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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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State Historic Preservation Review Board

Also known as:
State Review Board of the State Historic Preservation Office
Active dates:1969 -

The Minnesota Historical Society's State Review Board determines whether a property meets National Register criteria. Once a nomination is approved, it is sent to the State Historic Preservation Officer for signature and then to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C., for final review and approval.


Since 1969 Minnesota's State Historic Preservation Review Board has reviewed properties for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), a federally -managed program recognizing the importance of local, state, and national history. The NRHP is one of several historic preservation programs created with passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the most comprehensive federal law pertaining to protection of historic resources.  

During the 2017 legislative session, Governor Mark Dayton recommended that the Legislature transfer the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) from the Minnesota Historical Society to the Department of Administration. The Legislature mandated the transfer in the 2017 Omnibus State Government Finance law.

Subordinate to:
Advisory to:
State Historic Preservation Office

Architectural historian; Historian; Historical Archaeologist; Historical Architect; member-at-large; Prehistoric Archaeologist.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 08/07/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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