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February 20, 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

Historic Preservation Review Committee’s 2018 Meeting Schedule

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (OKSHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2018. The governor appoints the members of the HPRC to advise the OKSHPO about nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other preservation issues. Current HPRC members include Ron Frantz (architect, Oklahoma City); John Hartley (prehistoric archaeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and Charles Wallis (historical archaeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s remaining 2018 meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, July 19 and October 18.

The meetings will be held in the Oklahoma Historical Society’s LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (third floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City. The meetings are open to the public. The HPRC and SHPO encourage all interested parties to attend. The meeting agendas and NRHP nominations under consideration will be available at www.okhistory.org/shpo/spevents.htm.

The National Park Service regulations governing the OKSHPO’s programs require that a qualified state review board participate in the NRHP and other OKSHPO programs. During each meeting, the HPRC hears presentations on NRHP nominations from OKSHPO staff and consultants; receives comments from owners of properties proposed for nomination; listens to public comments and concerns; and formulates recommendations to the SHPO about whether or not a property should be nominated. The HPRC and OKSHPO staff members invite concerned citizens and preservation professionals to participate in this important component of Oklahoma’s preservation program.

For information about any of the OKSHPO’s programs, call 405-521-6249 or visit us on the website listed above.

The OKSHPO 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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