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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


Public Invited to Comment on US Army Proposal

The public review period is now open on the proposed Army Program Comment. The text of the proposed Program Comment, along with information on how to provide comments, can be accessed through ACHP’s Army Program Comment Website.

ACHP's Ira Matt on "Tangible Remnants" Podcast

ACHP Director of the Office of Native American Affairs Ira Matt recently was the guest on Nakita Reed’s Tangible Remnants podcast. The podcast is “for lovers of existing buildings who want to learn from the past to shape a better future.”

ACHP Partners on Cultural Heritage in the Forest

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the Forest Service’s Heritage Program, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Monongahela National Forest, HistoriCorps, and the Youth Leadership Association/Camp Horseshoe partnered this summer with Lincoln University of Pennsylvania on a new program to train students in cultural resource management, historic preservation, conservation, and related careers.

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.

work at the site

San Juan NHS

San Juan, Puerto Rico

International Collaboration Leads to World Heritage Site Preservation 

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Chicano Park

Chicano Park

San Diego, California

A Place to Celebrate Chicano Civil Rights Restored with Federal Funds

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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.