MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the Soldiers Home Project at the National Historic Landmark Milwaukee VA Medical Center campus in Milwaukee, WI, has been awarded a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service.
“Touching History: Preservation in Practice” Program Provides Technical Preservation Experiences for Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Washington – Tuskegee University participated in a program this summer that aims to bring young African American students working toward architecture degrees into historic preservation and related career paths.
PULASKI COUNTY, MISSOURI—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Expert Member Robert G. Stanton today joined in the festivities officially dedicating SSG Samuel A. Countee Hall at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The rehabilitation of the building, one of only two remaining World War II-era black officers clubs in the nation, was completed earlier this year.
The restoration of the building was the result of a successful Section 106 historic preservation process that involved the Army, Missouri State Historic Preservation Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the ACHP. Through this collaboration, a compatible long-term use was found for the building.
Milford Wayne Donaldson FAIA, of Fair Oaks, California, has spent the last nine years as chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse resources. On July 22, Donaldson stepped down, after the Senate confirmation and swearing in of Aimee Jorjani, who became the ACHP’s first full-time chairman under the current Administration.
ACHP Chairman Aimee Jorjani and members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation are expressing support for several important pieces of legislation that impact historic preservation. The ACHP voted at its summer business meeting on July 10 to support the Preserving America’s Battlefields Act; Restore Our Parks Act/Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act; Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act; and National Heritage Area Act.
Chairman Jorjani sent letters to members of Congress commenting on these bills.