2020 November Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Culture x Climate 2020
Community Resilience Grants
Preservation Needs Assessments
SHRC Meeting November 6
And more....

News & Updates
Culture x Climate 2020
The Climate Heritage Network has mobilized a virtual global forum for arts, culture and heritage-based climate action designed to advance climate emergency ambitions. 
Climate Heritage Week runs from November 16 through 22 and is nested within Culture x Climate 2020 which runs now through November 27 offering an array of visionary panel sessions, a series of informative webinars, and action-oriented forums, including three programs in the United Nations November Dialogues: Race to Zero series. The Office of Historic Preservation is a founding member of the Climate Heritage Network, with SHPO Julianne Polanco serving as a Co-Chair.

Community Resilience Grants Available from the NLC

The National League of Cities (NLC) is accepting applications for their 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience Grant Program. Grants support local communities as they pursue coordinated climate resilience efforts.

Since 2017, 33 cities have participated in the program. Each city selected will receive $10,000 in financial support, and customized support from both the NLC and the Resilient Cities Network.

Deadline for applying is December 23, 2020.


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Free Preservation Needs Assessments

The California State Library is offering free preservation needs assessments to organizations and institutions responsible for maintaining cultural and historical collections. Assessments are available for collections in the following counties: Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, San Francisco, San Mateo, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba. Tribal heritage organizations throughout the state are also invited to apply.

Interested applicants must complete an initial survey by November 15, 2020.

Participate in Statewide Cultural Collections Survey

The California State Library is inviting archives, galleries, historical societies, libraries, museums, and tribal nations to participate in the California Cultural Collections Protection Survey.

California is home to one of the most diverse and expansive cultural collections in the world, spread across thousands of institutions who are primary keepers of local and tribal history and art, and serve as the state’s collective memory. The survey will serve as an instrument to educate decision-makers about the value of investing in and protecting the state’s arts and cultural heritage.

Registration is open now to participate in the survey.


Image courtesy of the California State Library.

NTHP Releases New Report

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is pleased to announce the release of an important new report, Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as a Path for Equity. The report was developed under the auspices of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, with funding from the Ford Foundation and the JPB Foundation.

As noted by the NTHP, “At the heart of this project is the central question: How can preservation be a force for advancing equitable development and social justice in African American neighborhoods and other communities of color?” The report looks at past and current progress, and advocates for “expanding the role that cultural heritage and its preservation can and should play in the equitable growth of our communities.”

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Education & Events
CAMSA Conference Goes Virtual, November 12-13
The annual conference of the California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA) takes place virtually this year on November 12-13. The conference theme is "Repair, Recover, Revive" and will focus on best practices and strategies to support historic downtowns as they recover from the pandemic. Registration is now open.
Historic Preservation Degree Program Accepting Applications
For those considering a graduate degree in preservation, the University of Oregon is accepting applications for their Master of Science in Historic Preservation, with an emphasis on history, cultural resource management, and cultural heritage preservation.
Application priority deadline is January 31, 2021.
NPI Online Trainings
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) is offering online training covering a variety of preservation topics including Finding New Sources of Funding in Challenging Times, Cultural Landscapes: An Overview, Historic Wood Windows, and more. Visit the NPI Online Trainings page for a full listing and registration details.

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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