Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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June 20, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Just Listed! PA’s National Register Listings

Your State Historic Preservation Office has been hard at work since our last Just Listed column appeared on this blog. Since that post , the National Park Service has approved over 30 Pennsylvania listings (!) for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Continue Reading →

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June 13, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Hazard Planning in a Historic Context: Part 2 – Taking Action

Last month we talked about how researching a place’s history and physical context factors into hazard planning, and what kinds of building elements are most at risk.  This week’s post focuses on taking action and what can be done to protect historic places and their features. Continue Reading →

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June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Special Announcement! Job Opportunity @ PA SHPO

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Are you interested in joining a pro-active and dedicated team of preservationists, historians, and archaeologists?

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist to work between disciplines and advance SHPO priorities across program areas. This position is ideal for a flexible preservation professional with a knowledge of Pennsylvania’s history and federal and state regulations regarding historic resources.  Responsibilities will include environmental review under Section 106 and the History Code, National Register nomination review, determinations of eligibility for the National Register, public meetings, and assisting with implementing the SHPO’s education and training program.

For more information, please visit the PA job opportunities website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau?keywords=historic.

Application deadline is June 22, 2018.

 

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June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO ITQ contract – NOW OPEN for pre-qualification

The PA SHPO is happy to announce the opening of a new Preservation Services ITQ contract for future consulting opportunities with the PA SHPO.  We are inviting consultants to pre-qualify and be notified of upcoming bids for the exciting work we do. 

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The purpose of the SHPO Preservation Services ITQ is to qualify responsible and responsive Contractors to provide the State Historic Preservation Office with a full range of historic preservation services on an as-needed basis (including, but not limited to historic preservation, archaeology, planning, GIS, and other technical services), for various municipalities and countries across the Commonwealth. In addition, Local Public Procurement Units, as defined by the Commonwealth Procurement Code, may use this contract in accordance with the COSTARS Provision contained in this document.

General Supplier Information:

State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Preservation Services – PHMC only

Contact: Lisa Burchfield, liburchfie@pa.gov or 717.705.0557

If you have technical issues, please contact the Supplier Service Center.

 

June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Preservation Month recap

At the beginning of May, I promised we’d provide a recap of the #31for31 social media campaign to celebrate Preservation Month across Pennsylvania.  If you missed a post on our Facebook page or in our Twitter feed, no worries! You can see it, and the rest of the month’s content, right here.  Don’t miss the big announcement covered in the May 31st post! Continue Reading →

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May 31, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Add this to your summer reading list! #preservationhappenshere – PA’s Statewide Preservation Plan – is ready for you

Picture yourself – lounging poolside, lakeside, or on the beach – with your tablet or smart phone (or even good old-fashioned paper) enjoying the hottest summer publication that hasn’t yet made the New York Times bestseller list: #preservationhappenshere, Pennsylvania’s next statewide historic preservation plan. Continue Reading →

Small one-story stone building

May 23, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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Hazard Mitigation in a Historic Context: Wrapping up the Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative

Hazard Mitigation in a Historic Context – Wrapping up the Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative

Three years ago, the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) announced that we were embarking on a new initiative to, for the first time in this office’s history, address the risks posed to historic properties by natural hazards, storms, and disasters. Continue Reading →

May 16, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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Seeking Projects with a Special Something for the 2018 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Now is the time for all good preservationists to put on their thinking caps! Do you know of a great project, person or organization that deserves recognition with a Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award, the state’s highest preservation honor? Continue Reading →

W.A. Young & Sons Machine Shop

May 9, 2018
by Karen Arnold
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Preserving living history at the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop

It’s important to recognize the value of The Keystone Fund and the preservation work it supports all year round, especially during preservation month!  Without this program and its financial support, many, many important historic places in Pennsylvania would suffer.  Read on for this month Keystone Fund success story, the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop. Continue Reading →

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May 1, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things to know about Preservation Month in PA

Preservationists across America are celebrating today as National Historic Preservation Month kicks off. Continue Reading →