CCT: About the State Historic Preservation Office

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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

 

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The State Historic Preservation Office will be holding two grant information sessions which will showcase the grant programs and funding opportunities our office has available to municipalities and nonprofit organizations. 


The information sessions will take place on:

Tuesday, May 13th 5-7 PM

Monday, June 2nd 5-7 PM



In addition, we will be holding four Historic Restoration Fund grant training sessions. These sessions are open only to organizations that plan to apply for the HRF grant this year (grant deadline is 4:00 on Friday, October 31st) and attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory


 The training sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, May 21st 9:30-11:30 AM

Tuesday, June 17th 9:30-11:30 AM

Thursday, July 17th 1-3 PM

Tuesday, August 19th 1-3 PM




SPACE FOR THESE SESSIONS IS LIMITED (maximum of 2 attendees per organization)

TO RSVP PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO LAURA.MANCUSO@CT.GOV

WITH THE NAME OF ATTENDEE, NAME OF ORGANIZATION, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER


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Hurricane Sandy

 

Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties


NEW DEADLINE--June 2nd at 4:00

 

On behalf of the National Park Service, the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) offers grant assistance for the restoration of properties listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places which were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

 

The purpose of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties is to provide technical assistance and emergency repairs to historic and archaeological resources in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties which were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Only hurricane-related damage is eligible for grant assistance.

For more information, see our Disaster Relief Assistance Grant website

 

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Museums


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


 
 
Local Historic Properties and Districts
 
 
Grants
 

Archaeology




Tax Credits




Environmental Review


 

Technical Assistance




Connecticut Environmental Protection Act



Other Programs