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Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office, presents its 2020 calendar of events. There are no registration fees unless noted. All events will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive (immediately northeast of the State Capitol), Oklahoma City, unless otherwise stated. For more information call 405-521-6249. Note: If you have a disability and need an accommodation, call 405-521-6249 at least two (2) days before the event.

Calendar of Events 2020

January 2020

16 Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting (1:30 p.m./Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom)

April 2020

16 Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting *CANCELED* (1:30 p.m./Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom)

May 2020

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the State Historic Preservation Office has canceled all May workshops. At this time, the December workshops will continue as scheduled. Our office will be working on a virtual workshop should the need arise in December. Thank you and please stay safe.

20 Working with the National Register of Historic Places (10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m./Musser Learning Lab) *CANCELED*

21 Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m./Musser Learning Lab) *CANCELED*

21 The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (1:30–4:30 p.m./Musser Learning Lab) *CANCELED*

July 2020

16 Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting (1:30 p.m./Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom)

October 2020

15 Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting (1:30 p.m./Musser Learning Lab)

December 2020

All SHPO Workshops for December 2020 are *CANCELED*. Please check the workshops page below in early 2021 for information on new and improved workshops and training for both in-person and online learning.

Program Descriptions


Each May and December we offer a three-day series of workshops devoted to the SHPO’s National Register, Section 106 Review (federal projects review), and federal and state tax credits programs. SHPO staff members present the workshops, and detailed handout materials are provided. There are no registration fees, but participants must preregister. Workshops are held at the Oklahoma History Center. Visit the workshops page for complete descriptions.

Historic Preservation Review Committee

Federal regulations require that the SHPO have a state review board to advise the State Historic Preservation Officer on nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and other preservation issues. In Oklahoma the state review board is known as the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC). Agendas for HPRC quarterly meetings are posted in this section. The committee is composed of professionals in the fields of history, architecture, architectural history, prehistoric archaeology, and historic archeology appointed by the governor. The committee meets on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center. The public is invited to attend. To learn more, visit the Historic Preservation Review Committee page.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Many of these programs meet the requirements for HSW hours/State of Oklahoma's Board of Governors of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers, and for PDH hours/Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The SHPO will email certificates of attendance after the event, and participants self-report or document their attendance per policies of the respective boards.