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National Register Of Historic Places

History Matters helps clients nominate historic resources to the National Register of Historic Places by linking historic sites to larger historical trends on a local, regional, and national scale.

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and Due Diligence Evaluations

History Matters guides clients through the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program, as well as associated state incentive programs. We evaluate the feasibility of tax credits and work with owners and architects to apply the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

Historic Resource Documentation

History Matters’ designs, organizes, and conducts historic site surveys in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Our documentation includes historical information, photography, maps, measured drawings, and architectural evaluations.

Historic Landscapes

To help agencies evaluate the significance of historic landscapes and plan for future development, History Matters works with landscape architects to prepare detailed cultural landscape histories. Our reports combine a comprehensive physical history of the landscape with thorough documentation of its historic context.

Historic Preservation Compliance

History Matters helps clients comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and with local preservation ordinances.

Historical Research and Writing

History Matters’ building and site histories are thoroughly researched and illuminate the place of properties within the broad context of American history. Our approach analyzes and explains the people, organizations, and events that have shaped each site and subject.

Heritage Publications and Educational Materials

Our heritage publications and educational materials make complex cultural history accessible. The brochures, collection guides, and books that we develop help the public understand the historical development and significance of landscapes, buildings, and objects.

Preservation Planning

History Matters evaluates the significance of historic buildings and landscapes and advises clients on historic preservation priorities and strategies geared towards the realization of their visions. Our research and analysis are focused on answering the questions posed by our clients. Our reports and analysis are valuable tools for institutions and government agencies as they plan for future development as well as being informative documents for the general public.