.nps.gov/tribalheritage

Applications for FY2021 funding will be available in the fall of 2021!

Pictured here: Karuk/Yurok Youth Videographer Tahsa Tripp, 13, uses an iPad to film the harvest of “Indian Potatoes”

Photo courtesy of the Karuk Tribe

Native Village of Eyak White Mountain Apache Tribe Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Offices Of The Twenty Nine Palms Band Of Mission Indians Aha Kane Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Seneca-Cayuga Nation Shawnee Tribe Members of the Confederated Tribes of Colville Indian Reservation Forest County Potawatomi Community Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants

For the full press release: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/tribal-heritage-grants-2021.htm

Check out this new article by the National Trust for Historic Preservation! The Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc. h...
08/16/2021

Check out this new article by the National Trust for Historic Preservation! The Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc. has received three different grants for $500,000 each from the NPS office of State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants, two grants from the African American Civil Rights (#AACR) Grant Program (2016 and 2019) and one from the Save America's Treasures (#SAT) Grant Program (2019)!

https://savingplaces.org/stories/a-new-orleans-rehabilitation-marks-a-fresh-start-for-the-site-of-a-key-civil-rights-moment#.YRQoo4hKjct

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants

Check out this new article by the National Trust for Historic Preservation! The Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc. has received three different grants for $500,000 each from the NPS office of State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants, two grants from the African American Civil Rights (#AACR) Grant Program (2016 and 2019) and one from the Save America's Treasures (#SAT) Grant Program (2019)!

https://savingplaces.org/stories/a-new-orleans-rehabilitation-marks-a-fresh-start-for-the-site-of-a-key-civil-rights-moment#.YRQoo4hKjct

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants

Congratulations to our FY2020 Underrepresented Community (#URC) grant recipients! The National Park Service’s Underrepre...
08/11/2021

Congratulations to our FY2020 Underrepresented Community (#URC) grant recipients! The National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant Program has awarded $743,531 to 17 projects in 14 states that will survey sites and produce National Register of Historic Places nominations for diverse communities.

This years’ grant funds will be used to complete National Register nominations for Vaughn’s Bookstore in Detroit (which became the Nation’s most significant publisher of black poets in 1965), women’s suffrage sites in Colorado (the first U.S state in which women won the vote by popular referendum), and the Chemehuevi Cemetery, a Tribal cemetery on lands that the Tribe was removed from in the early 1900s, which has recently been given back to the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.

By funding the completion of National Register nominations from underrepresented communities State, Tribal, local, and non-profit partners can advance their preservation goals. For more information about the URC program and how to apply please visit http://go.nps.gov/urc. Applications for $1 million in FY2021 funding will be available in the Fall of 2021!

Pictured here: Lucy McIntyre House in Fort Collins, Colorado
Photo Courtesy of Clerestory Preservation, 2021

For the full press release: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/urc-grants-2021.htm

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #URC

Congratulations to our FY2020 Underrepresented Community (#URC) grant recipients! The National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant Program has awarded $743,531 to 17 projects in 14 states that will survey sites and produce National Register of Historic Places nominations for diverse communities.

This years’ grant funds will be used to complete National Register nominations for Vaughn’s Bookstore in Detroit (which became the Nation’s most significant publisher of black poets in 1965), women’s suffrage sites in Colorado (the first U.S state in which women won the vote by popular referendum), and the Chemehuevi Cemetery, a Tribal cemetery on lands that the Tribe was removed from in the early 1900s, which has recently been given back to the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.

By funding the completion of National Register nominations from underrepresented communities State, Tribal, local, and non-profit partners can advance their preservation goals. For more information about the URC program and how to apply please visit http://go.nps.gov/urc. Applications for $1 million in FY2021 funding will be available in the Fall of 2021!

Pictured here: Lucy McIntyre House in Fort Collins, Colorado
Photo Courtesy of Clerestory Preservation, 2021

For the full press release: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/urc-grants-2021.htm

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #URC

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The National Park Service's Cultural Resources programs are dedicated to preserving history, celebrating our diverse heritage, facilitating heritage-based education, and providing grants and technical assistance. We are excited to share success stories and preservation news with you through this collaborative space. The programs providing regular content for this page include: - State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants (www.nps.gov/stlpg) - Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation & Education - National Heritage Areas - Technical Preservation Services