The Info List - National Center For Preservation Technology And Training

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The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is a research, technology, and training center of the U.S. National Park Service located on the campus of Northwestern State University. Since its founding in 1994, NCPTT has awarded over $7 million in grants for research that fulfills its mission of advancing the use of science and technology in the field of historic preservation. NCPTT undertakes research at its in-house laboratories at Lee H. Nelson Hall in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the National Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.[1]


1 History 2 Research 3 Services

3.1 Grants 3.2 Research 3.3 Training

4 References 5 External links


NCPTT offices are located in Lee H. Nelson Hall, a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places

NCPTT has its beginnings in "Technologies for Prehistoric and Historic Preservation," the Office of Technology Assessment that U.S. Congress published in September 1986. This report was requested by the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to assess preservation technologies and their use by federal agencies in the implementation of laws relating to prehistoric and historic preservation. Among the major findings of this report was the need for:

Training in the use of technologies, Studying ways to apply known technologies to preservation problems, Improving information sharing and coordination, Finding the appropriate fit of technologies to preservation problems, Reducing the costs of new technologies, and Developing standards for the application of new technologies

The report cited the critical need to establish a federally funded institution as a mechanism to coordinate research, disseminate information and provide training about new technologies in preservation.[2] Research[edit] NCPTT labs include a unique environmental chamber that allows researchers to test the effects of pollutants on cultural materials. To facilitate preservation technology research, NCPTT maintains a broad partnership base that includes National Park Service sites; other federal agencies; state and tribal historic preservation offices; universities; private corporations; and local, state, national and international non-profit organizations. NCPTT’s website and publications enable the National Center to deliver the latest news about preservation technologies to a variety of audiences. Additionally, its content on social media services is available through Creative Commons licenses.[1] Services[edit] Grants[edit] The Center's PTT Grants program provides direct and competitive grants to promote research and training opportunities in preservation technology.[1] Research[edit] NCPTT's website provides instantly downloadable research from the Center's hundreds of PTT Grants products.[1] Training[edit] The National Center develops and conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on topics like cemetery monument conservation. NCPTT promotes excellence in preservation by promoting external historic preservation training and education opportunities for professionals.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d e http://www.ncptt.nps.gov/about-us/who-we-are-what-we-do/ ^ http://www.ncptt.nps.gov/wiki/index.php/History_of_NCPTT

External links[edit]

NCPTT website NCPTT article on Preservapedia (a project sponsored by NCPTT)

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Southern U.S. Historical Societies

South Atlantic



Historical Society of Central Florida Orange County Regional History Center


Clearwater Historical Society (Clearwater) Florida Historical Society (Cocoa) Friends of Seagate Inc. (Sarasota) Jacksonville Historical Society (Jacksonville) Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation (Boynton Beach) Taylor County Historical Society (Perry)



American Baptist Historical Society Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation International Time Capsule Society


Historic Chattahoochee Commission (LaGrange) Georgia Historical Society (Savannah) Georgia Salzburger Society (Ebenezer) Roswell Historical Society (Roswell) Southern Historical Association (Athens)

North Carolina

Conference on Latin American History (Charlotte) Forest History Society (Durham) Hickory Sabre Society (Hickory) Labor and Working-Class History Association (Durham) Society of North Carolina Archivists (Raleigh)

South Carolina


Historic Charleston Foundation Preservation Society of Charleston South Carolina Historical Society


Beech Island Historical Society (Beech Island) Sea Research Society (North Charleston)



Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Society for Military History


American Association for the History of Medicine Historic Richmond Foundation Preservation Virginia Virginia Department of Historic Resources Virginia Historical Society


Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (Arlington) Mount Vernon Ladies' Association (Mount Vernon) Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg) Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (Fairfax) United States Marine Corps History Division (Quantico)

East South Central


Alabama Historical Commission (Montgomery) Historic Chattahoochee Commission (Eufaula)


The Filson Historical Society (Louisville) Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort) Southern Association for Women Historians (Louisville)



Mississippi Department of Archives and History Mississippi Heritage Trust Mississippi Historical Society


American Association for State and Local History (Nashville) East Tennessee Historical Society (Knoxville) Oral History Association (Murfreesboro) Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (Murfreesboro) Tennessee Historical Society (Nashville)

West South Central


Arkansas Historical Association (Fayetteville) Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society (Pine Bluff) Sequoyah Research Center (Little Rock)


Louisiana Historical Association (Lafayette) National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (Natchitoches) North Louisiana Historical Association (Shreveport)


American Journalism Historians Association (Shawnee) Cherokee Heritage Center (Park Hill) Oklahoma Historical Society (Oklahoma City) Pushmataha County Historical Society (Antlers)



Texas Historical Commission Texas Jewish Historical Society Texas State Historical Association

Fort Worth

North American Society for Oceanic History North Texas Historic Transportation


Modern Greek Studies Association Southern Historical Association


American Cowboy Culture Association West Texas Historical Association


Dallas Historical Society (Dallas) East Texas Historical Association (Nacogdoches) Gillespie County Historical Society (Fredericksburg) National Coalition of Independent Scholars (San Antonio) Society for the History of Discoveries (Arlington) South Texas Historical Associ