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2023 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Honors Six Recipients for Preserving the State’s Diverse Heritage

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—From preserving cultural knowledge of tribes to using technology to make historic places accessible to all, California State Parks’ Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) honored six recipients with a Governor’s Historic Preservation Award. Held on Tuesday, February 27, at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento, the award ceremony recognized projects representing exemplary achievements for preserving California’s richly diverse heritage through increased public awareness, appreciation, and support for historic preservation.

California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 14 Properties for Action at November 3 Meeting

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider nine nominations, from a small schoolhouse in rural Sierra County to the world-famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, for federal historic designation; the removal of two properties from federal designation due to their destruction by wildfire; and three nominations for state historic designation.

Office of Historic Preservation Announces Federal Funding to Support Local Preservation Efforts in Six Cities

SACRAMENTO, Calif., — California State Parks’ Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) today announced $240,000 in federal grants to support local preservation efforts in six cities -- Carmel, Los Angeles, Pomona, Riverside, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara. Through the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, and a partnership among local governments, OHP and the National Park Service, the cities will use $40,000 each to develop historic context statements, accessory dwelling unit design guidelines or archaeological resources planning guidelines.

California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 14 Properties for Action

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Learn about the 13 nominations being considered for federal historic designation and one nomination for state historic designation at the upcoming meeting of the California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) on Friday, August 4. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and the public can join in person at the California Natural Resources Headquarters Building in Sacramento or virtually.

California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 15 Properties for Action

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Join the California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) meeting this Friday, April 21, as it will consider nine nominations for federal historic designation and six nominations for state historic designation. The meeting begins at 9 a.m., and the public can participate in person in San Francisco or virtually.

Office of Historic Preservation Accepting Nominations for 2023 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Are there any unique or creative projects in your communities that are helping preserve or interpret California’s history? Nominations are currently being accepted by the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) for the 2023 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards for projects, organizations, agencies or individuals demonstrating excellence in historic preservation in California. Nominations, which are being accepted until May 8, 2023, should demonstrate creative solutions to the preservation of the Golden State’s historic and/or prehistoric resources. The awards program seeks to recognize community-centered, often grassroots efforts going on throughout California to preserve our collective heritage. 

2022 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2022 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards. Each of the projects represents exemplary achievements on behalf of preserving California’s richly diverse heritage. This year’s award recipients range from the rehabilitation of a historic resource to preserve and tell the story of what is considered the “Ellis Island of the West,” to a podcast that advances the work and mission of historic preservation.

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eight Properties for Action

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider six nominations for federal historic designation and two nominations for state historic designation on Friday, August 5. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the California Natural Resources Agency building in Sacramento and will also be streamed on CAL-SPAN.