Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

April 3, 2019
by Cory Kegerise
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5 Things to Know about the New and Improved Certified Local Government Program

The Certified Local Government (CLG) program is one of the unsung heroes of the historic preservation world.  Less well known than the National Register, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and Section 106, the CLG program’s utilitarian name has surely contributed to … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commision Logo

October 2, 2017
by Cory Kegerise
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Certified Local Government Reboot – Public Comments Welcome

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program has been part of the national preservation toolbox since the early 1980s.  Like other programs established by the National Historic Preservation Act, the CLG program is administered by each State Historic Preservation Office based … Continue reading

March 29, 2017
by Cory Kegerise
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Mill-Rae: A Monument of Women’s History Hidden in Plain Sight

High on a hill overlooking the Somerton neighborhood of Philadelphia stands Cranaleith Spiritual Center, a beautiful Shingle style house that overlooks ten acres of gardens, groves of trees, a pond, and a sensitively-designed modern retreat facility.  It’s a lovely place … Continue reading

October 12, 2016
by Cory Kegerise
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3 Things to Know About Local Preservation Programs in Pennsylvania – Part 2

A long, long time ago (okay it was only 2014, but still…) I wrote about local preservation in Pennsylvania and at the end of that article I promised a follow up with some additional insights.  Time passed and lots of … Continue reading

August 17, 2016
by Cory Kegerise
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Talking Local Preservation at FORUM 2016 in Mobile

Every two years, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions hosts a conference unlike any other – an event focused on providing training and education on issues relevant to historic preservation commissions, review boards, and local governments.  FORUM is a truly … Continue reading

March 2, 2016
by Cory Kegerise
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#FindYourPark: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

We have probably all visited places or done things in our childhood that we’ve long since forgotten, and certainly didn’t appreciate the significance of it until much later in life.  Thinking about the National Park Service’s Centennial and the #FindYourPark … 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

Sunnybrook Ballroom, Montgomery County

April 8, 2015
by Cory Kegerise
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Discovering Pennsylvania’s Jazz History

Turning the calendar page from March to April is a cause for celebration on many fronts – the end of winter, the blooming of spring flowers, and an official reason to celebrate jazz! Yes, April is National Jazz Appreciation Month … Continue reading

March 4, 2015
by Cory Kegerise
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Spotlight Series: Easton Cemetery

High on a hill overlooking the City of Easton is the serene, picturesque, and endlessly fascinating Easton Cemetery.  The cemetery occupies a point of land created by a bend in the Bushkill Creek that, at the time of the cemetery’s … Continue reading