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Oklahoma's Statewide Preservation Plan

2025 State Plan Update

In July 2023, the State Historic Preservation Office released its first questionnaire addressing the update of its state plan, a process that is required by the National Park Service. A second questionnaire was issued mid-September in person and October 1, 2023, online to delve further into certain responses from the first questionnaire. All those answers, along with comments to a specific questionnaire for our Tribal partners, were used to develop the first draft of the new 10-year state plan. The draft is now available for comments from the public. Comments will be accepted through March 29, 2024.

The first draft of the 2025 state plan is now available for your review and comments
2025 State Plan - First Draft

Questionnaire #1 Responses Questionnaire #2 Responses

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2020 Preservation Plan

2020 State Plan

Sooner Rather Than Later: Let's Preserve Oklahoma's Past, Oklahoma's Statewide Preservation Plan (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2024), is now available and will be effective from January 1, 2020-December 31, 2024. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) invites preservation professionals, concerned citizens, and the general public to read the plan and help our office accomplish the goals and objectives listed.

For a list of the goals and objectives only, click here. This list will be the SHPO's checklist of our accomplishments in preservation throughout the next four years. For further information or if you have any questions, contact Shea Otley at Shea.Otley@history.ok.gov.

Previous Plans

2015 State Plan
2010 State Plan

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Historic Contexts

To accomplish the mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society and honor the vision of the State Historic Preservation Office, all work is completed following our historic contexts. A historic context is utilized as a planning tool that collects information about historic properties based on a theme, specific time period, and/or geographical area. The information used to create historic context material comes from National Register of Historic Places nominations, survey reports, monographs, newspapers, historic maps, and many other historic and modern resources. In the past, the State Historic Preservation Office has produced historic contexts as products of the statewide program and is in the process of updating the historic contexts for this preservation plan cycle.

If you would like to review the previous historic contexts, please contact Shea Otley at 405-522-4485 or Shea.Otley@history.ok.gov.