National Park Service Press Release

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2013
Contact(s):   Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354

Dr. Mary Striegel, 318-356-7444

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology

Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of $195,000 in grants from the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training to assist with projects using science and technology for historic preservation.

“These innovative projects are developing new technologies or adapt existing technology to preserve our nation’s historic cultural resources,” said Director Jarvis.  “We are pleased to provide assistance for these programs that are bringing the best skills and technology of the present to preserve the treasures of the past.”

The eight grants range from $8,000 to $25,000 for projects to better understand the range of climate change impacts on cultural landscapes, and the creation of a community-driven online project highlighting diverse Asian Pacific Islander historic resources throughout the country.

Since 1994, the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, Louisiana has funded science and technology projects in historic preservation.  The center strives to create new technologies and training opportunities to preserve prehistoric and historic resources throughout the United States.




Project Title


Asian Law Caucus

Asian Pacific Islander Historic Sites Map


Harvard College

Application of Biotechnology Technique for Accurate Identification of Regional Localization of Mammalian Materials in Native American Cultural Heritage


Philadelphia University

Energy modeling of history buildings, improving simulation and verification techniques


State University of New York

Preserving Timber Framing Structures with Non-destructive Evaluation of Critical Joinery


National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Conservation Center

Cone and friction Cone Penetrometer Applications to Archeological Organic Midden Deposits


University of Colorado Denver

Genetic Sequencing in the Bacterial Analysis of Mercury Treated Collections


University of Delaware

Simple Rapid Corrosion Tests with Quantitative Image Analysis for Materials Reservation


University of Oregon

A Preliminary Manual of Policy and Management Responses to Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes









About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at

printer Printer Friendly