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November 20, 2018

Contact: Lynda Ozan
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4484

State Historic Preservation Office to Host Workshop Series

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce its December Workshop Series. The sessions will be held December 5–7, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive (immediately northeast of the State Capitol) in Oklahoma City.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come basis. To register, please contact Jesse Matthews at 405-521- 6249 or jmatthews@okhistory.org. You also may 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 emailed to participants after the workshops. You may self-report your attendance to the board.

If you have questions about the content of the workshops, contact Lynda Ozan, deputy state historic preservation officer, at 405-522-4484 or lozan@okhistory.org.

Workshop Schedule and Descriptions:

December 5 (10:30 a.m.–noon) — “Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings” (presented by Jennifer Bailey, tax program coordinator/historic preservation specialist)

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 SHPO to review the project and for the National Park Service to certify it. The session is designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to “The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.”

December 5 (1:30–4:30 p.m.) — “The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings” (presented by Jennifer Bailey, tax program coordinator/historic preservation specialist)

The workshop features a discussion of the secretary of the interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these commonsense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20 percent federal and 20 percent state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic preservation commission, or rehabilitating your historic private home, you will find the session beneficial. It is designed as a stand-alone workshop and as a companion to “Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.”

December 6 (10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) — “The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants” (presented by Cate Wood, historical archaeologist/Section 106 program coordinator)

The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Topics include who are the participants in the process and what are their roles, identification and evaluation of historic properties, determination of effects on historic properties and resolution of adverse effects. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for requesting the SHPO’s comments on federal undertakings and for completing the Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form for standing structures.

December 7 (10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) — “Working with the National Register of Historic Places” (presented by Sara Werneke, National Register of Historic Places program 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.

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 and its people. 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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