The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) invites you to join us in preserving, protecting, and honoring the cultural, historical, and archaeological resources of California!
The OHP is responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration, and protection of California's irreplaceable resources. We operate under the direction of the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), a gubernatorial appointee, and the State Historical Resources Commission, a state review board appointed by the governor, and responsible for reviewing nominations to the four federal and state programs administered by the OHP. Explore our webpages and learn more about the OHP and about preserving California's heritage!
Get the latest news and updates. Governor appoints new SHPO; San Bernardino Archaeological Information Center has permanently closed; OHP lists their goals for 2015; Preserve Latino History Initiative; and more....
Programs. Visit this section of our website to find the many programs overseen and offered through the OHP to support the mission and work of historic preservation.
Tools. This section of our website provides a variety of resources to support historic preservation efforts and projects.
Get Involved! Volunteer with HistoriCorps; commemorate the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition; contribute to the Preserve Latino History initiative; participate in cultural festivals in your community. Get Involved!
Tribal Historic Preservation Program. The State Office of Historic Preservation works closely with federally and non-federally recognized tribes to ensure the preservation and protection of cultural sites, ancestral lands, and tribal traditions.
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