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WASHINGTON, D.C. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chair Sara C. Bronin today administered the oath of office to three new ACHP members: Governor Member John Carney of Delaware and Expert Members Frank G. Matero of Delaware and Charles L. Ward III of California. President Joe Biden appointed Carney to a term ending June 2025 and Matero and Ward to terms ending June 2027.

Members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation met July 12 in Washington, D.C., for their summer business meeting. The proceedings were broadcast on Facebook Live and are available on the ACHP's YouTube channel here

Chair Sara Bronin welcomed the newest ACHP member: the Council on Environmental Quality, which replaced the Department of Education as a voting member on the ACHP. 


By ACHP Intern Amelia Gordon, Rutgers University

Saratoga National Historical Park is not only an exciting and educational experience for visitors but also a significant site to American history. During the Revolutionary War in 1777, American and British troops battled in Saratoga, New York, and the Continental Army came out victorious. The American victory at Saratoga marked the first time in world history that a British Army had surrendered and would go on to change the course of history around the world. The victory gained support for the Revolutionary Army from foreign powers and even led to other international battles. 


On March 1, 2023, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) voted unanimously to adopt its new Policy Statement on Burial Sites, Human Remains, and Funerary Objects. The policy statement establishes a set of standards and guidelines that federal and state agencies, contractors, and other relevant entities should, at a minimum, seek to implement in order to provide burial sites, human remains, and funerary objects the considerat