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Today is International Volunteer Day, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation applauds all those who give their time to preserve our nation’s treasures.

DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society (DRLPS) of Michigan has utilized volunteers since 1998 to restore and operate a lighthouse located offshore at DeTour Reef at the northwestern head of Lake Huron. DRLPS was designated a Preserve America Steward in 2010.

Dean Nicolai, Native American Studies Department Head at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, today spoke with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) staff on the ACHP’s recently announced partnership and the goals of the program. Dorothy Lippert, expert member of the ACHP, Valerie Grussing, executive director of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Jamie Lee Marks, program manager, THPO Program at the National Park Service, and Katherine Slick, president of the ACHP Foundation, joined the discussion.

Salish Kootenai College is the only college in the nation that offers a tribal historic preservation degree program.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) commemorates National Native American Heritage Month, Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the release of Early Coordination with Indian Tribes during Pre-application Process: A Handbook, to offer guidance on how federal agencies, industry, and Indian tribes can work collaboratively and effectively prior to the submission of applications that will need to go through the Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Historic School Devastated By Hurricane Katrina Given New Life

Commemorative video

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced Bell Artspace in New Orleans’ Tremé–America’s oldest African American neighborhood–as the recipient of the 2019 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

Artspace, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and the Louisiana Office of Community Development were presented with the award at a ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on November 6.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation announces its plans for the fall business meeting in Washington, D.C. November 6-7. Read the agendas.

Members will meet for a strategic planning session and in committees Nov. 6, and then on Nov. 7 for the business meeting. The ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation will be presented, and members will hear from a variety of speakers discussing historic preservation issues.