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National Register of Historic Places Program: Special Features

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

Feature Months
What's Old
(past NR features)

Monthly Features

African American History Month(February)
Visit this National Register feature that showcases publications, historic properties listed in the National Register, and National Park units commemorating the events and people, the designs and achievements that help illustrate African American contributions to American history.

Women's History Month(March)
This National Register feature showcases historic properties listed in the National Register, National Register publications, and National Park units commemorating the events and people, as well as the designs and achievements illustrating the contribution of women to American history.

Landscape Architecture Month (April)
This National Register feature showcases historic properties listed in the National Register, National Register publications, and National Park units commemorating the events and people, the designs and achievements that help illustrate the contributions of Landscape Architecture to the Nation's history.

National Park Week (April)
To celebrate National Park Week, the National Register of Historic Places is featuring one of our nation's many treasures, Glacier National Park and its associated cultural resources. Also included are links to the many events occurring in parks this week and the TwHP lesson plan on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
In this National Register feature, learn about historic places listed in the National Register, just a few of the publications, and National Park units significant for their association with the remarkable history and achievements of Asian and Pacific Americans.

Preservation Month (May)
Communities and states throughout the United States celebrating the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Month. Our feature links to many web sites important to historic preservation.

Jewish American Heritage Month (May)
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of Jewish Americans during Jewish American Heritage Month.

Great Outdoors Month (June)
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for Great Outdoors Month.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (June)
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of the LGBT community.

July: Celebrate Independence Day all month long.

Archeology Month (August)
Archeology is the study of the past ways of life through material remains. During August we promote understanding of this very significant resource type in the National Register.

Back to School: (Early September) The National Register of Historic Places lists many properties significant for education. We are pleased to promote the awareness of and appreciation for education related properties.

Hispanic Heritage (September 15-October 15)
Visit this National Register feature highlighting various publications, properties listed in the National Register, and National Parks that deal directly with the ingenuity, creativity, and cultural and political experiences of Hispanic Americans.

Explore American Indian Heritage Month (November)
This feature highlights various publications, properties listed in the National Register, and National Parks that recognize the events and lifeways, the designs and achievements of American Indians.

Veterans Day (November)
The National Register is pleased to recognize and pay tribute to our veterans

Maritime Heritage (December)
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic aids to navigation and their role in maritime heritage.