California Office of Historic Preservation
June is LGBT Pride Month
a chance to recognize and learn about the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals to American life and history. The cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles have developed LGBT Historic Context Statements to help identify and document LGBT-associated properties. The above photo is of the Samuel-Novarro House, one of the properties identified in the Los Angeles context. D esigned by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1928, the house also is significant for its association with gay actor Ramon Novarro (1899-1968), one of the leading Latino actors in early Hollywood. The Samuel-Novarro House is designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 130.  (Photo courtesy of the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources)
I n This Issue

New Commissioners on the SHRC

We are pleased to announce that three new commissioners were appointed by Governor Brown to the State Historical Resources Commission and began their service at the May 10, 2017 Commission meeting.

Janet Hansen, deputy manager for the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, represents History on the Commission. 

Adam Sriro, manager of the Archaeological Program at Southern California Edison, represents Historical Archaeology on the Commission. 

Luis Hoyos, professor in the College of Environmental Design, CalPoly, Pomona, represents Architectural History on the Commission. Mr. Hoyos previously served on the Commission from 2002 to 2006. 

Please visit our SHRC Commissioner Biographies webpage to learn more about the new commissioners and the other members of the SHRC.

New Tribal Consultation Report from the ACHP

Another timely and important preservation-related report was released this past month by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Improving Tribal Consultation in Infrastructure Projects, offers recommendations intended to "encourage federal agencies to make significant improvements in their consultation with tribes affected by infrastructure projects," ACHP Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson explains.  

In addition to the report, the ACHP also plans to develop training to help federal agencies adopt more effective consultation practices with tribes under Section 106.

New NTHP Publication Looks to Preservation's Future 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) recently announced the publication of Preservation for People: A Vision for the Future. As explained by Stephanie Meeks, president of the NTHP, this document "reflects more than a year of aspirational thought and discussion among preservationists, scholars, and others closely aligned with or affected by our work." The document sets forth specific recommendations and objectives for the NTHP and others to pursue. "We hope that this vision....provokes discussion and encourages new thinking, and that it inspires you as we all work to move preservation forward in the decades ahead," Meeks says.
News and Updates

California Preservation Project Wins an Emmy
On June 3, 2017, the film A Walk Through Time: The Story of Anderson Marsh, was honored with a Northern California Emmy award for Historic/Cultural-Program/Special. The film represents a highly successful collaboration between the Koi Nation of Northern California, California State Parks, Chico State University, and others, to tell and preserve the cultural and historical story of the Anderson Marsh area. Previously, the film project received a 2015 Governor's Historic Preservation Award. Congratulations to all who were involved in this exemplary project!

CPF Accepting Proposals for Sessions and Workshops
Proposals are now being accepted for the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) 2017-2018 season of workshops, webinars, and conference sessions. Visit the CPF website for instructions on submitting proposals. The  submission deadline is June 15, 2017 .

CPF Also Accepting Nominations for Design Awards
There is still time to submit nominations for the California Preservation Foundation's  34th Annual Preservation Design Awards , recognizing preservation efforts large and small. An awards ceremony will be held in October in San Francisco. The  deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017 .

ACHP Fellowship Deadline Extended
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Alumni Foundation is extending the deadline for a 10-12 week scholar position with the ACHP Office of Native American Affairs. Sponsored by the Alumni Foundation, the position is available to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander students. The   deadline to apply is now extended to July 1, 2017 .   Click here   for details and the application form.
The ACHP and the Smithsonian Institute have partnered to offer another fellowship, this one focused on Latino culture, heritage, sites, and artifacts. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2017Click here for details and application instructions.  

Section 304 Guidance from the ACHP 
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) encourages Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and others to review the ACHP's updated  Section 304 guidance . Section 304 of the National Historic Preservation Act addresses protection of sensitive information related to historic properties. The ACHP Section 304 guidance was developed in close coordination with the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places to ensure that the most commonly expressed concerns and questions are addressed.

California Properties Added to the National Register
Since our last ePost went to press, three more California properties were added to the National Register of Historic Places:

Portuguese Chapel of San Diego, San Diego County
Washington Firehouse, West Sacramento, Yolo County
Sutter Club, Sacramento, Sacramento County

Visit the Weekly List webpage of the National Park Service to see past and recent California listings on the National Register. 
Events and Education

CCHS Annual Meeting, June 22-24
The Conference of California Historical Societies will hold their 63rd Annual Meeting, June 22-24, 2017, in Roseville, California. The conference provides an opportunity to learn and share the latest information regarding California history and the preservation of the state's historic resources.

CPF Workshops, June 22 & 23, Orange, CA
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is offering the following workshops in June:

Visit the CPF website for their complete offering of workshops, webinars, and tours.

Summer Learning Opportunities from the OHP
Missed one of our workshops from earlier this year, or just need to brush up on your knowledge about Section 106, Secretary of the Interior Standards, CEQA, Mills Act, Historic Contexts, or other preservation topics? We encourage you to visit our Preservation Training webpage. Here you will find information and links to current and past OHP workshops, webinars, and eLearning modules on a variety of preservation subjects. Best of all, these learning opportunities are available year-round, not just in summer (though this summer is as good a time as ever to start!) 

OAH Annual Meeting Coming to California in 2018
The Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce they will hold their 2018 Annual Meeting, April 12-14, in Sacramento. The OAH received a grant from the Andrew Mellow Foundation to videotape and audio record all of the 2018 meeting sessions. The recordings will allow the information presented to be extended beyond the in-person meeting to all who are interested in the study, promotion, and preservation of American history.

Did You Know....

....beginning with the May 10, 2017, meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC), all SHRC meetings will be live-streamed on the CAL-SPAN network. Indexed videos of each meeting will be available post-meeting on the CAL-SPAN Archives webpage and on our own SHRC Meeting Minutes and Recordings page. 

State Historical Resources Commission Meetings for 2017

February 3 - Sacramento
May 10 - Pasadena
July 28 - San Rafael
October 27 - TBD

Learn More about Commission meetings,  actions, and responsibilities