2021 May Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
May is Preservation Month!
NTHP Grant Cycle Underway
DOI Seeks Your Input
Designate California!
Webinars, Workshops,
and more....

News & Updates
May is Preservation Month!
Preservation Month provides a chance to celebrate the many good efforts, past and present, that have preserved the places, histories, cultures, and traditions of our individual and collective California heritage. Visit our Preservation Month page to see a list of some of the activities taking place this month in communities around the state.

One of the ongoing efforts of our office is to collaborate with tribal communities, organizations, and other preservation partners in telling the full story of California. We invite you to visit our Historic Contexts Library page to learn about two new contexts currently underway.

Preservation Month also honors the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. One of the actions to come out of the Act was the creation of State Historic Preservation Offices/Officers (SHPO). Visit our Former SHPO page and learn about the dedicated men and women appointed through the years by California governors to oversee historic preservation in our state.

California heritage - learn, preserve, and celebrate!


Image: The 1911 Looff Carousel at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, is a colorful bit of preserved California heritage that has provided generations of fun, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo courtesy of Cordeliawl/Creative Commons.
Organizations Now Accepting Nominations

Nomination deadlines are coming up in June for the following recognition and award programs:

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is accepting nominations for Landslide 2021: Race and Space, a program to recognize and draw attention to endangered and culturally significant landscapes.

Nomination deadline: June 15, 2021.

Nominations also are being accepted by the California Preservation Foundation for the 2021 Preservation Design Awards, recognizing excellence in all areas of preservation endeavors.

Nomination deadline: June 21, 2021.
NTHP June Grant Cycle Underway

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting applications for their next cycle of grant funding. Grants are given in support of preservation efforts at the local level, and range in award amounts of $2,500 to $5,000. As noted by the NTHP, "A small grant at the right time can go a long way and is often the catalyst that inspires a community to take action on a preservation project."

Nomination deadline: June 1, 2021.
Your Input Sought for DOI Survey
The Department of the Interior (DOI) and its partners are seeking input on a survey that will help to inform the focus of an upcoming Historic Property Specialist Workshop for oil spills. As explained by the DOI, “We are gathering information from interested parties about experience with cultural resources, incident management, and spill response so we can improve our workshop. We will use the information from this questionnaire to help develop materials for a 3-day in person workshop and for a series of introductory webinars about the role of the Historic Property Specialist (HPS) during spill response.” Please submit survey responses by May 30, 2021.

For questions about the survey or the workshop, contact Janet Whitlock, DOI Regional Environmental Officer at janet_whitlock@ios.doi.gov, or 415-420-0524.

Designating California!
Education & Events
NRHP & NHL Free Q&A Session, May 13
In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) programs are joining forces to present a free Q&A session on May 13, 2021. Anyone with questions about historic preservation and an interest to learn more about the NRHP and NHL is welcome to join the discussion. Pre-registration is required.
NTHP Webinar, May 17
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) hosts a free, online webinar on May 17, 2021. "Before Brown v. Board: A Look at Dred Scott v. Sandford, and Plessy v. Ferguson" is the next in a series of webinars looking at the history and impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Registration is required.
California Preservation Foundation Annual Conference
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is accepting registrations for their Annual Conference, taking place online, June 8-10, 2021. This year's theme is "Reframing Preservation: Leading from the West Coast."
Free Webinars from the CPF
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) offers a diverse slate of previously recorded webinars available free for viewing via the CPF YouTube Channel. Subjects include Mid-Century Modern, CEQA, architect Paul R. Williams, Tiki, Mapping Tools, and more.
NPI Offering On-Demand Training
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) continues its on-demand online learning program. Offerings include "Cultural Landscapes: An Overview," "Native America 101," "The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources," and more.
HistoriCorps Offering On-Site Projects for 2021
The non-profit HistoriCorps is offering several on-site volunteer projects for 2021, including in California. HistoriCorps trains teams of volunteers hands-on skills as they help to repair, restore, and preserve historic resources on public lands. 2021 projects follow pandemic safety protocols.

Items posted in the ePost are presented as an informational courtesy and do not constitute an endorsement by the Office of Historic Preservation.
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