State Historic Preservation Office
Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation
Each year the SHPO and the State Historic Preservation Review Board identify worthy recipients to receive the Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. The awards recognize standout projects across both peninsulas, exemplifying the collaboration and deep impact preservation can have in Michigan communities. The 2021 Awards were announced on May 6. Learn more about the 2021 Governor's Award projects.
SHPO and COVID-19
In accordance with MEDC and State of Michigan policy, SHPO staff continue to work remotely.
SHPO staff are most accessible by direct email. Some program areas can accept electronically-submitted materials. Effective April 27, 2020, Section 106 applications can now be accepted electronically. Physical mail can be accessed by our staff twice each week and we are making every effort to ensure continued functioning of our programs. General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest information regarding SHPO research requests, send an email to MSF-SHPOResearch@michigan.gov. We appreciate your understanding.
Michigan's 2020-2025 Statewide Historic Preservation Plan is here! The plan outlines broad preservation priorities and goals for this five year time period. The plan text was approved by the National Park Service in August, 2020. This plan is informed by public input and stakeholder feedback obtained throughout 2019 at regional workshops across the state.
The creation of a five-year statewide historic preservation plan is a federal requirement for each state historic preservation office. The staff of the SHPO is constantly assessing the opportunities and threats facing historic preservation in Michigan and looking for ways to address them.