GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS 2016 OKLAHOMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION YEAR

The United States will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) during Calendar Year 2016 through the Preservation50 initiatives. To help launch the celebration in Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin has proclaimed "January through December 2016 as Oklahoma Historic Preservation Year to highlight the state’s unique heritage and to call on our citizens to assist in the preservation of the special places that represent that heritage."

The Oklahoma Archeological Survey; the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee; the Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office; the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma Main Street Center; the Oklahoma State University Department of Geography, Department of History, and School of Architecture; the University of Oklahoma Department of Anthropology, College of Architecture, and Institute for Quality Communities; the Oklahoma Anthropological Society; and Preservation Oklahoma Inc. believe that historic preservation delivers great value to Oklahomans and that the National Historic Preservation Act has been essential to the protection of significant archeological and historic properties and that it will continue to strengthen preservation efforts over the next 50 years. These agencies and organizations, partnering with others across the state, will participate in Preservation50.

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