Preservation Resources

Historic preservation is challenging work. It's always useful to have a little help a long the way. Browse below for different historic preservation resources that can be helpful at any stage of a preservation project.

AHW's Resources:

More than Mortar Preservation Toolkit

In order to help give concerned community members a resource for preserving their historic school building, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming developed the More than Mortar Community Toolkit is designed to provide community leaders and
concerned citizens with the information and tools they need to take action in preserving Wyoming’s historic schools.

Download Preservation Toolkit

Advocacy Lingo

Historic preservation can be subject to a multitude of acronyms and slang terms. It can be confusing, especially to somebody who is new to the field. Use this handy Advocacy Lingo worksheet to help decode the language of preservation. 

Download Advocacy Lingo Worksheet

Teacher's Resource Kit

This kit provides lesson
plans and resource materials for teaching students about their school and community. The materials
include content and interactive exercises to teach students about architecture, historic preservation
and sustainability.

Download Teacher's Resource Kit

Historic Architecture Assistance Fund (HAAF)

The Historic Architecture Assistance Fund connects historic preservation architects and engineers with historic building owners, helping owners address rehabilitation issues with a plan that both honors the building’s past and meets the owner’s future needs.

Learn more about HAAF

Other resources:

Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office

Consult the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) about issues concerning National Register listings in Wyoming, tax credit preservation projects, and a variety of other preservation-related questions.

Learn more about SHPO

National Register of Historic Places

Browse the National Park Service's register of over 90,000 listed historic properties and learn more about how the program works. Interested in listing a property? It's all on the National Park Service's website.

Go to the National Register

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Read up on the best practices for historic preservation as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. The Standards outline four different methods for the treatment of historic properties: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction.

Learn more about the Secretary of the Interior's Standards

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nationwide nonprofit advocacy dedicated to preserving America's diverse history. They put on the annual Past Forward preservation conference and provide a number of other preservation resources.

Visit the National Trust

National Park Service Preservation Briefs

Preservation briefs are intended to give historic building owners technical guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, or restoring their property.

Access the Preservation Briefs

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Historic Preservation Act

The Advisory Council is a federal agency that promotes the preservation of our nation's historic resources. The National Historic Preservation Act is designed to protect federally-owned historic properties.

Visit the ACHP

Historic Tax Credits and incentives

Federal tax incentives encourage investment from the private sector into historic preservation. Learn more about what you could save by preserving your historic property.

Learn more about tax credits

National Main Street Center

Wyoming Main Street is a Main Street America program that promotes and manages the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program for Wyoming. Main Street helps Wyoming communities of various sizes with downtown revitalization efforts.

Visit Wyoming Main Street