Saving Places that Matter; Cultural Resource Management in Kentucky


Saving Places that Matter; Cultural Resource Management in Kentucky

Understand the history of historic preservation at the state and national levels.

What You Will Learn

This presentation will focus on the protection, preservation, and reuse of Kentucky’s significant collection of historic and pre-historic resources statewide. As the State Historic Preservation Office, the Kentucky Heritage Council is tasked with the administration of Kentucky’s preservation program as directed by state and federal law and the needs and desires of our citizens. Managing cultural heritage across our diverse landscape takes many forms, requires varying approaches, and relies on the active engagement of Kentuckians. We are all ultimately stewards of places that matter. Learn more about the tools and incentives available at the local, state, and national levels to preserve the irreplaceable.


Craig Potts serves as Kentucky’s State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Director of the Kentucky Heritage Council, a state agency responsible for the identification, protection, and preservation of historic buildings and resources, archaeological sites, and cultural landscapes throughout the Commonwealth. Mr. Potts manages a staff of 26 whose responsibilities also include administering state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit programs, Section 106 Review, the Kentucky Main Street program, historic sites survey, the National Register of Historic Places, preservation planning, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, and staff support for the State Review Board, Kentucky African American and Kentucky Native American Heritage Commissions, Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission, Perryville Battlefield Commission and the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission. Since 2017, Craig has served on the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) Board of Directors and is the organization’s current Vice Chairman. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of historic preservation and holds a BA in History from Wittenberg University, a MA in Architectural History, and a MFA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In his spare time, Craig rehabilitates and manages historic commercial buildings in his hometown of Frankfort, Kentucky where he lives with his wife Amy and two teenage sons, Sam and Simon.

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Saving Places that Matter; Cultural Resource Management in Kentucky

21 May, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour


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