The State Historic Preservation Office holds workshops twice a year which are free to the public. Below is a listing of the workshops and their descriptions. If your agency would like to schedule a workshop, please contact the State Historic Preservation Office for more information.
Working with the National Register of Historic Places - 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. This 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.
The Section 106 Review Process: Introduction and Overview - This half-day workshop is designed to provide the basics about Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and how the process works in Oklahoma. Specific topics that will be addressed 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. This workshop is designed as a stand-alone session and as a companion to Determination of Eligibility under Section 106. Participants should also consider attending Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
Determination of Eligibility under Section 106 - This session provides a step-by-step description of how to document standing structures for the State Historic Preservation Office's review . Specific topics on the workshop agenda 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 Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants - Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Topics addressed in this day-long workshop include the basic requirements of Section 106, the regulations that went into effect August 5th, 2004, which govern the process, how to determine National Register eligibility, what constitutes adverse effects, mitigating adverse effects, and streamlining Section 106 review.
Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings - 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 Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings - This half-day workshop is dedicated to a thorough discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally referred to as The Standards, these common sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether you are involved in a rehabilitation project for the 20% federal and 20% 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 rehabilitating 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 Rehabilitation.