Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

Author: mmcnish

Megan McNish is the Eastern Region Community Preservation Coordinator for the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. Megan is graduate of Gettysburg College, where she received a bachelors degree in history, and West Virginia University, where she received a masters degree in Public History.

Retelling the Stories of Existing Resources: Adding New Areas of Significance to National Register Properties

Researching the history of a building can feel like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle from a thrift store without the box. You might get most of the pieces to fit together so that you can tell the story of that place, but some are still missing, leaving gaps in the narrative.

If you’re anything like me, you might find those gaps frustrating, but they’re also opportunities to learn things you never could have imagined about a place.

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