|OLG and DCRT
2014-15 through 2018-19
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
|Eligibility and Benefits||Process and Forms||Nomination Packet|
|Historic Contexts||Review Committee||Database|
Historic contexts are those patterns, themes, or trends in history by which a specific occurrence, property, or site is understood and its meaning (or significance) within history is made clear. Contexts provide the background necessary to understand why a resource may be significant. A historic context document identifies and explains in detail those patterns, themes, or trends that apply within the resource's state.
The contexts developed for Louisiana thus far help the National Register staff evaluate eligibility by describing the types of properties associated with each context, the physical characteristics of those properties and which of these is required for eligibility, and the locations where these properties are likely to be found. Lastly, a historic context is used as part of a required component of a National Register nomination narrative. The context summarizes the trend or theme to which the resource relates, explains how the resource reflects or illustrates that theme, and compares the nominated resource to other resources associated with the theme.
|For more information contact|
Historic Preservation's National Register Coordinator,
Jessica G. Richardson.
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 44247|
Baton Rouge LA 70804