Historic Preservation Resources
U.S. Government Sites
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. NTHP also offers several specific programs and resources that park partners and neighbors may find useful. These include:
National Park Service
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
The mission of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is to promote the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Leads America to prepare for, prevent, respond to,and recover from disasters.
Michigan State Sites
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated to recognizing and preserving Michigan's rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Michigan's State Historic Preservation Office
Michigan's SHPO provides technical assistance to local communities in their efforts to identify, evaluate, designate, and protect Michigan's historic resources. The SHPO also administers an incentives program that includes state and federal tax credits and pass-through grants available to Certified Local Governments.
National Preservation Institute
The National Preservation Institute is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization offering specialized information, continuing education, and professional training to those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage.
Institute for Classical Architecture
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts.
Did You Know?
Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.