Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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March 19, 2014
by Douglas McLearen
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Archaeological Sites and the National Register

The U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, describes the National Register of Historic Places as “the official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.  National Register properties … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by Karen Galle
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New Markers approved for 2014

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 21 new historical markers.  Approval Criteria require that marker subjects must have statewide and/or national rather than local or regional historical significance.  After the jump is a quick look at this year’s … Continue reading