CCT: About the State Historic Preservation Office


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News Room:


Announcing SHPO Professional Development Fellowship Opportunities! 

Deadline: April 27, 2018


Fellowship Announcement

Fellowship Application Form



SHPO has Relocated!

Our New Address is:



450 Columbus Blvd.

Suite 5
Hartford, CT 06103




National Register Nominations on March 23, 2018 State Review Board Agenda:


Connecticut Valley Hospital Cemetery

Cypress Cemetery

Historic Property Database Now Available!

Order a State or National Register Plaque for Your Property

SHPO Internship Program

Recognizing the need to provide hands-on work experience not typically available to students in the traditional academic setting, SHPO has established an unpaid internship program to acquaint students with our mission. The internship program allows qualified students to obtain academic credit from their institution, while also gaining valuable experience. Interns are afforded an opportunity to familiarize themselves with hands-on work of SHPO, such as research, administration, policy development, planning, outreach, and records management.

How to apply

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is responsible for overseeing the governmental program of historic preservation for Connecticut’s citizens. Originally established as the Connecticut Historical Commission in 1955, the agency was merged into the Commission on Culture & Tourism in 2003 and was renamed the Historic Preservation and Museum Division. The State Historic Preservation Office was again moved in 2011 into the Department of Economic and Community Development providing new opportunities for collaboration on restoration and community revitalization.

SHPO administers a range of federal and state programs that identify, register and protect the buildings, sites, structures, districts and objects that comprise Connecticut's cultural heritage.  

Investment in Connecticut: The State Historic Preservation Plan 2011-2016

Investment in Connecticut: Creating Jobs. Leveraging Resources. Enhancing Community Quality. Advancing Sustainable Growth




SHPO operates four state-owned museums open for public visitation:

·         Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford

·         Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine in East Granby--Currently under renovation

·         The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury

·         The Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace in Kent

Historic Resources



Tax Credits


Environmental Review

SHPO will no longer accept digital submittals.  Please submit hard copies to Todd Levine, 450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103.

Technical Assistance

Connecticut Environmental Protection Act

Other Programs