This will be an exciting opportunity to conduct research about the history of survey in Pennsylvania, conduct site documentation projects, and work with SHPO archaeologists to record Pennsylvania’s archaeological heritage.
The PA SHPO is expanding the activities of the Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey (PASS), which serves as Pennsylvania’s official inventory of recorded archaeological sites. Program activities include:
expanding the site inventory through proactive survey;
raising awareness about site recording and archaeology among various groups and agencies; and
working with new and existing partners to document Pennsylvania’s archaeological heritage.
The purpose of this internship is to support ongoing activities conducted by the PASS program and to explore options for the future growth of the program. Work will include:
research and writing with an opportunity to co-author an article for publication;
adding archaeological site data to CRGIS; and
participating in archaeological site visits and outreach opportunities.
The PA SHPO has awarded six communities grants to improve
their municipality’s historic preservation program through the Certified Local
Government (CLG) Grant Program. These
grant funds will allow each of the communities to undertake projects that will advance
preservation goals and achieve preservation outcomes in ways that are important
to the community. A total of $120,324
will be distributed to municipalities in Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh,
and Montgomery Counties for diverse and important preservation projects.
The 1908 Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street is undoubtedly a preservation success story. The Met, as its affectionately called, was recently rehabilitated and reopened with thanks, in part, to the federal historic tax credit program.