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SHPO and COVID-19
In accordance with MEDC and State of Michigan policy, SHPO staff continue to work remotely. Our staff continue to be most accessible by direct email. Many staff were assigned new direct phone numbers on September 8, 2021.
As of July 12, 2021, requests for research with our office must now be submitted electronically. Section 106 applications may now be accepted electronically. Physical mail can be regularly accessed by our staff and we are making every effort to ensure continued functioning of our programs. General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your understanding.
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office rolls out Detroit Civil Rights Bike Tour
SHPO has launched an interactive Civil Rights Bike Tour around the city of Detroit to highlight many historically significant sites that reflect the civil rights movement in Michigan’s largest city. Encompassing 20 different stops in total, the tour is nearly 17 miles in length but can be easily broken into shorter segments.Explore Tour
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.