Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

July 24, 2013
by Mark McConaughy
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Bushy Run Battlefield Historic Park: the 250th Anniversary

Bushy Run Battlefield is a state historic park located along Route 993 northwest of Greensburg and about one mile east of Harrison City in Westmoreland County.  People recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  Less well … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Preserving the Oley Valley Rural Historic District in Pennsylvania

by Brenda Barrett Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in the Living Landscape Observer and appears here with the permission of the author and founder of that publication, Brenda Barrett.  We appreciate Brenda’s contributions and reporting on this subject. … Continue reading

July 3, 2013
by Steven McDougal
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Archaeological Survey and Marcellus Shale

In the past five years since Marcellus shale drilling has started, the pace of archaeological survey in the northern tier and the western counties has increased sharply.