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03/19/15

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Melvena Heisch
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4484
mheisch@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/shpo

SHPO Announces May Workshops

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce its May workshop series. The sessions will be held May 6-8, 2015, in Tulsa in the third floor Presentation Room of Tulsa City Hall, 175 E. Second St. Parking is available in the pay lot at the corner of Second Street and Cincinnati Avenue.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register by Wednesday, April 29, at 5 p.m. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come basis. To register contact Betty Harris at 405-521-6249 or bharris@okhistory.org. You may also register online at www.okhistory.org/shpo/workshops.php.

Design professionals who attend the workshops will qualify for HSW hours needed to fulfill requirements of the State of Oklahoma's Board of Governors of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. A certificate of attendance will be mailed to participants after the workshops, and you may self-report your attendance to the board.

If you have questions about any of the workshops, contact Deputy SHPO Melvena Heisch at 405-522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org.

The workshops are described below:

The Section 106 Review Process: Introduction and Overview–May 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon (presented by Cate Wood, historical archaeologist/Section 106 coordinator)
The half-day workshop provides the basics about Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and how the process works in Oklahoma. Specific topics include who is responsible for Section 106 compliance, when does Section 106 apply, what is the State Historic Preservation Office's role in the process, what other agencies are involved, what is a historic property, and what happens when a project will affect a historic property. The workshop is designed as a stand-alone session and as a companion to Determination of Eligibility under Section 106. Participants should also consider attending The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

Determination of Eligibility under Section 106–May 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (presented by Lynda Ozan, architectural historian/National Register coordinator)
The session provides a step-by-step description of how to document standing structures for the State Historic Preservation Office's review. Specific topics include a discussion of the National Register of Historic Places Criteria for Evaluation, how to complete the Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form, photograph requirements, what a determination of eligibility means, how differences of opinion about eligibility are resolved, and when consultants may be helpful to agencies in preparing documentation for the Section 106 process. The session is designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to The Section 106 Review Process:  Introduction and Overview. Participants should also consider attending The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

Working with the National Register of Historic Places–May 7, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (presented by Lynda Ozan, architectural historian/National Register coordinator)
The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. The workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, tips for preparing successful nominations, and much more.

Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings–May 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon (presented by Harry Simms, historic preservation architect)
In this workshop participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3, will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to review the project and for the National Park Service to certify it. This session is designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings–May 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (presented by Harry Simms, Historic Preservation Architect)
The half-day workshop features a thorough discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally referred to as The Standards, these commonsense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether you are involved in a rehabilitation project for the 20 percent federal and 20 percent state tax credits, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic preservation commission, or just wanting to know the best approach to rehabilitate your historic private home, you will find this session invaluable. It is designed as a stand-alone workshop and as a companion to Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  





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