The changing demographics of America pose opportunities as well as challenges for the national historic preservation program. The diversity of cultures in our country shape and enrich the American experience, and the federal government can continue to encourage wider involvement and representation in determining what historic sites are worthy of recognition and preservation; how history and cultural heritage should be valued, interpreted, and preserved; and how we can ensure the American public as a whole can take advantage of the programs and tools created under the National Historic Preservation Act. The ACHP is pursuing efforts in all aspects of its work to build a more inclusive preservation program.

These Are the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood - Stories on the diverse group of people and jobs in the historic preservation community.

Working Together to Build a More Inclusive Preservation Program

Opportunities for:

Youth

Teachers

Community Involvement

Celebrating the Diversity of the Nation's Historic Sites

LGBT Pride Month – Historic NYC Bar Still Serving Gay Population More than 50 Years After ‘Sip-In’

Celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage

Women’s Suffrage is Central in the Celebration of Women’s History

Women’s History Month - Harriet Tubman Tour

Celebrate Women’s History Month - Women’s Suffrage is Key

Celebrate Women’s History Month - Visit Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office in DC

ACHP Member Robert Stanton Expresses His Gratitude while Celebrating African American History Month

Travelers

Travel Itineraries provided by the National Park Service offer plans for amazing vacations involving historic places. Many of them involve National Register of Historic Places-listed properties.

Native Americans

The ACHP’s Office of Native American Affairs has as its mission the quest to make sure American Indian and Native Hawaiian interests are considered in historic preservation work across the country. This is enhanced by a presidentially-appointed Indian tribe/Native Hawaiian organization member of the ACHP as well as the addition of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers as an ACHP observer.

Click here to learn more about the ACHP's work regarding Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiians.

Partners

The ACHP and its partners are working together to collaborate on ways to build a more inclusive preservation program where all American citizens feel that they can and should preserve their heritage and promote it proudly.  Section 106 review encourage effective outreach to diverse constituencies and ensure that their interests and concerns about historic properties.