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.
ACHP members adopted recommendations to guide the agency's work to build a more inclusive national preservation program in 2016.
Working Together to Build a More Inclusive Preservation Program
Celebrating the Diversity of the Nation's Historic Sites
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.
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.
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.
- Department of Education
- National Park Service
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- National Museum of the American Indian
- National History Education Clearinghouse
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
- National Park Foundation
- USDA Forest Service
- White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities