Historic Site Designation

Receiving this designation from our Annual Conference is the first step to getting Heritage Landmark Designation at our denomination level.

General Commission on Archives and History


Process for Historic Site Designation

A church, a group, or an individual may initiate the process, but the Annual Conference Commission on Archives and History must become involved at an early stage. Only the commission can make the formal recommendation to the Annual, Central, or Jurisdictional Conference.

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Process for Heritage Landmark

A Heritage Landmark is a structure or location specifically related to significant events, developments, or personalities in the overall history of The UMC or its antecedents. Landmarks must have distinctive historic interest and value for the denomination, as contrasted with local or regional historic significance.

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