Beginning in 1995 when a legislative task force issued the state's first preservation plan, the findings have guided a number of federal, state, local governments, preservation organizations, private individuals, and other stakeholders.
Nebraska's 2012-2016 release of the State Historic Preservation Plan, Building on the Historic and Cultural Foundations of Nebraska, identifies issues and recommendations for preservation in Nebraska. The goal of Nebraska's State Historic Preservation Plan is to guide historic preservation as a shared value, a preservation ethic in the state. The plan sets a vision for historic preservation in Nebraska.
Major elements of the plan include goals for:
- Rural and community development;
- Identification and assessment of the state's cultural resources;
- Funding, incentives, and legislation; and
- Outreach and education.
The 2012-2016 plan is available for download. Please contact Bob Puschendorf of the Nebraska State Historical Society for information.
This plan was funded, in part, by a federal grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior.
This program receives federal financial assistance for the identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in its federally-assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility described above, or if you desire further information, please write to:
Office of Equal Opportunity
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Preservation Planning, 1995-2011
In 1995 a legislative task force issued a report, Preserving the Historic and Cultural Foundations. Since then, the report has guided a number of state, federal, and local organizations by identifying issues and recommendations for historic preservation in Nebraska. A "Report Card" on the Nebraska Task Force on Historic Preservation (260k pdf) looks at some of the preservation accomplishments from 1995-2005. Also available for download, The State Historic Preservation Plan for Nebraska, 2007-2011 (159k pdf), Building on the Historic and Cultural Foundations of Nebraska.
The findings of these documents were used to identify further issues and recommendations for historic preservation in the following decade and incorporated into Nebraska's Statewide Preservation Plan.
Please contact Bob Puschendorf of the Nebraska State Historical Society for information.