Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

Wood house

March 13, 2019
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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#PreservAtionHappensHere @ Eckley Miners’ Village

An intra-agency effort is underway to plan for the future of PHMC’s Eckley Miners’ Village. In October 2018, the PHMC was awarded a federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to support the completion of a strategic plan for Eckley. … Continue reading

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January 2, 2019
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Vision for Preservation in Pennsylvania

In May 2018, as my daughter Josie was putting elementary school behind her, Pennsylvania’s new statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionHappensHere, was released. The plan was developed with a series of guiding principles in mind, engaged thousands of Pennsylvanians, gathered and … Continue reading

November 2, 2016
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Positive Preservation @ PA’s Historic Preservation Awards

The 2016 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards offered me the opportunity to get a break from Harrisburg, away from everyday work, and to see the bigger picture. While traveling south to York for the ceremony blue skies and sunshine beamed through … Continue reading

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April 13, 2016
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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What is National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week?

I had to quickly learn the answer to that question for the first time this year… Advocacy Week is our annual opportunity to have a mass impact on opinion leaders and policy makers – together with a cohesive message in … Continue reading

September 16, 2015
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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CLG Soul Searching

The 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act  established the Certified Local Government (CLG) program to give local governments a formal voice in the national historic preservation conversation. Let’s call out the super-powers of metaphor to explain this relationship.  I often … 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

March 11, 2015
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Just Listed: Recent Additions to the National Register of Historic Places

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, 27 resources from all corners of the Commonwealth have been listed in the National Register … Continue reading

November 26, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Updated Forms and Guidance from the SHPO

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it. – Anonymous It’s that time of the year for excess chewing, and it’s also timely for the Bureau to take a … Continue reading