2020 September Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Leadership Changes at California State Parks
The OHP is Hiring!
Grant Support for Harada House
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Designating California - Staff Favorites
And more....

News & Updates
Leadership Changes at California State Parks
Armando M. Quintero Appointed Director of California State Parks: On September 1, 2020, Armando F. Quintero began his tenure as the Director of California State Parks. Mr. Quintero has a strong parks background having held multiple positions with the National Park Service, including positions at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sequoia National Park, and the John Muir National Historic Site. We look forward to working closely to steward California's cultural and historic resources, to his leadership, and congratulate Mr. Quintero on his appointment!

Lisa Ann Mangat Appointed Chief Deputy of Policy and Administration at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services: We also extend a fond farewell to Lisa Mangat who served as Director of California State Parks from 2015. As Director, Ms. Mangat oversaw the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Transformation initiative, updating technology and organizational frameworks. She worked to improve fiscal transparency, strengthen partnerships for parks, and ensure parks are accessible and relevant to all Californians including underserved communities. Ms. Mangat begins her new role at a crucial time for California. She is a strong and strategic thinker with an excellent desire to serve all Californians well. We look forward to a continued strong partnership and wish her every success!

Elizabeth McGuirk Reappointed Chief Deputy Director of California State Parks: On August 27, Governor Newsom reappointed Liz McGuirk as Chief Deputy Director of California State Parks. A friend and true partner, Liz has been a strong leader in this role since 2015. She leads with thoughtfulness, and promoted excellent service to our public. The OHP is excited to continue our good work with Chief Deputy Director McGuirk! 

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) works closely with the leadership and staff of California State Parks to preserve and protect the many historical, cultural, and archaeological resources located within California's state park system.
The OHP is Hiring!


Final Filing Date: 9/24/2020

The Office of Historic Preservation is seeking an ideal candidate to supervise our Archaeology and Environmental Compliance Unit. This position coordinates, manages, and supervises statewide environmental review of federal and federally assisted projects pursuant to Sections 110 and 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. If you are an individual who possesses excellent writing and organizational skills, an ability to analyze data and effectively present ideas orally and in writing, and can work independently, and cooperatively with others, we invite you to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology.

Save America's Treasures Grant to Support Harada House

Congratulations to the Museum of Riverside for being the California recipient of a Save America's Treasures grant! The grant will help to preserve Harada House, a treasured historic property that is significant to local history as well as an important part of California's greater heritage and story.

Harada House is a National Historic Landmark, and at the August 14, 2020 meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission, the historic house also achieved designation as a California Historical Landmark.

Visit the National Park Service website to learn more about the Save America's Treasures grant program.



Image: Courtesy of the Museum of Riverside.
 
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is recognized each year as National Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Latinx contributions to the life and history of our country. Fittingly, at the August 14, 2020 meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission, several resources associated with the Chicano Moratorium of 1969-1971 in Los Angeles were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The Moratorium marked a watershed moment in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and cultural recognition. In 1969 and 1970, organized marches were made through the streets of Los Angeles to draw attention to the cause, with the 1970 march and rally representing at that time, one of the largest mass protests of Mexican Americans in U.S. history. Visit our Actions Taken page to learn more about the nominated Chicano Moratorium resources.

The Moratorium resources brought forward at the August 14 SHRC meeting were nominated in association with the Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF). Published by the OHP in 2014 (when Latino was commonly used as a gender neutral term), the MPDF documents the history of Latinx in twentieth century California and provides a framework for nominating associated properties to the National Register of Historic Places. At the August SHRC meeting the Latinos in Twentieth Century California MPDF was itself approved for forwarding to the Keeper of the National Register for amendment to include a new context specifically addressing the Chicano Moratorium of Los Angeles.

Designating California!
Education & Events
California Preservation Foundation Webinars & Workshops
NTHP Annual Conference is Going Virtual
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is now accepting registrations for the annual PastForward Conference, taking place this year from October 27-30. The entire conference will be virtual, allowing for greater participation while maintaining necessary safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted in NTHP communications, "With more than 30 educational sessions focused on the theme “Resilience and Relevance,” participants can take part in discussions about the challenges we currently face, and how we can work together to meet these challenges head-on as a movement."
Early registration deadline is October 7, 2020.
Diversity Scholarship Deadline Approaching
September 16, 2020 is the deadline to apply for a Diversity Scholarship from the National Trust for Historic Places (NTHP). The scholarships provide the opportunity for up and coming preservationists to participate in the NTHP's annual PastForward Conference and connect with professionals in the preservation field. This year's conference takes place virtually, October 27-30.
NTHP Grant Deadline Also Approaching
Enhance your efforts to save the historic places within your community—participate in the National Trust Preservation Funds grant program. This annual program supports local preservation organizations’ efforts to preserve and protect important places in their communities. Funding ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 and supports preservation planning and educational projects. The next deadline is October 1, 2020.
ACHP Online Section 106 Training Available All Through 2020
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is offering online versions of their Section 106 classroom training series. The series includes Section 106 Essentials and Section 106 Agreements Seminar. Course sessions will be offered beginning in August and continuing through the end of the year. Visit the ACHP training page for details and registration information.
NPI Trainings Now Offered Online
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) also is offering online training opportunities, covering a variety of preservation topics. Visit their website to see a list of dates, offerings, and registration details.

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