CCT: About the State Historic Preservation Office

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The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is responsible for overseeing the governmental program of historic preservation for Connecticutís citizens. Originally established as the Connecticut Historical Commission in 1955, the agency was merged into the Commission on Culture & Tourism in 2003 and was renamed the Historic Preservation and Museum Division. The State Historic Preservation Office was again moved in 2011 into the Department of Economic and Community Development providing new opportunities for collaboration on restoration and community revitalization.

SHPO administers a range of federal and state programs that identify, register and protect the buildings, sites, structures, districts and objects that comprise Connecticut's cultural heritage.  

 

Investment in Connecticut: The State Historic Preservation Plan 2011-2016

 

Investment in Connecticut: Creating Jobs. Leveraging Resources. Enhancing Community Quality. Advancing Sustainable Growth

 

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Museums


SHPO operates four state-owned museums open for public visitation:


         Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford

         Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine in East Granby--Currently under renovation

         The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury

         The Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace in Kent

 

 

Historic Resources


 
 
Local Historic Properties and Districts
 
 
Grants
 

Archaeology




Tax Credits





Environmental Review


 

Technical Assistance




Connecticut Environmental Protection Act



Other Programs