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The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) invites you to join us in preserving, protecting, and honoring the cultural, historical, and archaeological resources of California! 

The OHP is responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration, and protection of California's irreplaceable resources. Explore our webpages and learn more about the OHP and about preserving California's heritage! 

Get the Latest News and Updates: 
Accepting Nominations for 2016 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
Grants awarded to recognize Latino history
NSF Grant to help preserve Hupa language
Historic agreement signed to protect tribal resources
and more at News from the OHP.....


Visit this section of our website to find the many programs overseen and offered through the OHP to support the mission and work of historic preservation.


This is where you will find resources such as Forms, Secretary of the Interior Standards, Section 106 Submittal Checklist, and much more, to support historic preservation efforts and projects. 

Get Involved

Get Involved!
 Honor African American history; Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service; contribute to the Preserve Latino History initiative; and more. Get Involved!

Tribal Historic Preservation Program

Tribal Historic Preservation Program.
The State Office of Historic Preservation works closely with federally and non-federally recognized tribes to ensure the preservation and protection of cultural sites, ancestral lands, and tribal traditions.

California Historical Landmarks
For Landmark Questers. Do you like to track down and visit California Historical Landmarks? You are not alone, and with over 1,050 Landmarks and counting, you will have a lot of great sites to discover! The OHP oversees this highly popular program. Visit our California Historical Landmarks pages to learn more....

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