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Preservation Month Webinar Series

Save Wednesdays in May on your calendar for our Preservation Month webinar series! NAPC is partnering with the Heritage Ohio to bring you a series of webinars in May aimed at helping your local commissions and design review board. Expert speakers from across the country will cover topics including: Legal Issues (5/2); Meeting Procedures […]

Design Review With Limited Resources

New publication features information for commissions with limited resources for design review, in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation

Virginia Beach, VA – The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions announces the release of Design Review With Limited Resources: How Local Commissions Can Gain the Resources of Professional Preservationists Without Hiring Full-Time […]

A Good Place to Start: What Every Landmarks Commissioner Should Know

In this excerpt from the Fall 2017 issue of The Alliance Review, Kim Gant, the CLG Program Coordinator and Survey Program Manager at the Washington SHPO, shares a set of questions that every staff or commissioner should be able to answer about their local preservation program. This list of questions is a useful guide for the […]

Historic Tax Credit

The response to the threat to the Historic Tax Credit has been strong nationwide.


Credit and thanks to PlaceEconomics for the fantastic curating work of the the following articles over the past week in support of the Historic Tax Credit.

PHILADELPHIA: PA: Save the Historic Tax Credit, Save Buildings in Philadelphia and Elsewhere


OMAHA, NE: […]



Second edition of conference hosted by the City of Annapolis, with support from the Newport Restoration Foundation, addresses the impact of sea level rise on cultural heritage. The conference will take place October 29 – November 1, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland.  The full conference program is now available online […]

Greening a National Historic Landmark

Greening a National Historic Landmark

From the Winter 2017 issue of The Alliance Review, a look at the long history of the Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder, CO and how the forward thinking Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) board of directors has set the goal to be the greenest National Historic Landmark in America.

Main Street Now 2017 Conference Short Course

Main Street Preservation Short Course at Main Street Now 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Join the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the National Park Service for this one-day program on how Main Streets can take advantage of their historic assets to drive community development.

The Main Street Preservation Short Course is designed to educate Main Street professionals and volunteers on how to incorporate the work of preservation commissions and […]

Keeping History Above Water Conference: October 29 – November 1, 2017

Keeping History Above Water: Annapolis is an international gathering hosted by the City of Annapolis in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation. Conference discussions will examine the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities, their built environments and traditional ways of life. Leaders in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, […]

ACHP / HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have formed a new partnership to offer the ACHP / HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.  The Award recognizes excellence in HUD-assisted historic preservation projects that promote affordable housing, community revitalization, and enhanced economic opportunities for […]

Happy Holidays from NAPC!

NAPC December 2016 Holiday Newsletter