The Center has published several preservation guides over the years. Also, be sure to consult The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, With Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, & Reconstructing Historic Buildings, updated in 2017.
|Powerful Artifacts: A Guide to Surveying and Documenting Rural African American Churches in the South provides detailed denominational histories, assessment guidelines, and survey forms.|
|Preserving African American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources features historical context for a variety of resources commonly found in African American communities and offers practical advice for maintaining and interpreting these resources.|
|Restoration Guide for Historic Log Buildings on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail includes an introduction to log buildings on the Trail and a hands-on, illustrated section that provides solutions to common restoration problems.|
|Restoration Guide for Historic Masonry Buildings on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail introduces masonry buildings on the Trail and contains a hands-on, illustrated section that provides solutions to common restoration problems.|
|Design Review With Limited Resources: How Local Commissions Can Gain the Resources of Professional Preservationists Without Hiring Full-Time Staff explores the pros and cons of methods that commissions without professional preservation staff use to preserve historic resources. This guide was completed in partnership with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.|