Commemorating 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act.
June 15th, 2016 – Preservation50 in Tennessee honors the Moye Green House in Portland, TN for excellence in preservation.
May 3rd, 2016 – The Big Payback 50% of funds raised during the 24-hour giving event will go directly to Preservation50 in Tennessee.
What is Preservation50?
The four-year effort to celebrate, learn from, and leverage the National Historic Preservation Act’s first five decades to assure historic preservation’s vibrant future in America.
What are the goals of Preservation50?
1. Build a strong coalition of partners to power a more effective national preservation movement
2. Learn from the first 50 years of NHPA to plan its future
3. Tell the story to a broad range of Americans of the great value of preserving historic places
4. Educate for sound policies and enhanced funding support for heritage preservation
5. Engage and develop the preservation movement’s future leaders
What is the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)?
Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 15th, 1966, the NHPA formally recognized the value of historic preservation and created the federal framework supporting the preservation and protection of the irreplaceable buildings, landscapes, and archaeology in communities across the United States.
What does the NHPA do?
The law established a national preservation program and procedural protections including:
The National Register of Historic Places
Communities identify and document significant historic and cultural sites to facilitate their preservation.
Provided for State, Tribal and Local Historic Preservation Programs
Section 106 Review Process
Requires the federal government to take into account the effects of its undertakings on historic and cultural resources.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Advises the president and congress; collaborates with other government entities on historic preservation.
Historic Preservation Fund
Provides grants for projects relating to historic preservation.