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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

American Institute of Architects/Historic Resources Committee (HRC)  The Historic Resources Committee (HRC) of the American Institute of Architects works to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally.

The Civil War Preservation Trust  The Civil War Preservation Trust is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war’s history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.

Connecticut Archaeology Center/Office of State Archaeology  The Connecticut Archaeology Center/Office of State Archaeology (OSA), part of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, provides technical assistance, conservation expertise, and educational programs to Connecticut municipalities for preserving local archaeological resources.

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCT)  The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCT) was created in 2003 in order to take advantage of the opportunities for collaboration, coordination and growth in the arts, historic preservation, tourism and film. CCT operates as a grant making agency and the entity charged with promoting Connecticut to travelers. CCT devotes its resources to serving Connecticut's assets and individuals through funding, technical assistance, and promotion.

The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS)  The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, and education center. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the diverse people—past and present—who have made the state their home.

Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office   The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is responsible for overseeing the governmental program of historic preservation for Connecticut's citizens.

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation  The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s mission is to preserve the character and ensure the vitality of Connecticut’s historically significant places. Through education, advocacy, collaboration and support, the Trust assists residents and community organizations throughout the state to preserve, protect and revitalize Connecticut’s historically significant communities.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center  The mission of the Fairfield Museum and History Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history  of Fairfield, Connecticut and surrounding regions for present and future generations. An initiative of the Fairfield Historical Society, the Fairfield Museum is a not-for-profit educational facility which also owns and operates Ogden House and Gardens, a restored and furnished 18th-century farmhouse located in Fairfield.

Historic Preservation Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library, Rural Information Center  The Historic Preservation Resources website provides web links to more than fifty full-text "how to" information guides and manuals on general and technical aspects of historic preservation. It includes web links to specialty resources on historic barns, farms, bridges, schools, battlefields, landscapes, lighthouses, interiors, exteriors, preservation techniques, and other facts of historic preservation.

NATHPO  The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, NATHPO, is committed to implementing tribal and Federal preservation laws on Tribal lands. NATHPO provides technical assistance to Tribes seeking approval of Tribal Historic Preservation Programs and develops and provides technical training in all aspects of historic and cultural heritage, preservation, maintenance and revitalization.

National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended through 1992 Public Law 102-575                AN ACT to Establish a Program for the Preservation of Additional Historic Properties throughout the Nation, and for Other Purposes, Approved October 15, 1966

National Park Service (NPS)  The National Park Service archeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in the nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of the parks. Beyond the parks, the National Park works with American Indian tribes, states, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and historic property owners to advance their preservation goals.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that provides leadership, education, and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.

The National Trust Main Street Center  The National Trust Main Street Center's mission is to empower people, organizations, and communities to achieve ongoing downtown and neighborhood district revitalization based upon the principles of self  determination, resource conservation, and incremental transformation represented through the comprehensive Main Street Four-Point Approach™. 

New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources  The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire's citizens.

New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)  New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve and revitalize their historic, archaeological and cultural resources.

Preservation Action  Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a grassroots constituency. is the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. 

PreserveNet  PreserveNet is designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated Internet resources and current professional opportunities.

The Rhode Island Preservation & Heritage Commission  This Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's people.

The Smithsonian Institution Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division  The Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division (AHHP) of the Smithsonian Institution was organized in 1986 to act as curator of the Smithsonian's diverse campus of buildings. In this role, AHHP strives to foster a superior understanding of the heritage of the Smithsonian buildings through preservation, research, and education.

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation   The Division for Historic Preservation is the public agency designated to be the advocate for historic and prehistoric properties in Vermont.