Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

July 30, 2014
by Mark McConaughy
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Bushy Run Battlefield Historic Park: the 251st 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.  The battlefield is associated with Pontiac’s Rebellion when Native American tribes rose up in … Continue reading

July 23, 2014
by Scott Doyle
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Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit: Year One Recap

As the calendar flips to another Fiscal Year, I want to take a few minutes to review the first year of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit and present the first 15 projects to receive historic tax credits in Pennsylvania.

July 16, 2014
by Guest Contributor
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For PHMC, Preservation Begins at Home

Not everyone appreciates the beauty, simplicity and architectural honesty of mid-century modern architecture.  As in every age and style there are good examples, bad examples, and occasionally, a truly exemplary work of architecture.  Fortunately for PHMC, The State Museum and … Continue reading

July 9, 2014
by Cheryl Nagle
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The Past, Present and Future of the Transportation Enhancement Programs, MAP-21 and Transportation Alternatives Program.

On July 17, 2014, at the Forum 2014 Statewide Conference on Heritage Byways to the Past in Philadelphia, the Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) will be part of the panel for the session “The Past, Present and Future of the … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
by Tom Held
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Special Announcement: Premiere of Pennsylvania’s Historic Bridges

We invite you to attend the premiere of Pennsylvania’s Historic Bridges: Connecting Our Past and Future at this year’s PA Statewide Conference on Heritage. If you are attending the conference and would like to attend this event make sure that … Continue reading

July 2, 2014
by Serena Bellew
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Philadelphia Meeting of Two National Preservation Organizations

July 2014 is a busy month for historic preservationists.  Over eight hundred people will converge on the city of Philadelphia for the 2014 FORUM Preservation Conference and other related meetings and events between July 16 and 20.