Latest Cultural preservation News

Fund to preserve, assist Black churches gets $20M donation

Jan. 17, 2022 01:09 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the United States has received a $20 million donation that will go to help congregations including one that was slammed during the tornado that killed more than 20 people in Mayfield, Kentucky, last month. ...

Rhode Island arts, cultural groups share $3.5M in grants

Jan. 16, 2022 10:29 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of arts, culture, heritage and historic sites across Rhode Island are getting almost $3.5 million in help from the state government for renovation, repair and program expansion projects, officials say. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is...

National monument proposed for Nevada site sacred to tribes

Jan. 14, 2022 16:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance. The site would be...

Trail would connect 2 Kansas City, Kansas, history sites

Jan. 10, 2022 10:59 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Plans are underway to connect a Civil War-era commercial port on the Missouri river and a Kansas City, Kansas, park where Lewis and Clark once camped. KCUR-FM reports that the Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, Heritage Trail came to life when the Groundwork...

Police: Pennsylvania man vandalized North Carolina city hall

Jan. 07, 2022 16:50 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested for writing graffiti and for breaking windows at a North Carolina city hall which is on the National Register of Historic Places, police said Friday. Reece Sebastian Jaksec, 22, was arrested on Thursday on several...

Nearly 300-year-old cemetery on national historic register

Jan. 04, 2022 13:47 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A nearly 300-year-old cemetery in Kingston, New Hampshire, that's the final resting place of a signer of the Declaration of Independence has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established circa 1725, the Plains Cemetery served as the...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Maine Coast Heritage Trust acquires another island

Dec. 28, 2021 16:55 PM EST

OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Coast Heritage Trust has purchased an 59-acre island, which will be open to the public and protected from development. Sheep Island, which is located off Owls Head in Penobscot Bay, was placed on the market last year and could've been become a...

Turkey, Qatar to discuss Kabul airport plans with Taliban

Dec. 23, 2021 08:45 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A joint Turkish and Qatari delegation is traveling to Afghanistan to discuss plans for companies from their two countries to run Kabul’s international airport in a partnership, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Thursday. The Anadolu Agency said...

Development and conservation clash at Komodo National Park

Dec. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On a dirt path, forked yellow tongue darting from its mouth, a member of the world’s largest lizard species lazes on an island in eastern Indonesia’s Komodo National Park as tourists snap photos. And about 18 miles (30 kilometers) away on another park island that...