Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff works in the public's interest to preserve and restore these buildings so they can enhance and enrich our environment and, thus, our lives.

Physical Address
Division of Historic Preservation
Capitol Annex Building
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
(225) 342-8160
(225) 219-9772


What's Happening!  

HEART (Heritage Emergency and Response Training) 2019 will take place December 9–13, 2019, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. This year’s HEART program builds upon the DC program launched in 2017 and further refined through state and territorial programs in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Maine. HEART 2019 seeks applications from US cultural heritage professionals and first responder/emergency management professionals from all 56 states and territories and Indian Country. The application deadline is October 8, 2019. For complete details about this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit https://culturalrescue.si.edu/hentf/training/

HEART is sponsored by the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a public-private partnership co-sponsored by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution. This training is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Bank of America.

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