- Jihadists destroy proposed world heritage site in Mali Updated: May-04-15 2:01 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Jihadists have destroyed a mausoleum in central Mali that had been submitted as a U.N. World Heritage site, leaving behind a warning that they will come after all those who don't follow their strict version of Islam, a witness said Monday.
- National Register of Historic Places adds 18 NC properties Updated: May-04-15 4:05 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Eighteen North Carolina properties ranging from an entire historic district to single homes, churches and businesses are now part of the National Register of Historic Places.
- Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure Updated: May-03-15 12:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills.
- Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years Updated: Apr-30-15 3:06 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild.
- AP Interview: UNESCO chief says Nepal sites 'huge disaster' Updated: Apr-27-15 6:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the United Nations cultural agency says a preliminary assessment of the famed World Heritage site around Nepal's capital is a "huge disaster" after this weekend's earthquake.
- Utah Navajo lead push for new conservation area Updated: Apr-26-15 1:59 pm
BLUFF, Utah - Utah Navajos are leading a campaign to create a new conservation area in the southeastern corner of the state to stake a claim to what they consider their homeland.
- Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift Updated: Apr-21-15 10:31 am
JERUSALEM - It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.
- Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions Updated: Apr-17-15 9:11 pm
HONOLULU - A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.
- Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted Updated: Apr-17-15 9:29 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.
- New Mexico college recognized as historic district Updated: Apr-17-15 5:08 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Santa Fe campus of St. John's College has been designated as historic.
- Smithsonian hosts symposium on cultural heritage during war Updated: Apr-17-15 2:19 am
WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution is hosting a symposium with the University of Chicago about how cultural heritage has become a target during global conflicts and an aid for reconciliation.
- Exhibition highlights 50-year-old NYC Landmarks Law Updated: Apr-16-15 2:07 am
NEW YORK - To mark the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law, a new exhibition looks at the architectural losses that led up to the law and how it has helped shape neighborhoods today that blend both the old and new.
- Iowa academics worried about Historical Society's future Updated: Apr-15-15 10:41 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - History department leaders from 11 Iowa colleges and universities are raising concerns about cuts to the State Historical Society of Iowa.
- NEA chair highlights arts in eastern Kentucky Updated: Apr-14-15 9:47 pm
HINDMAN, Kentucky - Jane Chu, the nation's leading art official, strummed a dulcimer Tuesday morning at the Appalachian Artisan Center, then sang along to an old country tune.
- Mexico groups ask UN to list Monarch reserve as in danger Updated: Apr-14-15 5:13 pm
MEXICO CITY - Activists from Mexico, the United States and Canada are asking the U.N. World Heritage Committee to include the Monarch butterfly wintering reserve on a list of sites considered in danger.
- Vermont documents '70s shift from conservative to hippie Updated: Apr-13-15 11:50 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie invasion.
- Torrington preservation trust sets redevelopment symposium Updated: Apr-11-15 9:58 am
TORRINGTON, Connecticut - Nearly a year after the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust opposed state plans to raze the former Hendey Machine Co. on Summer Street and erect a bus facility the group is taking a proactive approach to teaching about the potential for redevelopment of former factories.
- Deadwood voters might get say on historic property moves Updated: Apr-10-15 12:41 pm
DEADWOOD, South Dakota - Deadwood residents vote Tuesday on whether to require a public vote before certain historic properties can be moved or demolished in the historic gambling town.
- Groups partner to offer gravestone conservation workshops Updated: Apr-09-15 3:22 am
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism division and Preservation Oklahoma are partnering next month to teach people how to restore historical etchings in gravestones.
- Archaeological finds earn award for historic preservation Updated: Apr-08-15 6:46 am
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Transportation is honoring archaeological discoveries associated with a road construction project in Ottawa County with a Governor's Award for Historic Preservation.
- Clackamas cabin could predate Lewis and Clark expedition Updated: Apr-06-15 4:47 pm
MOLALLA, Oregon - Protected inside a workshop hidden among Clackamas County farmland is a mysterious log dwelling that may prompt a rewrite of Oregon's long-held history.
- Arnaudville to become French immersion hub Updated: Apr-06-15 10:11 am
ARNAUDVILLE, Louisiana - Cultural preservation experts have kicked off plans to transform Arnaudville, a small, historical Acadiana town, into a French immersion hub.
- Old Texas dance halls decaying, but some won't let them fade Updated: Apr-05-15 1:01 pm
KENDALIA, Texas - Some 40 miles north of San Antonio, along a lonely two-lane road, stands a bedraggled, tin-sided building that hints at Texas' past.