FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2011
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
Woodburn new chair of State Historical Resources Council
Jeff Woodburn of Dalton has been named chair of New Hampshire’s State Historical Resources Council.
The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Division of Historical Resources to review, recommend and approve specific program activities, including reviewing nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Woodburn is a freelance writer for several New Hampshire publications including the NH Business Review, Parenting NH and the Littleton Courier; he is also the editor the news-blog, www.WhiteMtNews.com. In addition to teaching social studies at the Whitefield School, Woodburn is the executive director of the Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions, a state government advisory organization.
Long active in public affairs, Woodburn was a member of the New Hampshire Legislature from 1988-1990. More recently, he served as his town and school district moderator.
“Preserving New Hampshire's historical resourcesis critical,” said Woodburn. “Our historic buildings and landscapes strengthen both our economy and our communities by attracting people to New Hampshire and convincing them to stay. Understanding, celebrating and finding creative ways to preserve our historical resources is vitally important to New Hampshire’s future.”
New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.