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  • Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology

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Mission Statement

The Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology promotes the conservation of Indiana's cultural resources through public education efforts, financial incentives including several grant and tax credit programs, and the administration of state and federally mandated legislation.

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The Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) is the designated State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for Indiana. As the state counterpart to the National Park Service, the DHPA is the key partner for federal preservation programming in Indiana. The DHPA is one of the smaller divisions within the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Together, the director and staff are charged with the day-to-day administration of state and federal programs for preservation and archaeology in Indiana. Regular duties include: identifying and documenting historic structures and archaeological sites, managing databases and archives of archaeological and cultural resource sites, conducting legally required reviews for the protection of cultural resources, managing financial incentive programs, and promoting public education and outreach regarding cultural resources.

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