Latest Cultural preservation News

Michigan art studio added to Register of Historic Places

May. 01, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

BENZONIA, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan art studio that is a popular tourist destination has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The studio belonged to Gwen Frostic, who made stationery and prints from linoleum block carvings. The business began...

Hail collapses roof over Mexico City's main Aztec temple

Apr. 29, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The pre-Hispanic ruins of Mexico City’s Templo Mayor archaeological site suffered minor but reparable damage when large sections of a corrugated roof structure meant to protect them collapsed during a hailstorm., authorities said Friday. The...

NH senate passes bill to make secret police list public

Apr. 29, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s secret list of roughly 270 police officers with credibility issues would be made public under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate. The so-called “Laurie list” tracks officers whose credibility may be called into question...

Burkina Faso fighters seek protection with spiritual rituals

Apr. 29, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Antoine Ouedraogo didn’t run when Islamic extremist fighters killed his colleagues only feet away from him in northern Burkina Faso. Instead, the 53-year-old says, he simply recited a secret word and became invisible. The father of 17,...

Emergency repairs to be made to historic gasholder building

Apr. 23, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Emergency work will be done this year to save a 133-year-old red-brick coal gasholder building in Concord from collapsing and put it on the path for preservation, according to an agreement between the city, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and Liberty Utilities....

Jill Biden hears from Navajo women on needs, priorities

Apr. 23, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Jill Biden spent the first day of a trip to the Navajo Nation listening to female tribal leaders whom she referred to as her “sister warriors," on the needs and priorities of the country's largest Native American reservation. Biden sprinkled...

Commission on humane treatment of animals re-established

Apr. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has issued an executive order re-establishing a commission on the humane treatment of animals, which prepares a biennial report on animal cruelty cases and legislation. The commission was last re-established and...

5 Tennessee sites added to historic places register

Apr. 19, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two churches are among five Tennessee properties named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission announced Friday the latest entries from the state on the national list of cultural sites deemed worthy of...

New conservative group would save 'Anglo-Saxon' traditions

Apr. 17, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-right House Republicans on Friday were discussing forming an America First Caucus, which one document described as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration was putting the “unique identity” of the U.S. at risk. ...

Ohio court hears arguments over ancient earthworks access

Apr. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A debate over public access to a set of ancient ceremonial and burial earthworks is before the Ohio Supreme Court in a case pitting the state historical society against a country club within whose grounds the earthworks are located. At issue before...