Historic buildings and structures 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 and/or documented for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff work in the public's interest to recognize, revitalize, rehabilitate, and record the historic built environment in our state through the important programs and technical assistance offered. 

THE 19TH AMENDMENT TURNS 100 IN 2020! CELEBRATE HISTORY!
The Women's fight to gain the Right to Vote is rooted in a spirit of leadership, persistence and courage. See links below and many others.

 
Library of Congress Shall Not Be Denied woman's right for the vote logoThe Library of Congress offers a wealth of information about the Woman’s Fight for the Vote!

https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/women-fight-for-the-vote/about-this-exhibition/

Southeastern Louisiana University Centennial Woman's Suffarage Movement LogoSoutheastern Louisiana University pays homage to the Centennial Woman’s Suffrage Movement Celebration!

www.gritandgrace100.com

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MAY IS PRESERVATION MONTH!

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NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFERS FREE WEBINARS

The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites you to attend two virtual events this May -- A Conversation with Phylicia Rashad on Fri, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. and Webinar: Increasing Congressional Support for Preservation During the Pandemic on Thur., May 28 at 3:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. A Conversation with Phylicia Rashad is part of Virtual Preservation Month and will explore the power of preservation and the important role all Americans can play in telling a more inclusive American story. The webinar on Thursday will provide you with the skills to join in the important discussions around congressional funding during these challenging times.

Click on the links to register!

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THE 8TH NATIONAL FORUM ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION POLICY will be held Oct. 9-10, 2020 at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA

Sponsored by Tulane School of Architecture's Preservation Studies, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, U.S. National Park Service with support from the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.

The Forum will focus on integrating better historic preservation in local government public policies in the U.S.  The keynote will be delivered by architect, educator, preservationist, and author, Richard D. Wagner, PhD, AIA.  Sessions will concentrate on Diversity and Inclusion, Housing and Gentrification, Climate Change, and Land-Use Planning.  Each session is composed of three papers presenting different forward-looking approaches to the subject with an expert moderator.

Unique among professional and academic conferences, fully half of each of the four sessions will be devoted to discussion among presenters and audience.  To best facilitate this, attendance will be limited to 120 registrants and each will receive an electronic copy of all papers several weeks in advance of the Forum.  Detailed information about the Forum, including hotel and travel will be distributed by the end of March.

To register, visit prcno.org/event/8th-national-forum-historic-preservation-policy. Questions? Contact Laura Ewen Blokker at lblokker@tulane.edu


Changes to Historic Tax Credit Programs  

AS OF MARCH 19, 2020, NPS IS ACCEPTING FEDERAL APPLICATIONS AGAIN!


New Federal Historic Preservation Certification Application Forms

All applications received in State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) on and after December 2, 2019, must use the revised forms recently issued by the National Park Service (header of each form: "Rev. 06/2016 v2"). Previous versions will not be accepted. Any outdated forms received by the SHPO on and after December 2, 2019 will be returned to the owner.


Click here: Federal Historic & Non-Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs, and  State Commercial & Residential Tax Credit Programs


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