The VA Historic Preservation Office keeps information about VA's programs to comply with Federal preservation requirements, and also interesting information about VA history.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, VA is proud to highlight several recent projects that have protected and adapted historic properties to serve Veterans. From a 1950s office building in Louisiana to an ancient hallowed hilltop in Hawaii, from an 1880s mess hall in Kansas to a 1916 juvenile court in California, heritage sites have been saved and enhanced. Read the Message from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs pertaining to the 50th Anniversary.
Message from Stella Fiotes on the sad loss of our colleague Kathleen Schamel
In Memoriam, Tribute to Kathleen Schamel
Federal Preservation Officer
Historic Preservation Office (003C2)
Office of Construction & Facilities Management
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
- Archaeology Requirements
- Cultural Resource Management, Directive 7545
- Cultural Resource Management Procedures, Handbook 7545
- Cultural Resource Management Checklist (Section 106)
- Consultation Overview (NHPA Section 106)
Researchers of History and Geneology please note: This office deals with building preservation issues, not historical or genealogical research. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not maintain veterans military service or patient residency records. For Burial Records in VA National Cemeteries only, go to VA Nationwide Gravesite Locator.
The main repository for Veterans-related records is the National Archives and Records Administration*. For basic Genealogical information, visit the Genealogists/Family Historians* site. For Military Service or Veterans Pension Records, visit the Military Record Requests* or Veterans and their Families* sites. Also, visit National Archives Locations*. For other information regarding records, see Obtaining Military Records. We hope this provides you with successful research options.