Latest Cultural preservation News

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...

Bill would rename, expand Alaska Native language council

Apr. 12, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bill has advanced in the Alaska State Legislature that would rename a state council on Alaska Native languages and expand its membership. The bill would rename the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council to the Council for Alaska...

Confederate monument to stay on national register after move

Apr. 11, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, LA (AP) — A Confederate monument will still be on the National Register of Historic Places after it takes a trip from a northwest Louisiana courthouse to a privately owned Civil War battlefield site. KSLA-TV reports that the Shreveport...

Lawmaker seeks to end Louisiana's 'slavery exception' clause

Apr. 08, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana lawmaker has put forward legislation to amend the state’s Constitution to abolish forced labor as punishment for those convicted of a crime. Rep. Edmond Jordan, D-Brusly, said Wednesday that language effectively protecting the...

Interior secretary steps into Utah public lands tug-of-war

Apr. 08, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, a public lands tug-of-war has played out over a vast expanse of southern Utah where red rocks reveal petroglyphs and cliff dwellings and distinctive twin buttes bulge from a grassy valley. A string of U.S. officials has heard from...

WVa officials seek info about Coopers Rock State Forest fire

Apr. 08, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Forestry is seeking information from the public about a wildfire in a state forest last month. The cause of the 30-acre fire in the Clay Run area of Coopers Rock State Forest remains undetermined, the division said...

Project will identify Black heritage places in Los Angeles

Apr. 07, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Places linked to African American heritage in Los Angeles will be identified in an effort to preserve them, the Getty arts organization and the city announced Tuesday. The three-year Los Angeles African American Historic Places Project will work with...