World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Article Id: WHEBN0004095604
Reproduction Date:

Title: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Old Market House (Galena, Illinois), Dana-Thomas House, Nicholas Jarrot Mansion, Kendall County Courthouse (Illinois), The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency sites map (2012)

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is a governmental agency of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is tasked with the duty of maintaining most State-owned historic sites within Illinois, as well as its history library, and maximizing their educational and recreational value to visitors or on-line users. In addition, it manages the process for applications within the state for additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

Amy Martin is the current Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Contents

  • History of agency 1
  • List of Illinois State Historic Sites 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History of agency

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) was created by State law in July 1985. The agency's oldest bureau, the Illinois State Historical Library, was created in 1889, but the origins of the agency could be said to date back to the creation of Lincoln's Tomb for the burial of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, in 1865.

During the 20th century, the state of Illinois acquired and restored a wide variety of historic properties throughout the state. One key asset, the village of Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site at New Salem (Menard County), Illinois, was reconstructed in the 1930s. The agency also administers the Cahokia World Heritage Site which includes the largest pre-columbian construction in the Americas north of Mexico.

The IHPA continued to grow after its creation in 1985, largely because of continued public interest in Lincoln as the bicentennial of his birth approached in 2009. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, also in Springfield, Illinois, was dedicated in 2005. Unlike most presidential libraries, the Lincoln Library is state-owned.

List of Illinois State Historic Sites

The following is an alphabetical listing of the more than 50 Illinois State Historic Sites that are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency:[1]

In addition to those above administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, other historic sites operated by Illinois state agencies include:

References

  1. ^ "Illinois Historic sites". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 

External links

  • IllinoisHistory.Gov
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.