Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

The Dream Garden mosaic by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Photo by Bruce Andersen used under the Creative Commons license.

April 1, 2015
by Karen Galle
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New Historical Markers Approved for 2015

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) approved 22 new historical markers at its March 4, 2015 meeting.  There are currently more than 2,000 PHMC markers throughout Pennsylvania and the program is one of the most popular and visible aspects … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by Karen Galle
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New Markers approved for 2014

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 21 new historical markers.  Approval Criteria require that marker subjects must have statewide and/or national rather than local or regional historical significance.  After the jump is a quick look at this year’s … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
by Karen Galle
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Preserving Pennsylvania’s Aquacultural Heritage: Ralph W. Abele

Every year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show the Bureau for Historic Preservation has a booth presenting our role in the preservation of the Commonwealth’s agricultural history.  We have launched the third annual Marker Scavenger Hunt at the Farm Show.

May 8, 2013
by Karen Galle
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Spotlight Series: The Ashland Mother’s Memorial

The Spotlight Series is an occassional series that highlights interesting people, places, programs, and partner organizations working on historic preservation issues. Erected in 1938, the Mother’s Memorial is situated prominently in the town of Ashland, PA, in the anthracite coal region … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Karen Galle
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Scavengers, Markers, and Ice Cream at the PA Farm Show

To celebrate PHMC’s 2012 annual theme “The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table,” Historical Marker Program staff developed a scavenger hunt featuring markers related to Pennsylvania’s rural and agricultural history for the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.