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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2011

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

Maggie Stier, NH Preservation Alliance
(603) 224-2281
ms@nhpreservation.org
Twitter: @NHPreservation

State Register of Historic Places Workshop, June 28

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, in partnership with the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, will offer the workshop “How to List a Property on the N.H. State Register of Historic Places” on Tuesday, June 28 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Chichester Town Hall.

Despite what some may think, being listed on the State Register does not limit how a property is used or require strictly following certain preservation standards.

Benefits of being listed on the State Register include:

  • Special consideration and relief from some building codes and regulations;
  • Designation of a property as historical, which is a pre-qualification for grant programs such as the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and Conservation License Plate grants; and
  • Acknowledgment of a property’s historical significance in the community.

Mary Kate Ryan, state survey coordinator for the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, will lead the workshop. Participants will learn how to research a property’s history, discuss its architectural style and significance, and complete the nomination for State Register listing. A tour of the Chichester Town Hall, which was recently listed in the State Register, will give participants a first-hand experience in how to look at buildings.

Registration for this workshop is required. The cost for New Hampshire Preservation Alliance members is $10; cost for non-members is $12.

Contact Maggie Stier at the NH Preservation Alliance with questions or to register: ms@nhpreservation.org or call (603) 224-2281.

The Chichester Heritage Commission and the Chichester Historical Society are cosponsoring the workshop.

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.

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is the state’s non-profit historic preservation organization.  Founded in 1985, the group is dedicated to the preservation of New Hampshire’s buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy to protect the character of our communities and contribute to the state’s economic vitality. Learn more at http://nhpreservation.org.

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