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Historic Preservation Links

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  • The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office  is a state agency created by the National Historic Preservation Act to help citizens and government agencies in historic preservation through technical assistance and grant administration.

  • The Nevada State Museum is an educational institution with a purpose of advancing the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada. The society emphasizes Southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas. It collects, researches, interprets, exhibits, and preserves Nevada's heritage for present and future generations.

  • Preserve Nevada is a nascent organization founded by an experienced and committed group of preservationists devoted to Nevada's cultural and archeological heritage.

  • The Preservation Association of Clark County is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization formed in 1974 to promote the preservation of historic buildings and structures in Las Vegas and the rest of Clark County. The association is now the oldest community preservation organization in the state.

  • UNLV Special Collections houses unique, rare and specialized research material that documents the history, culture and physical environment of the city of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada region, the gaming industry and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

  • The Springs Preserve is 180 acres of historic land located just west of downtown Las Vegas. Historically known as "Big Springs," the area is one of the richest and most unique cultural and biological resources in Southern Nevada. The Preserve opened in June 2007 and houses museums, gardens, trails and restored structures.

  • is sponsored by Classic Las Vegas, an organization dedicated to helping preserving Las Vegas' unique history with over 130 oral histories from the early pioneers. The organization preserves and archives photos, memorabilia, home movies, journals and letters, and is creating an archive and a resource for Las Vegas.

  • The Las Vegas Archive is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the past, present and future history of Nevada, making it widely available to scholars, historians and the general public through digital internet technology.

  • The Neon Museum is a nonprofit organization located in Las Vegas that collects, preserves, studies and exhibits neon signs and associated artifacts to inspire educational and cultural enrichment for diverse members of the international community.


  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

  • The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation, and is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.

  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.

  • Main Street Program A program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Main Street approach combines historic preservation with economic development to restore prosperity and vitality to downtowns and neighborhood business districts, and serves as the nation's clearinghouse for information, technical assistance, research and advocacy for commercial district revitalization.

  • Preservation Directory contains hundreds of links on historic preservation, museum resources and management, archeology, community and urban revitalization, roadside Americana and building restoration. The directory also provides a database on cultural resources and an online bookstore for historic and cultural resource preservation.

  • Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS/CRGIS) The Heritage Documentation Programs administers HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program, and HAER (Historic American Engineering Record), HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey), and CRGIS (Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems). Documentation produced through the programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation.

  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.


Contact Information
Planning Department
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6301
TTY: (702) 386-9108
Fax: (702) 474-7463

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