Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

February 26, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Getting to Know the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board

If you haven’t participated in a Pennsylvania National Register nomination you may not have experienced a Historic Preservation Board meeting.  But that shouldn’t stop you!  The meetings are open to the public and we welcome all preservation aficionados to attend … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
by Tom Held

Offbeat Outings: Vandergrift

Offbeat Outings is a bi-monthly series that highlights the travels of BHP staff as they experience history first-hand throughout Pennsylvania. When some people plan to go on an historic vacation they think of places to visit like the Egyptian pyramids … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Following in Sandy’s Path: $1.5 Million Awarded to PA for Recovery and Planning

In the bill authorizing funds for recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Congress allocated $50 million to the National Park Service (NPS) specifically for projects related to historic properties in the affected states.  The majority of these funds were directed to New … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014
by Multiple Authors

Improving Archaeological Reports and Review: Part 2

Archaeology is a destructive science. Generally there are no exciting explosions, or catastrophic collapses when undertaking an excavation, but all the same, once a site or portion of a site is excavated it is gone for good. Every good archaeologist … Continue reading