An Act To establish a program for the preservation of additional historic properties throughout the Nation, and for other purposes

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  • The Congress finds and declares that it is necessary and appropriate for the Federal Government to accelerate its historic preservation programs and activities, to give maximum encouragement to agencies and individuals undertaking preservation by private means, and to assist State and local governments and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States to expand and accelerate their historic preservation programs and activities. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to expand and maintain the National Register, to establish a program of matching grants-in-aid to States, and to establish a program of matching grant-in-aid to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • The term "historic preservation" includes the protection, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, or culture. There is established an Advisory Council on Historic Preservation which shall be composed of seventeen members. The Council shall submit annually a comprehensive report of its activities and the results of its studies to the President and the Congress and shall from time to time submit such additional and special reports as it deems advisable. The Director of the National Park Service or his designee shall be the Executive Director of the Council.


  • United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • United States. National Park Service
  • National Register
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • United States Congress


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 80 Stat. 915
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

80 Stat. 915 (1966); Pub. L. No. 89-665 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1967
  • 10/15/1966


  • Historic buildings
  • Archaeology
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Historic preservation
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Cultural policy
  • Protection
  • Cultural property
  • Archeology, Architecture
  • Buildings--Protection
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Cultural property--Protection
  • Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 915-19

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