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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2017

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

‘My New Hampshire’ map updates make it easier to find, post favorite historic places

To celebrate “May is Preservation Month,” the N.H. Division of Historical Resources has upgraded its popular “My New Hampshire” photosharing site, making it easier to view, locate and learn about historic places submitted by the public.

New features include preview photos of each location and one-click access to descriptions of them. Zooming in on the map automatically changes the previewed images so that only those in selected map area are shown, making it easier for users to find images from a particular part of the state.

“My New Hampshire” currently has more than 180 historic sites on its map and continues to accept additional images and descriptions. The NHDHR encourages users to submit current, not historic, photos of historical sites, so that users can view New Hampshire’s existing historic treasures.

The site is smartphone-friendly and can be accessed from the NHDHR’s website, nh.gov/nhdhr.

Photos and information from “My New Hampshire” are selected for posting on the NHDHR’s two Twitter accounts, @My_NewHampshire and @NHDHR_SHPO. Users wishing to share their favorite historic sites via social media are encouraged to include #MyNewHampshire as part of their posts.

“Since the Division of Historical Resources launched ‘My New Hampshire’ a few years ago, the site has become a valuable resource for viewing historic places that help shape New Hampshire’s identity,” said Elizabeth Muzzey, director of the NHDHR and state historic preservation officer. “We look forward to sharing more of the public’s favorite places both during Preservation Month and going forward.”

National Preservation Month was established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1973.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. Its mission is to preserve and celebrate New Hampshire’s irreplaceable historic resources through programs and services that provide education, stewardship, and protection. For more information, visit us online at nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling 603-271-3483.

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