Heritage & Historic Preservation - NPS

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:
- Certified Local Governments
- Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation & Education
- National Heritage Areas
- Technical Preservation Services

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Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania! Please join us in welcoming a new...
05/03/2021

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania! Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Certified Local Government (#CLG) community!

"Chadds Ford Township is semi-rural, located 25 miles west of Philadelphia, along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. Chadds Ford is a unique mix of rolling hills and expansive vistas juxtaposed against busy suburban communities to the south, east and north. We are home to many historic sites which span a few centuries, from Washington’s Headquarters to Painter’s Folly, where Howard Pyle lived for several years, to the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and to Archie’s Corner.

Chadds Ford Township was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians before the Quakers settled here at the beginning of the 1700s. Chadds Ford Township also possesses many important non-profit organizations such as the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, the Chadds Ford Historical Society, and the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. These organizations help preserve the history, culture, and natural land of the Township. Becoming a Certified Local Government helps to demonstrate Chadds Ford Township’s commitment to historic preservation."

Pictured here: The Ring House - General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Battle of Brandywine.

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

Information and photo courtesy of Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania! Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Certified Local Government (#CLG) community!

"Chadds Ford Township is semi-rural, located 25 miles west of Philadelphia, along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. Chadds Ford is a unique mix of rolling hills and expansive vistas juxtaposed against busy suburban communities to the south, east and north. We are home to many historic sites which span a few centuries, from Washington’s Headquarters to Painter’s Folly, where Howard Pyle lived for several years, to the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and to Archie’s Corner.

Chadds Ford Township was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians before the Quakers settled here at the beginning of the 1700s. Chadds Ford Township also possesses many important non-profit organizations such as the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, the Chadds Ford Historical Society, and the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. These organizations help preserve the history, culture, and natural land of the Township. Becoming a Certified Local Government helps to demonstrate Chadds Ford Township’s commitment to historic preservation."

Pictured here: The Ring House - General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Battle of Brandywine.

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

Information and photo courtesy of Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

Check out this job opportunity for a Community Planner from the American Battlefield Protection Program!
04/27/2021

Check out this job opportunity for a Community Planner from the American Battlefield Protection Program!

We're looking for a Community Planner to join our team! The job listing is open until May 6th OR until we receive 100 applications, whichever comes first. Don't delay!

We're looking for a bold and dynamic teammate to assist with ABPP's work preserving battlefields and sites of armed conflict in American history. Is it you? Are you ready to lead the way into the future by helping to protect the past and its legacies? The position primarily supports program goals and activities associated with Land and Water Conservation Fund programs (including our Battlefield Land Acquisition, Battlefield Interpretation, and Battlefield Restoration grants).

You'll find the opportunity announcements here:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599172300
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599171800

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate the City of Prattville, Alabama! Please join us in welcoming a new me...
04/26/2021

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

"Founded in 1839 by Temple, New Hampshire, native Daniel Pratt, Prattville, Alabama, became home to the world's largest cotton gin producer. Pratt, Alabama's first industrialist, chose to establish his cotton gin manufactory on the banks of Autauga Creek. In tribute to his New England roots, Pratt laid out the town of Prattville in the New England style, rather than a traditional southern style town. The historic downtown is filled with a wide range of commercial and residential resources, with the centerpiece of downtown being the cotton gin factory complex itself. The buildings that housed the Daniel Pratt Gin Company are currently being rehabilitated into luxury loft apartments. This project utilizes both state and Federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, and the citizens of Prattville are thrilled for the buildings to be full of life once again. Prattville is a town that understands the importance of balancing progress with historic preservation."

Pictured here: Downtown Prattville and the cotton gin factory complex

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

Information courtesy of City of Prattville, Alabama Government and photo courtesy of High 5 Productions

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

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

"Founded in 1839 by Temple, New Hampshire, native Daniel Pratt, Prattville, Alabama, became home to the world's largest cotton gin producer. Pratt, Alabama's first industrialist, chose to establish his cotton gin manufactory on the banks of Autauga Creek. In tribute to his New England roots, Pratt laid out the town of Prattville in the New England style, rather than a traditional southern style town. The historic downtown is filled with a wide range of commercial and residential resources, with the centerpiece of downtown being the cotton gin factory complex itself. The buildings that housed the Daniel Pratt Gin Company are currently being rehabilitated into luxury loft apartments. This project utilizes both state and Federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, and the citizens of Prattville are thrilled for the buildings to be full of life once again. Prattville is a town that understands the importance of balancing progress with historic preservation."

Pictured here: Downtown Prattville and the cotton gin factory complex

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

Information courtesy of City of Prattville, Alabama Government and photo courtesy of High 5 Productions

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

It’s #NationalParkWeek and today is #FriendshipFriday! We’d like to appreciate State Historic Preservation Offices, Trib...
04/23/2021
What We Do - State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division (U.S. National Park Service)

It’s #NationalParkWeek and today is #FriendshipFriday! We’d like to appreciate State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Main Street America, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and Certified Local Governments who we partner with every year. With these partnerships, we’re able to assist in history and preservation projects in communities across the country!

Check out these partners and visit our website to learn more about how we do preservation through partnership: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1623/whatwedo.htm.

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #NationalParkWeek #FriendshipFriday #NPSFriends

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) does more than preserve the regionally unique historic fabric of the built environm...
04/22/2021

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) does more than preserve the regionally unique historic fabric of the built environment in which we live. It also helps to create beautiful, sustainable communities which benefit the planet and the natural environment, as well as their inhabitants. This is done by reducing material and energy consumption associated with new construction, by reusing and repurposing existing materials, and by diverting waste caused by the unnecessary demolition of historic structures. To learn more about how our work with Certified Local Governments nationwide relates to the broader conservation mission of the National Park Service, see the Conservation Connection webinar recorded with our staff in 2020: https://youtu.be/0i908cXdbQg

HPF Divisions: Heritage & Historic Preservation - NPS National Register of Historic Places - NPS
#EarthDay2021 #NationalParkWeek2021 #HPF #CLG #conservation #sustainability #PreservationThroughPartnership #HistoricPreservation #HPF #STLPG #Grant #EarthDay #NationalParkWeek

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) does more than preserve the regionally unique historic fabric of the built environment in which we live. It also helps to create beautiful, sustainable communities which benefit the planet and the natural environment, as well as their inhabitants. This is done by reducing material and energy consumption associated with new construction, by reusing and repurposing existing materials, and by diverting waste caused by the unnecessary demolition of historic structures. To learn more about how our work with Certified Local Governments nationwide relates to the broader conservation mission of the National Park Service, see the Conservation Connection webinar recorded with our staff in 2020: https://youtu.be/0i908cXdbQg

HPF Divisions: Heritage & Historic Preservation - NPS National Register of Historic Places - NPS
#EarthDay2021 #NationalParkWeek2021 #HPF #CLG #conservation #sustainability #PreservationThroughPartnership #HistoricPreservation #HPF #STLPG #Grant #EarthDay #NationalParkWeek

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate the City of Jellico, Tennessee! Please join us in welcoming a new mem...
04/05/2021

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

"Jellico, Tennessee, rests along the state line and has registered some of the most fascinating stories of growth and development found throughout the state. From its early beginning in the late 1800s, the town roared into the 20th Century due to its rich veins of deep mountain coal and the bustling activity of two railroads, the Southern and L&N. These two railroads carried the local "treasure" to many points both north and south of the border town.

In a short period of time, Jellico developed into tremendous commercial force with abundant opportunities for people across the region. The downtown area today was largely built out in the first quarter the 1900s and it functioned as a profitable and thriving hub for Jellico throughout the middle of the 20th century.

Following WWII, coal mining steadily declined. Economically, the town has struggled in comparison to those "boom" years but continues today to seek avenues of progress in obtainable ways. Becoming a CLG will help us to rehabilitate the core of Jellico which will in turn inspire our residents and be a catalyst for further private and public investment into our downtown core. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the CLG program!"

Pictured here: Downtown Jellico

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

Information and photos courtesy of the City of Jellico

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

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

"Jellico, Tennessee, rests along the state line and has registered some of the most fascinating stories of growth and development found throughout the state. From its early beginning in the late 1800s, the town roared into the 20th Century due to its rich veins of deep mountain coal and the bustling activity of two railroads, the Southern and L&N. These two railroads carried the local "treasure" to many points both north and south of the border town.

In a short period of time, Jellico developed into tremendous commercial force with abundant opportunities for people across the region. The downtown area today was largely built out in the first quarter the 1900s and it functioned as a profitable and thriving hub for Jellico throughout the middle of the 20th century.

Following WWII, coal mining steadily declined. Economically, the town has struggled in comparison to those "boom" years but continues today to seek avenues of progress in obtainable ways. Becoming a CLG will help us to rehabilitate the core of Jellico which will in turn inspire our residents and be a catalyst for further private and public investment into our downtown core. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the CLG program!"

Pictured here: Downtown Jellico

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

Information and photos courtesy of the City of Jellico

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

Today is Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning, in honor of Cesar Chavez’s birthday! Chavez was a civil rights activi...
03/31/2021

Today is Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning, in honor of Cesar Chavez’s birthday! Chavez was a civil rights activist and labor movement leader. In celebration of his historic contributions, we’d like to highlight the Memphis Tennessee Garrison House!

Memphis Tennessee Garrison was an educator, political organizer, community mediator, and civil rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Beginning in the 1920s, Garrison worked with the NAACP and successfully established the first NAACP branch in southern West Virginia. She traveled across the country on behalf of the NAACP doing advocacy work, including advocating for the desegregation of public schools. From 1931-1946, Garrison was a community mediator for U.S. Steel Gary Mines to support workers. There, she helped settle racial disputes and provided counseling to Black miners and their families.

She lived in this home in Huntington, West Virginia from 1958 until her death in 1988. The Memphis Tennessee Garrison House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. In 2019, the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation, Inc. received an #AACR grant to support rehabilitation efforts at this historic house.

Photo courtesy of Karen Nance.

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #AACR #CesarChavezDay #ServiceandLearning #LaborMovement #WomensHistoryMonth

Today is Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning, in honor of Cesar Chavez’s birthday! Chavez was a civil rights activist and labor movement leader. In celebration of his historic contributions, we’d like to highlight the Memphis Tennessee Garrison House!

Memphis Tennessee Garrison was an educator, political organizer, community mediator, and civil rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Beginning in the 1920s, Garrison worked with the NAACP and successfully established the first NAACP branch in southern West Virginia. She traveled across the country on behalf of the NAACP doing advocacy work, including advocating for the desegregation of public schools. From 1931-1946, Garrison was a community mediator for U.S. Steel Gary Mines to support workers. There, she helped settle racial disputes and provided counseling to Black miners and their families.

She lived in this home in Huntington, West Virginia from 1958 until her death in 1988. The Memphis Tennessee Garrison House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. In 2019, the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation, Inc. received an #AACR grant to support rehabilitation efforts at this historic house.

Photo courtesy of Karen Nance.

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HPF #HistoricPreservation #Grants #AACR #CesarChavezDay #ServiceandLearning #LaborMovement #WomensHistoryMonth

Happy #CLGMonday! Today, we'd like to congratulate  the Town of Nantucket, Massachusetts! Please join us in welcoming a ...
03/29/2021

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

"The Nantucket Historic District includes the entire Town and County of the island of Nantucket located approximately 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Nantucket Island is approximately 14 miles long by 3 1/3 miles wide and is both a local and national historic district.

In 1955, the Town of Nantucket established a Special Act, creating one of the first local historic districts in Massachusetts. It also became one of the first in the country, after Charleston, SC. This effort in 1955 created two local districts; the Old Town and Village of Siasconset, which both retain nationally important examples of American Architecture. The entire island became a National Historic Landmark in 1966. A 2012 update to the National Historic Landmark listing added Nantucket’s sister-islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget into the NHL designation.

After all these years, the Town of Nantucket pursued becoming a CLG because its preservation planner, commissioners, and local officials recognize the importance of historic preservation. They recognized the benefits that the Federal Preservation Program can provide to the island on their long-term preservation goals and much needed preservation projects for the NHL"

Pictured here: "Birds Eye View of the Town of Nantucket," dated 1881

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

Information and photos courtesy of Town of Nantucket

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

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

"The Nantucket Historic District includes the entire Town and County of the island of Nantucket located approximately 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Nantucket Island is approximately 14 miles long by 3 1/3 miles wide and is both a local and national historic district.

In 1955, the Town of Nantucket established a Special Act, creating one of the first local historic districts in Massachusetts. It also became one of the first in the country, after Charleston, SC. This effort in 1955 created two local districts; the Old Town and Village of Siasconset, which both retain nationally important examples of American Architecture. The entire island became a National Historic Landmark in 1966. A 2012 update to the National Historic Landmark listing added Nantucket’s sister-islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget into the NHL designation.

After all these years, the Town of Nantucket pursued becoming a CLG because its preservation planner, commissioners, and local officials recognize the importance of historic preservation. They recognized the benefits that the Federal Preservation Program can provide to the island on their long-term preservation goals and much needed preservation projects for the NHL"

Pictured here: "Birds Eye View of the Town of Nantucket," dated 1881

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

Information and photos courtesy of Town of Nantucket

#PreservationThroughPartnership #STLPG #NPS #HistoricPreservation

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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


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