WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reid Nelson of Hyattsville, MD, has been appointed executive director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), effective March 12, 2023.
ACHP members met March 1 for their winter business meeting. It was the first meeting led by newly appointed Chair Sara Bronin, and members gathered in-person at the ACHP offices in Washington, D.C. The recording of the proceedings can be found on the ACHP's YouTube page.
WASHINGTON, DC – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) members today unanimously approved a critical update to its 2007 policy statement on burial sites, human remains, and funerary objects.
As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commemorates Black History Month 2023, Expert Member Luke Nichter, host of Preservation Perspectives, the ACHP podcast, spoke with Josh Nelson, a park ranger at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, North Carolina. Nelson talks about the history of the site, home of "The Lost Colony" of English people who first settled in the new world who disappeared without a trace. He goes on to tell the story of Freedmen's Colony during the Civil War, a place where enslaved people escaped to freedom. Both stories are highlighted at the historic site, even though there is little physical evidence of the people who once lived there.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) will have its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time in conference Room 337 at the National Building Museum at 401 F Street, NW, Suite 308, Washington, DC 20001. Due to technical limitations, only ACHP members and staff will be able to attend in person. However, the meeting will be live streamed through Facebook and a recording of the proceedings will be posted on the ACHP's YouTube channel at a later date.