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SHRC Meeting Set for May 17 in Palo Alto

The State Historical Resources Commission will hold their next quarterly meeting on May 17 in Palo Alto. Included among the agenda items is a slate of new nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. To learn about the nominated properties, visit our Pending Nominations webpage. Meeting time, location, and agenda can be found on the Meeting Schedule and Notices page. All meetings of the SHRC are live-streamed on the CAL-SPAN network. Indexed videos of past meetings are available through the CAL-SPAN Archives and on the SHRC Meeting Recordings and Summaries page of the OHP website. 


California Awarded Underrepresented Community Grants

We are pleased to announce that California projects were among the recent recipients of Underrepresented Community Grants funded through the Historic Preservation Fund. Our office was honored to receive a grant to help develop a historic context statement about the Native American experience in relation to the California mission system. The Pala Band of Mission Indians received a grant to assist with efforts to register the Band's Blacktooth House to the National Register of Historic Places. Read the full press release about these grants and others awarded nationwide.  The OHP also was honored to receive an earlier Underrepresented Community Grant to assist in the development of a statewide context about the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California. Learn more about the award here


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