Minority & Women's History


The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) sponsors studies of minority and women's history to provide valuable cultural resources and support nominations to the National and State Registers of Historic Places. These studies help identify and document historic buildings, sites and districts important to the heritage of women and minority communities — including African-Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino and Native Americans.


Topics warranting further study come from a variety of sources. Survey topics and nominations may be suggested by the public. The SHPO office may also recommend new study topics for the Statewide Historic Resource Inventory or the National Register of Historic Places. The SHPO staff also collaborates with constituent groups to identify topics and historic sites important to women's and minority history.

The SHPO team oversees the research process, reviews the final study reports and maintains the research gathered as part of these studies. Scholars, authors and members of the public are welcome to review these reports and research files.


Marena Wisniewski at (860) 500-2357 or marena.wisniewski@ct.gov.