Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council

The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council is the body that recommends places in Illinois to the National Register of Historic Places. It also advises the State Historic Preservation Office on matters pertaining to historic preservation. The Council meets three times a year and is comprised of 15 members. There are at a minimum, three historians, three architectural historians, or architects with a preservation background, and three archaeologists. The remaining six members have to have a preservation interest and are drawn from supporting fields, such as, but not limited to planning, law, local government, and historical geography. Lastly, a representative from both the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and Illinois State Museum serve on the Council in an advisory capacity as non-voting members.


Meg Kindelin, Architect - Elmhurst (2021-2023) - CHAIR

Kayeleigh Sharp, Archaeologist  - Carbondale  (2021-2023)

Jenny Barker-Devine, Historian - Jacksonville (2020-2022)

Erin Benson, Archaeologist - Urbana (2019-2021)

Lisa Napoles, Preservation Advocate - Berwyn (2021-2023)

Christopher Fye, Architect - Freeport (2020-2022)

Pam Hein, Architectural Historian - Rockford (2019-2021)

Curtis Mann, Historian - Mt. Auburn (2021-2023)

Taylor Long, Preservation Advocate - Normal (2019-2021)

Norman Moline, Historical Geographer - Rock Island (2019-2021)

Kelly M. Purvis, Preservation Advocate - Chicago (2020-2022)

Erica Ruggiero, Architectural Historian - Evanston (2019-2021) - Vicechair

Erich Schroeder - Illinois State Museum​ (non-voting)

Elizabeth Blasius, Architectural Historian - Chicago (2021-2023)

Michael E. Smith, Archaeologist - Champaign (2020-2022)

Christopher Stratton, Preservation Advocate - Waterloo (2019-2021)

CURRENTLY VACANT, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (non-voting)

  Presentation Rules.pdf        IHSAC HANDBOOK.pdf

Upcoming IHSAC Meetings

Until further notice, meetings will be held virtually
June 25, 2021  - WebEx Meeting link: posted 30-days before meeting
2021 IHSAC Meeting Schedule - February 26, June 25 (10:00am),  October 29 (10:00am)

Properties to be considered on February 26, 2021

Rockford - Witwer House.pdf

Shabbona - Shabbona Hotel.pdf

Aurora - Hobbs Building.pdf

Additional Meeting Materials

October 30, 2020_Draft Minutes.pdf

February 26, 2021 - IHSAC Agenda.pdf

Past IHSAC Meeting Minutes (approved)

February_25th_2015.pdf     June_19th_2015.pdf    October_30th_2015.pdf

February_26th_2016.pdf     June_24th_2016.pdf    October_28th_2016.pdf
February_24th_2017.pdf     June_30th_2017.pdf     October_27th_2017.pdf