• Continue reading through this tutorial to determine the required skills to complete a National Historic Landmark nomination.
• If you believe that you need assistance, there are consultants and contractors who are experienced in writing this type of nomination.
• Qualifications you should look for in a Consultant
What kinds of questions should I ask when hiring a consultant?
Does the consultant possess an advanced degree in the discipline associated with the nomination?
For a nomination being proposed for NHL Criteria 1, 2, 3 or 5, look for a consultant with an advanced degree in history.
For a nomination being proposed for NHL Criterion 4, look for a consultant with an advanced degree in architectural history or the history of science/technology.
For a nomination being proposed for NHL Criterion 6, look for a consultant with an advanced degree in archeology.
Has the consultant written a successful nomination for either the National Register of Historic Places or the National Historic Landmarks Program?
Ask to see the nomination to determine if the consultant wrote this nomination on his or her own. If the nomination was co-written, contact the co-author to ask about the nomination and the quality of the consultant's work.
Call your local State Historic Preservation Office or the NHL Program to ask about the nomination and quality of the consultant's work.
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