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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2014

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

Presentation to address climate change effects on NH’s cultural resources

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is set to host a presentation outlining climate change’s potential effects on New Hampshire’s historical sites. The discussion takes place June 10, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m.

“Climate Change and Our Cultural Resources: How Storms, Floods and Other Changes are Threatening Our Prized Historic Sites” will explain how New Hampshire’s archaeological resources, historic buildings and cultural landscapes are affected and threatened by sea level rise, coastal erosion, increased flooding, heavy rains and new insect infestations.

Using Saint-Gaudens as a primary example, Superintendent Rick Kendall, along with Mary Kate Ryan and Edna Feighner from the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, will address the potential effects that climate change may bring as well as explain tools available for communities to use when developing preparedness, adaptation and sustainability plans.

The presentation will take place at the Visitors Center. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Roger Stephenson, rstephenson@gmail.com.

New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among its most important environmental assets. 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 www.nh.gov/nhdhr or call 603-271-3483.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located off NH Route 12A just north of the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge. For further information on seasonal offerings, contact Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH, 03745, telephone 603-675-2175, or visit the park web site at: www.nps.gov/saga.

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