The Division of Historical Resources is very pleased to announce that Peter Michaud will serve as its new National Register, Tax Incentives and Covenants Coordinator. Peter may be known to many readers as Special Projects Director for the Old State House Project at the DHR. In this new position, Peter will work with constituents who wish to list their properties on the National Register, to benefit from local and federal tax incentive programs for historic rehabilitations, or to work with properties protected with preservation easements or covenants.
A native of New Hampshire, Peter grew up in Rollinsford and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham. For eight years he worked out of the Gov. John Langdon Mansion in Portsmouth as the Portsmouth & Exeter Site Manager for Historic New England (formally the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities or SPNEA) where he ran four historic houses in New Hampshire and provided support for another six in Maine. Peter serves on a variety of boards within the Seacoast community including the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, the Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society, and as Secretary for the Warner House Association. Peter is also active with the local arts in the Seacoast, serving as a volunteer for the Players’ Ring Theater in Portsmouth, NH where he helped to develop a new and thriving membership campaign, several successful fundraisers, and an outreach program that accentuated the theater’s unique mission. Peter is excited to begin working on his new duties, is continuously amazed by the professional knowledge that is held by all of his colleagues, and appreciates the excellent camaraderie that is part of the Division’s culture.
Everyone at the DHR is very pleased that Peter has moved into this new and challenging position. Welcome Peter!