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PreservationWORKS! Helpful Internet Sites


Adair Living History

A nonprofit organization that preserves Adair Village and its surrounding neighborhoods

Adventures in Preservation
Offering volunteer vacation opportunities

African American Heritage Preservation Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of African American history and historical sites

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation
Dedicated to the preservation and conservation of historic landscapes in all their variety, from formal gardens and public parks to rural expanses

American Architectural Foundation
Dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities

American Association for State and Local History

Professional association provides leadership and support for those who preserve and interpret state and local history to promote a more meaningful past to all people

American Cultural Resources Association

Delivers responsible solutions that balance development and preservation

American Institute of Architects

A professional organization for US architects that offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach


American Institute of Architects, Oregon

Provides practice resources, professional continuing education and advocating for sound public policies that support livable, sustainable communities


American Planning Association

A diverse network of planners, commissioners, public officials, educators, students, and engaged citizens who are applying the benefits of planning to cities, towns, and neighborhoods nationwide

American Society of Landscape Architects

Advances landscape architecture and demonstrates the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices

Architecture Foundation of Oregon
Advocates the enhancement of our built environment, the livability of our communities, and preservation of our rich architectural heritage

Association for Preservation Technology
Dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings

Corvallis People for Parks

A grass roots organization to preserving parks and natural areas in Corvallis

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

A network of businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, educational institutions, local governments and individuals working together to create a sustainable community.

Cultural Advocacy Coalition
A nonpartisan advocacy group Working to increase public investment in the arts, heritage and humanities across Oregon

Cultural Landscape Foundation

A nonprofit that connects people to places; educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible; identify its value, and empower its stewards.

DoCoMoMo Oregon
A nonprofit that promotes the interest, education, and advocacy of the architecture, art, landscape, and urban design of the Modern Movement in Oregon


DOCOMOMO, an acronym for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement

Historic Roads

Preserves historic roads; enhances our understanding of the American experience; enriches our transportation system, and promotes beneficial social, economic and practical goals

Independent community Club

A nonprofit that maintains the Independent Community Center in Philomath

International Council on Monuments and Sites

ICOMOS is a nongovernmental international organization that conserves and protects global cultural places and a network of experts that benefit from interdisciplinary exchange


League of Historic American Theatres
Promotes the rescue, rehabilitation and sustainable operation of historic theatres throughout North America

Main Street America

Revitalizes older and historic commercial districts; networks more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban with a shared commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development

National Alliance for Preservation Commissions

Provides technical support and manages an information network to help local commissions accomplish their preservation objectives

National Park Lodge Architecture Society
An organization of individuals who appreciate the important role of the unique hotels, inns, cabins and other lodging in the National Park system, and advocate the protection and operational preservation of the significant facilities and structures.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
National organization provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities

Oregon Black Pioneers
The premier resource for Oregon’s African American culture and heritage information

Oregon Archaeological Society

A nonprofit organization that advances knowledge of the historic and prehistoric archaeology of the culturally rich Pacific Northwest

Partners for Sacred Places
Nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to sound stewardship and active community use of older sacred places across America

Corvallis People For Parks

A grass roots organization to preserving parks and natural areas in Corvallis

Preservation Action
A nonprofit national grassroots lobby for historic preservation

Preservation Trades Network
A nonprofit organization provides education, networking and outreach for the traditional building trades

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
A nonprofit organization that works to convert former 
railroad lines to hiking/biking trails


Restore Oregon

Nonprofit organization dedicated to preserve, reuse, and pass forward Oregon's historic resources to ensure livable, sustainable communities

Scenic America

A nonprofit that safeguards the scenic qualities of America’s roadways, countryside and communities

Society for Commercial Archaeology
Devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape

Society of Architectural Historians
Promotes the study and preservation of the built environment worldwide

Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter

Focuses on study and preservation of the built environment in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia

UNESCO World Heritage
Information about UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Vernacular Architecture Forum
Vernacular architecture refers to ordinary buildings and landscapes. The VAF acknowledges that there have been and continue to be debates on defining "vernacular architecture".

Visit Corvallis (Arts & Culture)

Resources for Arts and Cultures around Corvallis

Government Agencies & Commissions

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation’s historic resources; advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy

Benton County Historic Resources Commission

Implements the state-mandated county-wide historic preservation program

City of Corvallis Historic Resources Commission

A quasi-judicial decision-maker for designated historic resources and implements the city's historic preservation plan

Corvallis Benton County Heritage Tree Program

Honors exceptional trees in Corvallis and Benton County

Heritage Documentation Programs
Administers Historic American Buildings Survey for the Federal Government, and Historic American Engineering Record, Historic American Landscapes Survey, and Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems

Historic Oregon Newspapers

Provides complete content for digitized historic Oregon newspapers

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
A research division of the National Park Service using technology to serve the future of America’s heritage through applied research and professional training

National Park Service Preservation Briefs

Publications help historic building owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to work; they recommend rehabilitation methods consistent with buildings historic character

National Register of Historic Places

The official list of the nation's preservation-worthy historic places

National Register of Historic Places – Oregon
Listing of buildings on the Register

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Leads the movement to save places where our history happened.

Oregon Digital

Provides approximately 20,000 images about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest with special emphasis on Oregon

Oregon Heritage Commission
Educates, promotes, and coordinates heritage initiatives of public and private organizations; holds bi-annual Heritage Conference; administers grant program

Oregon Historic Preservation Commissions
Listing of Certified Local Governments (CLGs) and local historic landmarks/resources commissions

Oregon Historic Sites Database
Searchable listing of historic places that have been inventoried by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) or listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Oregon State Archives
Oregon Historical County Record Guide, Historical Records Index and Provisional and Territorial Records Guide

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
Information on National Register of Historic Places nominations, Oregon Special Assessment program, and other heritage programs

Oregon State University Archives

Home to the university's collections of manuscripts, archives, photographs, and books


Preserve America

Encourages community efforts to preserve and enjoy the country's cultural and natural heritage

Recent Past Preservation Network
Assists with practical strategies to document, preserve, and re-use historic places of the recent past, particularly those of the last fifty years  – facebook only


Benton County Historical Museum

Leading cultural institution in the Willamette Valley with museums in Philomath and Corvallis.

Oregon Historical Society & Research Library
Preserving and interpreting Oregon’s past in thoughtful, illuminating, and provocative ways

Publications & Websites

Cultural Heritage Search Engine
International preservation and conservation database

Old House Journal
The online version of the classic old homeowner publication

A comprehensive national directory of preservation resources and historic real estate

Resources compiled by Cornell Universit

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