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Historical SocietyHello! As a historical society and/or museum you have been identified as a partner that would be interested in participating in public outreach for Alaska’s Historic Preservation Plan update. Although Alaska’s current plan, Saving Our Past, will take us through 2017, it is time to begin assessing what has been accomplished so far, address current challenges, and identify new opportunities for preservation in Alaska to guide us through 2023. We would appreciate it if you would assist in outreach, such as by posting about this on your organizations social media or sharing in your organizations newsletters or websites.

The Press Kit contains our media release, several press pieces that have run so far, and sample Social Media Posts. There is also a flyer attached that can be shared with your members, staff, or visitors. We hope this serves as a helpful tool to disseminate our survey and map and reach as many Alaskan’s as possible. Additionally, feel free to take the below language, or share the below post from Alaska State Parks directly.

Thank you for your participation, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Alaska State Parks Facebook

Sample Facebook Post: The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology is updating Alaska’s historic preservation plan and wants to know what historic places in your community matter most to you. This is your opportunity to influence the direction of the preservation movement in the state over the next five years. The most important aspect of developing a preservation plan is your opinion! Please share your thoughts by taking our short survey:

For more information on the planning process and to read our current plan, Saving our Past, you can visit our website:

Thank you!

Summer Louthan
(Formerly Rickman, please note the name change)

Architectural Historian/ Certified Local Government Coordinator
Office of History and Archaeology/SHPO
550 W 7th Avenue Suite 1310
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3565 

OHA is updating Alaska’s historic preservation plan and wants to know what historic places matter to you. Please share your thoughts by taking a short survey that is available online at:

Another way you can share the important historic sites in your community is by participating in our #ThisPlaceMatters Alaska photo sharing campaign.  Photo submissions may include historic buildings and structures, residential neighborhoods, downtown streetscapes, historic and rural landscapes, and archaeological sites (please offset the location of archaeological sites for their protection).

Go to to submit an entry.

Go to to see previous entries on an interactive map.

Here's where you'll find the news that you submit with the Web Submission form. Please share something interesting that is going on with your Igloo and that you want all of the public to know about. We love current news, it keeps things interesting, fun to visit the Grand Igloo site, and a reason to come back.

Current NewsCourtesy of the Homer Electric Collection.

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