State Historic Preservation Office

History and Heritage in the Classroom and Beyond

Whether you're looking for primary sources to include in a lesson plan or for help finding information about your antebellum home and the people who lived there, the following collection of non-subscription sites near and far will help get you started.

We begin with word-searchable PDFs -- check our Help page if Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer -- of the Preservation Issues newsletter published by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) with a grant from the National Park Service, 1991-1997. As is the case with the nominations linked from our National Register pages, entering a specific name or word in the search box in the black bar above will search the Department of Natural Resources' entire website... including the contents of the National Register nominations and newletters posted on the SHPO pages!

Overviews and Lesson Plans:

Primarily for Research:

For assistance using any of these sites, please refer to the contact information listed on the individual sites or contact State Historic Preservation Office staff member Kris Zapalac via email or at 314-416-2960 x270 or 800-334-6946.

We have additional links to federal, state, and local agencies and nonprofits dealing with sustainability, energy efficiency as they relate to historic structures, preservation and related issues.