Preservation50 is the national initiative commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act on October 15, 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Act laid the groundwork for programs and procedural protections that are fundamental to historic preservation efforts today. Learn more about it here.
Throughout 2016, the Florida Division of Historical Resources invites you to join us in the national celebration of Preservation50. Read the press release here. On May 7, 2016 the Tallahassee Democrat published an Op-Ed by Secretary Ken Detzner on the subject of historic preservation in our state. Read it here.
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Historic Preservation in Florida Today
Many of the programs administered today by the Florida Division of Historical Resources within the Florida Department of State, are a result of the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Register of Historic Places, Certified Local Government programs, and the Section 106 Review Process, receive funding support from the Historic Preservation Fund created by the Act, which also established state and tribal historic preservation programs, and State Historic Preservation Officers who are appointed to preserve the nation’s cultural and historic resources