Historical Society Sets Seminars

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office has set dates for its free fall workshop series. Each workshop is devoted to one of the federal preservation programs and are open to the public.

Sessions will be at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, just northeast of the state Capitol. Space is limited. Register by 5 p.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call Melvena Heisch at 522-4484 or email mheisch@okhistory.org. To register for any of the workshops, call Jesse Dearman at 521-6249 or jdearman@okhistory.org. Register online at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/workshops.php.

• Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: "Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings." A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application to guide owners and developers. Designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

• Dec. 2, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: "The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings." A thorough discussion of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation, widely used in historic preservation. Designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitation.

• Dec. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: "The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants." Details of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which requires federal agencies to consider the effect of their undertakings on archaeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

• Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: "Working with the National Register of Historic Places. Details on National Register criteria, what listing means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, tips for preparing successful nominations and much more.

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