Historic Preservation Resources


National Organizations

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Western Office
730 Simms Street, No. 401
Denver, Colorado
(303)231-5320

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent federal agency established under the National Historic Preservation Act. The Council advises the President and Congress on preservation policy. It also administers the Section 106 review process which ensures that historic resources receive due consideration in development projects requiring federal permits or utilizing federal funding.

Department of the Interior - National Park Service
Alaska System Support Office
2525 Gambell St., Room 107
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-2892
(907)257-2559

Keepers of the Treasures - Cultural Council of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
c/o Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, Idaho 83203

Keepers of the Treasures is a national tribal organization dedicated to protecting the cultural traditions and historic properties of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians through protection of historic properties and cultural traditions such as arts, dance, music, oral tradition, and native languages.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Western Office
One Sutter St., Suite 707
San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 956-0610

The National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks to foster appreciation of America’s diverse cultural heritage and to preserve America’s historic environments. The Trust provides technical advice and financial assistance to nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and individuals involved in protection of historic resources.

Preservation Action
1360 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 401
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 659-0915

Preservation Action is a national citizen’s group organized to lobby for historic preservation.


Statewide Organizations

Alaska Anthropological Association
P.O. Box 230032
Anchorage, Alaska 99523-0032

The Alaska Anthropological Association is a statewide organization that provides for communication between professional anthropologists, students, and non-professionals with a serious interest in Native and other cultures and languages of Alaska, past and present.

Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
645 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2124
(907) 274-3600

The Alaska Association of Historic Preservation is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s prehistoric and historic resources through education, promotion, and advocacy. To promote their cause, AAHP annually identifies ten of the state’s most endangered historic properties during National Historic Preservation Week.

Alaska Historical Commission Office of History and Archaeology
3601 C Street, Suite 1278
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5921
(907) 269-8721

The Alaska Historical Commission is a forum of citizens’ voices in the development of state history policy. Members advise the Governor on programs concerning history and prehistory, historic sites and buildings, and on geographic names. The nine-member commission includes the Lieutenant Governor, three citizens trained in history, architecture, or archaeology, an individual representing Native ethnic groups, two members recommended by the Alaska Historic Society, one other member, and the State Historic Preservation Officer.

Alaska Historical Society
P.O. Box 100299
Anchorage, Alaska 99510-0299
(907) 563-3711

The Alaska Historical Society is a statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of Alaskan history by the exchange of ideas and information, the preservation and interpretation of resources, and the education of Alaskans about their heritage. The Society provides the users, producers, and supporters of Alaskan history with a forum and vehicle to achieve these goals. Through its publications, support for local historic societies, meetings, and other activities the Society is an advocate of the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of Alaska’s past.

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Office of History and Archaeology

3601 C Street, Suite 1278
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5921
(907) 269-8721

Established in 1970, the Office of History and Archaeology is the State of Alaska’s historic preservation agency. A staff of archaeologists, historians, and architectural historians oversee programs to identify, document, and restore sites and buildings, and to educate Alaskans and visitors about these non-renewable resources. To carry out its programs, OHA seeks partnerships with local governments, Native organizations, historical societies, non-profit organizations, private owners, and other public agencies.

Keepers of the Treasures - Alaska
3400 Spenard Road, Suite 4
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 258-2844

Affiliated with the national organization, the Alaska chapter of Keepers of the Treasures was incorporated in 1992. It is a statewide organization to support the efforts of the indigenous peoples of Alaska in reclaiming, revitalizing, and perpetuating their diverse cultures.

Museums Alaska
P.O. Box 242323
Anchorage, Alaska 99524
(907) 265-2834

Museums Alaska promotes the advancement of museums in Alaska, preservation of artifacts, and museum staff training. It acts as an informational clearinghouse, and cooperates with other similar organizations.

State Historic Preservation Officer
Office of History and Archaeology
3601 C Street, Suite 1278
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5921
(907) 269-8721

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 assigned state governments toe responsibility of protecting historic properties through creation of a State Historic Preservation Office in each state. Under the act, the governor of each state appoints a State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to oversee preservation efforts. The SHPO supervises a preservation program funded with state and matching federal money.


Regional And Local Organizations

Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANB/ANS) Place Names Committee
C/O Marie Olson
P.O. Box 210961
Auke Bay, Alaska 99821

The Committee investigates and records traditional place names throughout the City and Borough of Juneau. The Committee is active in re-instituting traditional names within the community.

Gastineau Channel Historic Society
P.O. Box 21264
Juneau, Alaska 99802
(907) 586-5338

The Society is a non-profit volunteer based organization with goals of instilling interest in the past and to preserve historic buildings, sites, and structures. The Society operates the Last Chance Mining Museum, supports the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, provides volunteer labor for preservation activities, and dispenses information about local history through publications, quarterly newsletter, and public programs.

Sealaska Heritage Foundation
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 201
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 463-4844

Sealaska Heritage Foundation offers cultural and historic preservation information and assistance to Native Alaskan organizations and individuals in Southeast Alaska. The Foundation maintains a listing of Native archaeological sites, maintains a repository of oral history interviews, and promotes cultural preservation through education and events.

Tlingit and Haida Central Council 320 West Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-1432

Tlingit and Haida Central Council employees a cultural preservation specialist to assist Native Alaskan organizations in responding to cultural preservation issues including the opportunities provided through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

 
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