National Historic Landmarks Program

National Historic Landmarks Program

Established by the National Sites Act of 1935, surveys sites of national significance based on a series of theme studies, from prehistoric archeology, architecture, politics, religion and science. The effort is to promote a set of general concepts on what is worth saving.
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The National Historic Landmarks Program gives distinction to properties that "possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States."
The author is an historian with the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Historic Landmarks Program of the National Park Service of the United States.
"'And we've never done an actual crash site,' said Alexandra Lord, branch chief of the National Historic Landmarks Program in Washington.
This 50th anniversary of the National Historic Landmarks program reminds us that evidence of those who have come to New England over four centuries can be found all around us.
Well informed by the author's work with the National Park Service, the National Historic Landmarks Program, and the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, The First American Women Architects will be an asset to public and academic reference collections.
Historians are employed in the National Historic Landmarks program. We have a number of historians who work in the preservation services branch of this office who work with local groups on preservation issues.

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