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Cultural and Historic Preservation Links

  • The National Trust
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has worked for more than half a century to save the historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes that form our communities and enrich our lives.
  • The Society for Historical Archaeology
    The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration.
  • Vernacular Architecture Forum
    The term "vernacular architecture" is applied to traditional domestic and agricultural buildings, industrial and commercial structures, twentieth-century suburban houses, settlement patterns and cultural landscapes. The Vernacular Architecture Forum was formed to encourage the study and preservation of these informative and valuable material resources.
  • Historic New England (formerly the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities)
    The self-proclaimed oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. They offer a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions.
  • American Institute of Architects
    The website of the professional organization for architects, the site contains information about organization events, career information and more.
  • American Planning Association
    APA is a nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning.
  • American Society of Interior Designers
    The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a nonprofit professional society representing the interests of interior designers and the interior design community.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
    The ASLA is the national professional association representing landscape architects, their website features information and services for the profession and the general public.
  • Architectural Record
    Provides an abundance of architectural and design related resources as the leading magazine for architects and designers.
  • Architecture Week: The New Magazine of Design and Building
    ArchitectureWeek is an online architecture magazine, covering new buildings worldwide and a spectrum of design, technical, and cultural issues.
  • AltaMira Press
    AltaMira Press exists to disseminate high quality information of value to those who research, study, practice and read in the humanities and social sciences with a particular focus on helping in the professional development of those who work in the cultural life of a community.
  • Colonial Williamsburg
    The website for Colonial Williamsburg contains historical information, as well as online access to their journal.
  • Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology
    The CNHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast, including the Canadian provinces. Its purpose is to encourage and advance the collection, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge derived from the practice of archaeology on historic sites.
  • The Rhode Island Geographic Information System
    The mission of the RIGIS is to monitor, coordinate, and provide leadership for activities related to the use of GIS technology within Rhode Island, to support initiatives to implement or use the technology, and to manage and provide access to a common database of geographically referenced information. The site is especially useful for ariel photographs of areas in Rhode Island.
  • National Park Service: Standards and guidelines for the preservation of history and culture
    To encourage consistent preservation practices the National Park Service has developed guidelines and standards that guide decision-making at the national tribal, state, and local levels.
  • Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage
    A research report in PDF format from the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles.
  • Society for American Archaeology
    The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.

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