Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

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

The Never-ending ERIEsistable Journey

April 30, 2014 by Andrea L. MacDonald | 1 Comment

My motoring memoirs of the ERIEsistable journey I personally never wanted to end (my travel companion may have felt otherwise), returned us to where we pulled over two weeks ago… lunch!

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April 16, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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An ERIEsistable Journey

The odometer read 19 when we rolled out of the state garage.   We had an ambitious three-day schedule planned to northwestern Pennsylvania.  The Bureau’s new director, Serena Bellew, had never been to the ‘Erie triangle’ or the northwest corner of … Continue reading

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

October 23, 2013
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Honoring Pennsylvanians Committed to Historic Preservation

Each year countless Pennsylvanians work to preserve the Commonwealth’s legacy that is reflected in our traditions, historic built environment, and our cultural landscapes.  In 2008, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) partnered with Preservation Pennsylvania, Inc. to create two … Continue reading

May 29, 2013
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Jean Cutler: A 21st-Century Leader’s Definition of Retirement

The April 2013 edition of The Burg featured an article about a coalition of dedicated volunteers with a mission to preserve Harrisburg’s historic black churches.  The author attended a local training program led by Partners for Sacred Places where he … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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The Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project: Researcher’s Guide

The Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project involved a unique partnership among the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Pennsylvania State University with funding from the Federal Highway Administration and the federal Preserve America program. Continue reading