SHPO is Relocating!
Please do not send mail to SHPO the week of 9/11/17
450 Columbus Blvd.
National Register Nominations on September 15, 2017 State Review Board Agenda
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.
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.
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
SHPO will no longer accept digital submittals. Please submit hard copies to Todd Levine, One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103.
Connecticut Environmental Protection Act