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February 13, 2018

Contact: Lynda Ozan
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4484
Fax: 405-522-0816
lozan@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/shpo

OKSHPO to Host Workshops

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host five workshops at the Oklahoma History Center May 9–11, 2018. Each workshop is devoted to one the SHPO’s federal preservation programs and is designed for preservation professionals, government agency representatives and concerned citizens. All workshops are free and open to the public; however the SHPO requests that participants register no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Space is limited for all sessions and will be reserved on a first-come basis.

The sessions are as follows:

Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m.–noon: Certified Local Governments Program—From Inquiry to Application; How to Apply for Designation

Wednesday, May 9, 1:30–4:30 p.m.: Introduction to Section 106 and Determination of Eligibility for the National Register

Thursday, May 10, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.: Working with the National Register of Historic Places

Friday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.–noon: Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

Friday, May 11, 1:30–4:30 p.m.: The Secretary’s Standards for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

All sessions will be held in the Musser Learning Lab at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For more information or to register for classes, please contact Jesse Matthews at jmatthews@okhistory.org or 405-521-6249. You also may register online at www.okhistory.org/shpo/workshops.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. 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 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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