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Input Sought on National Register Bulletin Update

The National Register of Historic Places (NR) is initiating an update and revision of National Register Bulletin: How to Complete the National Register Registration Form. The NR very much welcomes your comments and recommendations for the revision. Visit the National Register website for details and submission instructions. Feedback is being accepted now through December 31, 2017.


SHRC Meeting Scheduled for July 28

The next meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission is scheduled for July 28, 2017, in San Rafael, California. Among other business to be addressed, the Commission will hear and vote on a number of National Register of Historic Places nominations. For information about the nominated properties, and meeting time and location, visit our Pending Nominations webpage. The meeting agenda will be posted to our Meeting Schedule and Notices page ten days prior to the meeting date. All meetings of the SHRC are live-streamed on the CAL-SPAN network. Indexed videos of each meeting will be available through the CAL-SPAN Archives and on the SHRC Meeting Minutes and Recordings page of the OHP website. 


California Awarded Underrepresented Communities Grant

We are pleased to announce that California was among the recent recipients of Underrepresented Community Grants funded through the Historic Preservation Fund. The $50,000 grant awarded to California will be administered by our office to develop a statewide Multiple Property Documentation Form through which to identify and nominate to the National Register of Historic Places properties associated with Asian American and Pacific Islanders in California. Read the press release from the Secretary of the Interior.  


Disasters - Planning, Response, and Recovery

The unpredictability of weather due to climate change and other factors, yearly challenges of fire, and ever-present threats from earthquakes and other natural disasters, make it imperative to have plans and preparations in place before disaster strikes. We invite you to visit our Disasters and Historic Resources webpage for a variety of resources to help with the planning, responding, and recovery processes. Staff of the OHP are available to provide assistance and updated information to those responsible for historic properties in times of disaster. 


Guide to Section 106 Review Now in Spanish

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Spanish language version of the ACHP’s “Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review.” This new version contains the same text as the English edition, with updated images.  Download a copy from the link below:

Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review - Spanish


Preserve Latino History!

After a two-year collaborative process with representatives of California's Latino communities, the Office of Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the creation of Latinos in Twentieth Century California, a historic context that recognizes the contributions of Latinos to the more recent history of California. The Latinos in Twentieth Century California project seeks to identify properties throughout California associated with Latino history and nominate many of those properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Please visit our Preserve Latino History webpage to find out how you can participate in identifying and nominating significant properties.