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The Kansas Historical Society is the home of the State Historic Preservation Office or SHPO as it is also known. This section relates to historic buildings and structures, associated programs and tax incentives, and archeology. The SHPO helps to preserve, protect, and honor cultural, historical, and archeological resources of Kansas. It administers the Registers of Historic Places lists. Find more information about accessing help for owners of listed properties. Learn more about surveyed properties including historical buildings and archeological sites, and find a list of historical markers. Learn about our popular archeology programs and resources. Find information about site protection programs. Learn about communities with Certified Local Governments. Find resources related to the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review.

Registers of Historic Places - National Register of Historic Places and Register of Historic Kansas Places

Help for property owners - learn about preservation programs

Site protection - in accordance with federal and state laws

Surveys - historic resources across the state

Certified Local Governments - benefits to communities

Archeology - a variety of information, programs, materials, and resources

  • Programs - including the Kansas Archeology Training Program
  • Resources - archeological sites and materials

Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review - professionals from various fields that reviews and recommends nominations