Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

July 29, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Shippensburg’s Corn Festival: Thirty-Five Years of Corn, Fun, and Historic Preservation

By Steven Burg On the last Saturday in August for the last three and a half decades, tens of thousands of visitors have descended on downtown Shippensburg to enjoy the crafts, music, entertainment, and food of the Shippensburg Corn Festival. … Continue reading

July 22, 2015
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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In Case You Missed It… the 2015 Statewide Conference on Heritage

We all know that summer is a great time to kick back and relax, and it’s even better when you can do so while hanging out at the State Museum of Pennsylvania with your friends and learning some interesting stuff … Continue reading

July 15, 2015
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Just Listed: Historic Breweries of Pennsylvania Edition

Just Listed is a semi-annual feature of Pennsylvania’s cultural resources that were recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Since our last Just Listed post, four properties from across the Commonwealth have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  You … Continue reading

July 8, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Hands On: The PHMC Preservation Trades Apprenticeship Program

by Joe Lauver (Above:  Apprentices learning the basics of mortar removal and pointing from James Houston, the Preservation Field Services Supervisor at the apprentice training workshop at Daniel Boone Homestead (PHMC staff) Just as rust (and rot) never sleeps, historic … Continue reading

July 1, 2015
by Cory Kegerise
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Do you know what HPF Stands For?

Q:           What do the National Register of Historic Places, Section 106 consultation, Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Certified Local Government grants, Tribal preservation activities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities have in common? A:           All of these programs (and more) … Continue reading