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Historic Preservation Resources

A mason repairs brickwork on the Union Building in Calumet.
A mason repairs brickwork on the Union Building in Calumet.
NPS Photo, Karl Benda
 
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:
 

Barn Again!
BARN AGAIN! is a national program that provides information to help owners of historic barns rehabilitate them and put them back to productive use on farms and ranches.

NTHP Library Collection
Includes more than 13,000 volumes covering preservation topics from the technical to the aesthetic.

National Main Street Center
In the 1970s, the National Trust developed its pioneering Main Street approach to commercial district revitalization, an innovative methodology that combines historic preservation with economic development to restore prosperity and vitality to downtowns and neighborhood business districts.

Preservation Books
The publications available here focus on every aspect of preservation, from economic benefits to the cleaning and care of historic homes to fundraising tips.

 

National Park Service
The National park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Some specific historic preservation resources include:

 

Heritage Preservation Services
Heritage Preservation Services helps our nation's citizens and communities identify, evaluate, protect and preserve historic properties for future generations of Americans.

Preservation Briefs
Technical Preservation Services have helped home owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies by publishing easy-to read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.

National Center for Preservation Technology Training
NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.

Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation
Working in partnership with national parks, universities, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, the Olmsted Center provides a full range of technical assistance in cultural landscape research, planning, stewardship, and education.

 
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.
 

Environmental & Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Programs
The Environmental, Historic Preservation, and Cultural Resources Programs integrate environmental and historic preservation considerations into FEMA's mission of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

 
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.

 
Miscellaneous Sites

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?

Autumn leaves provide a backdrop for the Quincy Smelting Works located along Portage Lake across from Houghton, Michigan.

The Quincy Smelting Works is the only copper smelter in the Great Lakes region still standing in substantial condition. It reflects the technology of the time, the industrial processes critical to the industry and the workplace of the people who produced copper for industrial and domestic uses. More...