Input sought for NH preservation plan

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is seeking input as it prepares the state’s 2016-20 preservation plan.

The statewide plan celebrates preservation success stories, highlights lessons learned and lays out a vision for preserving the state’s special historic places for the next five years. It is used as a reference tool by historical groups, planning commissions, museums, policymakers, developers, preservation professionals and others interested in New Hampshire’s historical buildings, landscapes and communities.

The public will have the opportunity to share their thoughts at public listening sessions in May.

They may also participate by taking a short online questionnaire.

The public listening sessions will take place Monday, May 4, at Peterborough Town Hall and Monday, May 11, at Randolph Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments, and the sessions will begin at 6.

An additional session will take place at the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning Conference on Saturday, May 2.

The input the DHR receives will help set historic preservation goals, objectives and strategies for all of New Hampshire through 2020.

For more information about New Hampshire’s preservation plan, including a link to the online questionnaire, visit nh.gov/nhdhr and clicking on “NH’s Five-Year Preservation Plan” in the box on the right.

New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s residents.

For more information, visit the website or call 271-3483.