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The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) became the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) on July 1, 2017 when its divisions, the State Library, State Arts Council and Division of Historical Resources, merged with the Division of Parks & Recreation and the Division of Forests & Lands, formerly of the now-dissolved Department of Resources & Economic Development. The Film Office joined the Department of Business and Economic Affairs on July 1, 2018.

This website serves as an archive of press releases and other information created by the DCR prior to the formation of the DNCR and continues to serve as an important information resource.

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

NH’s Historical Preservation Plan available for download

The N.H. Division of Historical Resources has announced that “My New Hampshire: New Hampshire’s Five-Year Preservation Plan, 2016-2020” is now available online.

“My New Hampshire” provides a snapshot of the current status of historic preservation in the state, a summary of preservation successes over the last five years, and a vision and strategies for protecting and promoting New Hampshire’s special historic places moving forward.

Several sources of information contributed to the plan: data and opinions collected via an online questionnaire, comments from listening sessions and presentations held throughout the state, and success stories provided by community leaders, advocates and historic preservation organizations.

The NHDHR also asked the public to submit photos, descriptions and locations of their favorite historic places throughout the state through “My New Hampshire,” an online photosharing campaign. A majority of the images in the plan were selected from the campaign.

“We encourage people who are interested in preservation and historical places to read the plan, browse the success stories and share this information with others,” said Elizabeth Muzzey, director of the NHDHR and state historic preservation officer. “It’s a terrific resource for preservation planning.

“The ‘My New Hampshire’ photosharing campaign continues, and we’re also asking people to hashtag ‘#MyNewHampshire’ on social media when they post stories about their preservation projects and activities.”

“My New Hampshire: New Hampshire’s Five-Year Preservation Plan, 2016-2020” is available for download at

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 or call 603-271-3483.




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