The MDAH Historic Preservation staff empowers entire communities to tell their own stories through programming that makes it possible to preserve historic places. Here, we outline the resources we have to offer builders, developers, architects, archaeologists, researchers, consultants, and federally-recognized Tribes. MDAH Historic Preservation staff members are professionals with expertise in history, archaeology, architectural history, and technical preservation.
Historic Preservation Programs and Services
We provide technical assistance and grants for preservation projects and maintain an extensive database of the state’s archaeological sites and historic resources.
In addition, we manage federal project (Section 106) reviews, the Mississippi Landmark program, the federal and state Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs, the Certified Local Government program, the National Register of Historic Places nominations, the State Historical Marker program, and the Abandoned Cemeteries program.
Mississippi’s historic preservation program is financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and matched with state funding.
Preservation Planning and Development
MDAH offers a variety of preservation tools to help your community’s most treasured places. Learn how to become a Certified Local Government, apply for grants, and take advantage of state and federal rehabilitation tax credits.
MDAH invites public comment on most proposed projects or designations for 30 days following the publication of a notice.
Federal Compliance for Section 106 Reviews
It’s all in one place: a FAQ of the review process, guidance on your project, the proper forms, and a project tracking tool.
State Historic Preservation Office
Our Historic Preservation staff administers State Historic Preservation Office duties to protect and preserve the structures, archaeological sites, and cultural resources of our shared past.
Visit Our Search Room in the Capers Building
Historic Preservation files are housed in the Charlotte Capers Building in downtown Jackson at 100 State Street.
- Architectural history files are available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5p.m. No appointment is needed.
- Archaeological files are available by appointment only, Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
To make an appointment, call 601-576-6987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact MDAH Historic Preservation Staff:
MDAH Historic Preservation Division
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571