New Hampshire’s Five-Year Preservation Plan 2016-2020
New Hampshire's statewide preservation plan is a dynamic resource published every five years by the Division of Historical Resources (DHR) on behalf of the state. The plan celebrates preservation success stories, highlights lessons learned, and lays out a vision for preserving our special historic places over the next five years.
This spring, the citizens of New Hampshire have several ways to participate in the creation of the next five year plan. Throughout April and May an online questionnaire (now closed) will help the DHR gather public input about the benefits, threats, and opportunities for preservation statewide. Presentations by DHR staff at several statewide conferences and public listening sessions in Randolph, Peterborough and Portsmouth will provide a more personal level of engagement that will supplement the questionnaire.
The feedback the DHR receives from the online questionnaire, conference sessions and public listening sessions is integral for setting goals, objectives and strategies for all of New Hampshire through 2020.
New for the 2016-2020 plan is My New Hampshire, a photosharing campaign for Granite Staters to share images of their favorite historic places in the state. My New Hampshire will include images of historic buildings and structures, residential neighborhoods, downtowns, historic or rural landscapes, and archaeological sites. In addition to the images, photographers will be asked to provide the photo's location and a short description. Anyone submitting a photo must acknowledge that they hold its copyright or that the photo is in the public domain. Submissions will be mapped and available for public view, and the best photographs will help illustrate the next edition of the plan this fall.
To submit a photo to My New Hampshire, select the button to the right to be directed to a secure photo upload form. Individuals are welcome to submit more than one entry. Select the View Map button to see all photo submissions.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas and seeing your photos!
Public Listening Sessions
In these interactive sessions, participants will share their recent preservation success stories, reflect on the current state of preservation in New Hampshire, and identify the tools and resources that are needed to meet ongoing and emerging challenges. Your input will help set the state’s strategy for the next five-year state-wide preservation plan.
Who should attend?
All Granite Staters who are interested in the cultural and economic value of preserving and leveraging the state’s historic and cultural assets, are actively involved in historic preservation activities, or
simply enjoy the landscapes, buildings, and neighborhoods that make New Hampshire’s communities unique.
April 17, New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, to register online, visit www.nhpreservation.org.
April 28, NH Division of Historical Resources public listening session, The Players Ring, Portsmouth, for more information, call 603-271-3483.
May 2, NH Office of Energy and Planning, Annual Planning and Zoning Conference, Grappone Conference Center, Concord, to register online, visit www.nh.gov/oep.
May 4, NH Division of Historical Resources public listening session, Peterborough Town Hall, for more information, call 603-271-3483.
May 11, NH Division of Historical Resources public listening session, Randolph Town Hall, for more information, call 603-271-3483.
June 8, Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism, Londonderry, NH, visit http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2015/june8_commissioners_roundtable.htm
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