2021 June Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Connect with the OHP!
California Projects Receive NPS Grants
Keynote Address is Free at CPF Conference
Designate California!
Webinars, Training,
and more....

News & Updates
Connect with the Office of Historic Preservation

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Keynote Address is Free to Public at CPF Conference

The Annual Conference of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) takes place online, June 8-10, 2021. Six programs are offered free to the public, including the keynote address featuring Robert G. Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service, in conversation with Julianne Polanco, California State Historic Preservation Officer. When Mr. Stanton was appointed as NPS Director in 1988, he became the first African American to hold that position. He served as Director until 2003. Register to receive the Zoom links for the keynote address and other free programming.


Image: Robert G. Stanton (photo courtesy of R. Stanton/CPF)
California Projects Awarded NPS Grants
Ten California projects are among the nationwide recipients of National Park Service (NPS) Japanese American Confinement Sites grants. Just over $3 million in grants was awarded to 22 projects to preserve and interpret the sites where Japanese Americans were forcibly confined during World War II.

In announcing the awards, NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge said, “When our shared history is reflected in our national historical and cultural story, there is a better chance to break the patterns of racism. The National Park Service’s historic preservation grant programs help us bring lesser-known stories to the forefront, both within national parks and communities across the nation.”


Image: Angel Island Immigration Station, Angel Island State Park, is among the California projects awarded a grant. Photo courtesy of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

Designating California!
Education & Events
Nomination Deadline Approaching for Landslide 2021
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is still accepting nominations for Landslide 2021: Race and Space. The annual program offers the opportunity to recognize and promote protection of endangered cultural landscapes.
Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2021.
NTHP Annual PastForward Conference Goes Virtual
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) hosts their annual PastForward Conference online, November 2-5, 2021. This year's theme is "Lead the Change," looking at the role and place of historic preservation in the changing realities of the 21st century.
Free Webinar Offerings from the CPF and NTHP
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.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) through their Forum Webinar Series, also offers free webinars on a variety of preservation related topics, including among others, Brown v. Board of Education, Tidal Basin and Environmental Change, and Underrepresented Sites in California (presented in partnership with the California Preservation Foundation).
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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