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.


Ayla Martine Amadio, Archaeologist  - Carbondale  (2018-2020)

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

Erin Benson, Archaeologist - Urbana (2019-2021)

Jayne Bernhard, Preservation Advocate - Joliet (2018-2020) - CHAIR

Christopher Fye, Architect - Freeport (2020-2022)

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

Devin Hunter, Historian - Springfield (2018-2020)

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)

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

Adam Smith, Architectural Historian - Champaign (2018-2020)

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

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

CURRENTLY VACANT, Architectural Historian - (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

February 28, 2020 - June 26th CANCELLED - October 30, 2020

*Please check back for the web link to IHSAC's October 30th virtual meeting

Properties to be considered on October 30, 2020

 Jerseyville -- First Presbyterian Church.pdf

Robinson -- Dr. Allen House.pdf

Chicago -Pyle-National Company Plant.pdf

Chicago -- Charles Warrington Earle School.pdf

Villa Grove --Henson House.pdf

Lake Forest -- Fagen House.pdf

Rockford -- Rockford Women's Club September.pdf

Additional Meeting Materials

AGENDA_October 30, 2020.pdf

February Draft Meeting Minutes - coming soon

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