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History (Graduate)

History Research for Graduate Students

What is Historic Preservation?

What is Historic Preservation?

Historic preservation is a conversation with our past about our future. It provides us with opportunities to ask, "What is important in our history?" and  "What parts of our past can we preserve for the future?" Through historic preservation, we look at history in different ways, ask different questions of the past, and learn new things about our history and ourselves. Historic preservation is an important way for us to transmit our understanding of the past to future generations. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservation/what-is-historic-preservation.htm

Preservation is defined as the act or process of applying measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials of an historic property. https://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_10.htm

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