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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Maggie Stier, N.H. Preservation Alliance
(603) 224-2281
ms@nhpreservation.org
Twitter: @PreserveNH

 N.H. State Register of Historic Places Workshop, Nov. 15 in Salem

Individuals, businesses, non-profit groups and other organizations interested in learning about New Hampshire’s State Register of Historic Places program are invited to attend a workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Salem Historical Museum’s Old Meetinghouse.

Mary Kate Ryan, state survey coordinator for the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, and Lisa Mausolf, preservation consultant, will lead the workshop. Participants will learn how to research a property’s history, describe its architectural style and significance, and complete the application for N.H. State Register listing. A tour of one of the buildings within the Salem Historic District will give participants first-hand experience in how to identify and describe an historic building’s significant features.

The N.H. State Register recognizes and encourages the identification and protection of historical, architectural, archeological and cultural resources. The State Register is administered by the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, which is the state's Historic Preservation Office.

Benefits of State Register listing include:

  • public acknowledgment of a property’s historical significance
  • special consideration and relief from some building codes and regulations
  • pre-qualification for grant programs such as the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and Conservation License Plate grants.

Listing on the State Register of Historic Places is one of several ways to acknowledge a property's historical significance. A property may also qualify for the National Register of Historical Places, be designated a National Historic Landmark, be part of a local historic district, or be recognized in a local or regional master plan. Owners of property listed on the State Register are free to maintain, manage or dispose of their property as they choose, without oversight or comment from the N.H. Division of Historical Resources.

The workshop is sponsored by the N.H. Preservation Alliance in partnership with the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, and co-sponsored by the Salem Historic District Commission and the Salem Historical Society.

Preregistration for this workshop is required. Cost is $10 for N.H. Preservation Alliance members and $12 for non-members. Resource information and light refreshments are included.

Contact Beverly Thomas at the N.H. Preservation Alliance with questions or to register. bt@nhpreservation.org or (603) 224-2281.

The N.H. Preservation Alliance is the state’s non-profit historic preservation organization. Founded in 1985, the group is dedicated to preserving New Hampshire’s buildings, communities and landscapes as a means of protecting the character of our communities and contributing to the state’s economic vitality. For more information visit www.nhpreservation.org

The N.H. Division of Historical Resources is the official State Historic Preservation Office, and 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.

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