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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Promoting Historic Preservation Across the Nation


The ACHP promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

News


Celebrating Women's Equality Day

In 1871, Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

The Federal Preservation Process


You have a voice when it comes to preserving your community's history. The Section 106 review process can help you make a difference in your area.

Section 106 Cases Involving ACHP

Preservation Success Stories


The Section 106 process can result in great success with projects large and small. Read the success stories below and learn how to nominate a worthy case for a spotlight story.

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Permian Basin

Chaves, Eddy, and Lea County, New Mexico

Innovative Approach is Model for Energy Development and Cultural Resource Management

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Preservation Initiatives


Preservation touches issues across the country that impact a wide range of citizens and communities.

Preserve America


Preserve America is a federal initiative that encourages and supports efforts to preserve and enjoy the priceless cultural and natural heritage of a community. The goals of the program include a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country's cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of all communities.

Community Spotlight

  • Residents celebrate the annual Lighting of the Square event in the Woodstock Square Historic District, where the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, was filmed.
    Woodstock, Illinois

    Woodstock, Illinois, (population 24,770) was originally founded as Centerville in 1844. Located an hour northwest of downtown Chicago, Centerville served as the seat of McHenry County. Re-named Woodstock in 1845, the town incorporated as a village in 1852 and became a city in 1873.

    Woodstock, Illinois, (population 24,770) was originally founded as Centerville in 1844. Located an hour northwest of downtown Chicago, Centerville served as the seat of McHenry County.