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Apr 18, 2016 12:41 PM

Report lays out goals to preserve New Hampshire's past

CONCORD (AP) — An office devoted to preserving New Hampshire's past is looking to the future.

The New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources recently completed a five-year preservation plan that explores current efforts to protect and promote the state's historic properties and special places and sets six goals for the future.

Those goals include increasing public awareness of historic places through strategies such as publishing a statewide analysis of how historic preservation affects the economy. The report says another goal — making existing information more accessible — could be accomplished by creating a map-based computerized research system, or through lower-tech efforts such as having members of preservation commissions show up at farmer's markets.

The report also recommends increasing training opportunities by creating hands-on classes on preservation techniques at high schools and community colleges.

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