Friday, October 21, 2011

Preservation Organizations and Resources for Historic Homeowners

Below are links to organizations that provide information, education and resources for historic homeowners, or historic homeowner wanabees :)

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation:
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy.

Cape Cod Commission, Demolition Delay Network:
List of historic buildings at risk of demolition

Articles on Historic Preservation including info on preserving historic windows and how to insulate an older home.

Cape Cod Historical Association:
Maintains a list of Museums, Historical Societies and Libraries of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket along with an events calendar of interesting and entertaining things to do in the area.

Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It was founded in 1910 to preserve and present the cultural and architectural heritage of New England, from historic properties to humble necessities, from art and artifacts to gardens and furniture.

Massachusetts Historical Commission:
Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) was established by the legislature in 1963* to identify, evaluate, and protect important historical and archaeological assets of the Commonwealth.

National Park Service, Preservation Briefs:
Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.

National Register of Historic Places:
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation:
Private, non profit promoting historic preservation.  Includes great resource section for homeowners.

Periodical resource for restoring old houses

The Old House Network is a nonprofit educational gathering of old house lovers. We teach people how to care for houses built before 1950 by hosting workshops and seminars.

Ideas and advice for old house enthusiasts

Preservation Directory is an online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada

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