NH’s Historical Preservation Plan now available online

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources announced that "My New Hampshire: New Hampshire’s Five-Year Preservation Plan, 2016-2020" is available online.

"My New Hampshire" provides a snapshot of the status of historic preservation in the state, a summary of preservation successes over the last five years, and a vision and strategies for protecting and promoting New Hampshire’s special historic places moving forward.

Several sources of information contributed to the plan: data and opinions collected via an online questionnaire, comments from listening sessions and presentations held throughout the state, and success stories provided by community leaders, advocates and historic preservation organizations.

The NHDHR also asked the public to submit photos, descriptions and locations of their favorite historic places throughout the state through "My New Hampshire," an online photosharing campaign. A majority of the images in the plan were selected from the campaign.

"We encourage people who are interested in preservation and historical places to read the plan, browse the success stories and share this information with others," said Elizabeth Muzzey, director of the NHDHR and state historic preservation officer. "It’s a terrific resource for preservation planning.

"The ‘My New Hampshire’ photosharing campaign continues, and we’re also asking people to hashtag ‘#MyNewHampshire’ on social media when they post stories about their preservation projects and activities."

The plan is available for at nh.gov/nhdhr.

New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the "State Historic Preservation Office," was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among its most important environmental assets.

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 nh.gov/nhdhr or call 271-3483.