Proposed Changes to National Register of Historic Places

On March 1, 2019, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed making significant changes to regulations regarding nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. These changes would shift authority away from state, local, and tribal entities and give unprecedented power to federal agencies and large private landowners to stymie local historic preservation efforts.

The Organization of American Historians joins our colleagues at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, and others in opposing these amended regulations.

The NPS is accepting public comments on the proposed changes through April 30. We encourage you to go to and click the "Comment Now!" button to make your voice heard.

Posted: April 25, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession, Advocacy