State Partners

Florida Trust for Historic PreservationFlorida Trust for Historic Preservation

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is the statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting Florida’s extraordinary heritage and history. Founded in 1978, the Florida Trust has collaborated to save irreplaceable Florida treasures like the Historic Florida Capitol and is a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Their mission is to protect the preservation of the architectural, historical and archaeological heritage of Florida by focusing on advocacy, education, and stewardship.

For more information, visit the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

Florida State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

The State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) is the appointed Florida Department of State Historical Resourcesofficial in each of 59 states, territories and the District of Columbia who is responsible for helping to save the places that matter.

Every State and U.S. Territory has a State Historic Preservation Officer who, with the support of qualified staff, are charged with:

  • Conducting a comprehensive survey of historic properties
  • Maintaining an inventory of historic properties
  • Administering state programs of Federal assistance
  • Identifying and nominating eligible properties to the National Historic Register
  • Advising and assisting Federal, State and local governments in matters of historic preservation
  • Preparing and implementing a statewide historic preservation plan
  • Providing public information, education, training and technical assistance
  • Working with local governments in the development of local historic preservation programs and help them become "certified local governments"
  • Provide consultation for Federal undertakings under the Section 106 provision of the National Historic Preservation Act

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