• National Historic Landmarks Program


National Historic Landmarks Program


National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.

NHL Program Accepting Requests for Proposals for Civil Rights Theme Studies

The National Historic Landmarks Program is seeking qualified consultants for the completion of two theme studies: “Civil Rights in America: A History of Racial Employment Discrimination” and “The History of Racial Discrimination in Housing in the United States, 1866-1975.” For a copy of the Request for Proposal and further information please contact Ms. Sharon Smith of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO).


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