The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) deadline for nominations of Alaska's Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2020 is April 10. The list is announced each year in early May as part of Historic Preservation Month. It is intended to bring public awareness to Alaska's threatened historic properties.
Heightened awareness often leads to increased support for the conservation of endangered historic properties, which are assets important to tourism, economic development, and the cultural heritage of Alaska. AAHP has been identifying the Most Endangered Historic Properties since 1991; 29 years.
The program calls attention to threatened properties that define our great state, the people that live here and the identity that we share. The nominations for this program are submitted by individuals and organizations from throughout Alaska. There is no limit to the number of years that a property may be listed on the annual list.
The Ten Most Endangered Grant Program funds hands-on preservation work on endangered properties and serves as seed money to leverage funding from other sources. Those properties listed on the 2020 list will be eligible to apply for a grant to assist with their project. Announcements of the grant winners is done during the organization’s annual meeting in November.
Founded in 1981 as a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation of Alaska's prehistoric and historic heritage as manifested in its built environment, AAHP aids in historic preservation projects across Alaska and monitors and supports legislation to promote historic preservation.
As a statewide organization, AAHP acts as an umbrella organization sponsoring a variety of history, rehabilitation, museum, archaeological, and preservation projects and entities acting as a 501(c)(3) for granting, administration, and fundraising. Additionally, AAHP publishes a quarterly newsletter and holds educational workshops.
To make a tax-deductible donation to this Grant Program or learn more about AAHP, please contact Trish Neal at (907-929-9870) at AAHP or visit our website www.AlaskaPreservation.org.