Bi-Weekly Update - Sept 10

Hello CCPHers, Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history. In other news: CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. CCPH is also accepting submissions for our California History Action web page. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history. Email any of your submissions to Thank you for your continuous support!

From: California Office of Historic Preservation

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to California Tribes

The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded $1.6 million in grants to Indian tribes and museums to assist in consultation, documentation, and repatriation of Native American remains and cultural items.

Of the sixteen tribes and fifteen museums awarded grants nationwide, four California Indian tribes and one California museum are among the recipients:

Bridgeport Indian Colony, Bridgeport

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, Geyserville

Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, Willits

Wiyot Tribe, Loleta

San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego

Our congratulations to all for receiving this important funding! Visit the NPS website to see the full list of recipients and learn more about NAGPRA and the grant program.

Protecting Heritage in the Face of Disaster

In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we wanted to highlight some resources and information specific to the protection of historic, cultural, and archaeological resources in the face of disasters.

On our office website, the Disasters and Historic Resources webpage offers a broad scope of information and materials to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) website lists a number of valuable articles and publications to inform and guide those who are responsible for the protection of treasured resources. Included among the NCPTT offerings is the timely publication, Resilient Heritage: Protecting Your Historic Home from Natural Disasters.

A series of articles from the National Trust for Historic Preservation provide another source of good information and advice for dealing with the impacts of disasters:

10 Tips for Bringing Historic Properties Back from a Flood

10 Tips for Preventing and Responding to Fire

10 Steps to Mitigate Natural Disaster Damage

These are just some of the many resources available to help ensure as safe and successful an outcome as possible when dealing with worst case situations.

(Images: Hurricane Harvey, courtesy of ABC News)

News and Updates

US Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Public Input

Also per a recent Executive Order, federal agencies are tasked with reviewing their regulations. As part of their compliance with the order, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on their existing regulations, which include Appendix C. The deadline for comments is September 18, 2017.

ACHP Guidance Regarding Non-Federally Recognized Tribes

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) recently published the Guide to Working with Non-Federally Recognized Tribes in the Section 106 Process. The guidance encourages federal agencies to include non-federally recognized tribes in Section 106 consultations when resources of significance to tribes may be affected by an undertaking.

Governor's Awards Event Sponsors Welcome!

We once again welcome sponsors for the annual Governor's Historic Preservation Awards ceremony and reception. The 2017 awards ceremony will take place in November. Donations from sponsors provide frames for the award certificates and refreshments at the award ceremony, and help cover other event costs. Plus, sponsors have the honor and satisfaction of supporting a program that celebrates the best in historic preservation and is California's only state-run awards program! Visit our Sponsors webpage for details, and contact Deputy SHPO Jenan Saunders if interested in becoming a sponsor. Your support is very much appreciated!

NAPC Accepting Session Proposals

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is accepting session proposals for their annual conference. FORUM 2018 will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, and will focus on a variety of topics of value and importance to local historic preservation boards and commissions. The deadline for proposals is September 29, 2017.

Final Deadline Approaching for NTHP Grants

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds are in the final round for this current grant cycle. October 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for a grant to support preservation projects at the local level. Visit the NTHP website for program and application details.

From: American Association for State and Local History

Upcoming Continuing Education Webinar: Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites September 26 Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum October 5 Kansas City, MO Cost: $30 Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals October 16-November 10 Cost: $350 members/$425 nonmembers Webinar: Best Practices for Developing History Internships October 24 Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers


2018 NCPH Awards Now Accepting Nominations

The National Council on Public History is now accepting nominations for their 2018 awards program. Over $7,000 is available to recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. Guidelines and current and past recipients can be found on the NCPH website.

Call for Book Proposals

In the wake of the horrific recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the ensuing move to remove monuments to white supremacy, the American Association for State and Local History Editorial Board is seeking book proposals for a work tentatively entitled Controversial Monuments and Memorials: A Guide from the American Association for State and Local History. Authors must be able to complete a 40-50,000 word manuscript between now and December 29, 2017. Proposals are due Monday, September 18, to Bob Beatty ( Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis Found

Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, sunk in 1945, was discovered on August 18 by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s Research Vessel Petrel. The Indianapolis was found 5,500 meters below the surface, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean. Read the full story.

From: California Historical Society

Encore Film Screening: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:00 PM Cost: FREE with registration California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement (1966–1971). The film takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time—thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious. Film is 90 minutes long.

Old U.S. Mint Tours

88 5th Street, San Francisco

Friday, September 15, 2017, 3:00 PM Explore one of the most historic buildings in San Francisco with an expert CHS docent. Purchase Tickets


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