California Office of Historic Preservatio n
October is California Archaeology Month!  Our banner image is of a site along the Pecho Coast that corresponds to the site of the former Northern Chumash village of Tstyiwi. Beginning in 2015, PG&E, California Polytechnic State University's (Cal Poly) annual archaeology field class, and the Northern Chumash Tribe, collaborated on a project to restore the site's natural landscape, and reunite the Northern Chumash with a place of deep cultural significance. Among the project's accomplishments were permanently ending agricultural cultivation of the land; removing invasive plants; reseeding with grasses and plant species native to the Pecho Coast and selected in consultation with the Tribe; and restoring the natural riparian corridor along the area's creek. Archaeological and archival research of the site was used to create an interpretive exhibit and educate the public about the land and its importance in the cultural life and history of the Northern Chumash. The  Tstyiwi restoration project  is one of the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Award. Learn about all of this year's awardees later in this ePost.  ( Photo courtesy of Kelly Kephhart, Cal Poly)
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2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. This is California's only state-sponsored awards program and recognizes outstanding achievements in preserving California's heritage.

This year's six awarded projects reflect the broad scope of preservation endeavors in California, from restoring historic structures, to innovative uses of surveys and technology, to preserving treasured cultural landscapes, traditions, and histories.  

Awards will be presented at a ceremony to take place November 1, 2018, in Sacramento. This year, for the first time, the ceremony will be live-streamed via the OHP Facebook page and Bluejeans - details coming soon! 

Ceremony Sponsors Welcome! 
The award ceremony and reception honoring the Governor's Historic Preservation Award recipients is made possible each year through the generosity of our sponsors. Visit our Sponsors page to see a list of the organizations that have supported prior years' ceremonies. If you would like to serve as a sponsor for 2018, please contact Jenan Saunders, Deputy SHPO, at, or 916-445-7000. Thank you!  
News and Updates

California Tribe Receives NPS Tribal Heritage Grant
Congratulations to the Bishop Paiute Tribe for their recent selection as the California recipient of a Tribal Heritage grant from the National Park Service. The grants support "cultural and historic preservation projects that protect and promote the unique heritage and traditions of America's native cultures." Learn more about the Bishop Paiute project and the other nationwide grant recipients.

Jamul Indian Village Assumes THPO Responsibilities
Congratulations also are extended to the Jamul Indian Village of California for their recent assumption of Historic Preservation Officer duties on tribal lands. Among the duties assumed is review of Federal undertakings pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Lisa K. Cumper is the Tribe's Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO). Learn more about this important program and the forty-four other California tribes with THPO responsibilities.

Still Time to Apply for NPS Grants 
The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division of the National Park Service (NPS) is accepting applications for two of its grant programs:

African American Civil Rights Grant Program supports projects that identify, document, interpret, and preserve sites associated with the African American struggle to gain equal rights in the 20th century. Application deadline extended to October 15, 2018.

Underrepresented Community Grant Program supports efforts to diversify nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. Application deadline: November 1, 2018.

California Humanities Accepting Grant Applications
California Humanities (CalHum) is still accepting applicatons for their new grant program,  Humanities for All. Grants support projects that are grounded in the humanities and promote social and cultural understanding. Projects can be oral histories, reading or film discussion groups, community forums, exhibits, and other activities. Application deadline: October 15, 2018.  

SHRC Meeting Set for Los Angeles, October 26
Los Angeles City Hall will be the location of the October 26, 2018 meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC). Agenda items include voting on nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Visit our Pending Nominations page for a list and descriptions of the nominated properties. Meeting agendas are posted to our Meeting Schedule and Notices page ten days prior to the meeting. Can't make it in-person to the meeting? SHRC meetings are live-streamed on the Cal-Span network. 

California Properties on the National Register
Since our last ePost, the following California properties achieved listing on the National Register of Historic Places:

Martinez Grammar School Annex, Contra Costa County
Hotel Fresno, Fresno County
Canterbury Apartment Hotel, Los Angeles County
Tocaloma Bridge, Marin County (Federal nomination)     

Events and Education

Asian American Heritage Symposium, October 6
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP), the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources (OHR), and the Filipino Christian Church are co-hosting a Community Symposium to celebrate the historic contributions of Asian Americans in Los Angeles. The gathering will allow scholars, preservationists, and community leaders and citizens to learn about the SurveyLA Asian Americans in Los Angeles historic contexts, and the process of identifying, documenting, and preserving historically significant sites. The event is free but registration is required.

SCA 2018 Data Sharing Meetings, October 6 & 20
October is Archaeology Month and the month the  Society for California Archaeology (SCA)  holds their annual Data Sharing Meetings. The Southern Data Sharing Meeting  is October 6, 2018, at California State University Channel Islands. California State University Chico will host the Northern Data Sharing Meeting on October 20, 2018. 

Historic Neighborhoods Conference, October 13
Los Angeles Conservancy in partnership with the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources is hosting their annual Historic Neighborhoods Conference on October 13, 2018. This year's conference will address the intersection of historic preservation, affordable housing, and the challenge of increasing housing supply.  Registration is required.

Former SHPO to be Honored at CPF Awards, October 19
California Preservation Foundation (CPF) will hold their Preservation Design Awards Ceremony on October 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. We are pleased to note that former State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Milford Wayne Donaldson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Donaldson currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Receiving a President's Award from the CPF is Janet Hansen, currently serving as a commissioner on the State Historical Resources Commission. Ms. Hansen also holds the position of deputy manager for the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources. Congratulations to both and to all of the awardees! 

California Main Street Information Meetings & Workshop
The California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA) is partnering with the National Main Street Center to share information about new services and benefits available to all California Main Street communities beginning in January 2019. The information sessions will be held October 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2018. Workshops will also be conducted at the October 22 and 23 sessions. Visit the CAMSA website for all meeting and workshop locations, times, and registration information.

CPF Webinar, November 8
California Preservation Foundation is offering the webinar California and Federal Legislative and Legal Updates for Historic Preservation, November 8, 2018, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

APIA Historic Preservation  Forum, November 11-13
The Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) will host the 2018 National APIA Historic Preservation Forum in San Francisco, November 11-13, 2018. This year's forum will celebrate the debut of the National Park Service (NPS) Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study.  

NTHP Annual Conference, November 13-16
There is still time to register for the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)  PastForward Conference taking place in San Francisco this year, November 13-16, 2018.  

Historic Preservation Degree Program Opportunity
The University of Oregon School of Architecture & Environment is accepting applications for their Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree program. Applications are being accepted now through February 1, 2019. Information sessions about the program are available online and in-person.

Did You Know....

....November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that officially ended World War I. To commemorate that historic event, you are invited to participate in the Bells of Peace. At 11:00 am local time on November 11, schools, churches, firehouses, townhalls, groups, and individuals in communities across the nation, and in Europe, will ring bells in honor of the World War I Centennial. Be a part of this historic event and remembrance!

State Historical Resources Commission Meetings
Scheduled for 2018:

February 2 - Sacramento
May 17 - Palo Alto 
August 3 - Sacramento
October 26 - Los Angeles

Learn More about Commission meetings,  actions, and responsibilities.

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