Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Job Opportunity at PHMC

There is an immediate opening with the PA Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) for a Historic Preservation Specialist.


This is a limited-term position (lasting less than 1 year) in the Division of Preservation Services. The office location is at Graeme Park in Horsham, Pennsylvania. The division is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and preservation of historic properties through a variety of state and federal programs. The position requires an understanding and critical analysis of cultural resources, methods of historical research, historic resource survey standards, and National Register guidelines, as well as public engagement and education. The position further requires working with a variety of partners including state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and the interested public in order to carry out the responsibilities outlined below.

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Welcome Serena Bellew, New Director of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

On December 2, 2013 Serena Bellew joined the PHMC staff as director of the agency’s Bureau for Historic Preservation and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.  The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office coordinates state and federal historic preservation programs including the National Register of Historic Places, state and federal tax credits, and environmental review of state and federal projects for their impact on historic resources.  Other duties and responsibilities include planning, developing and implementing the state’s Historic Preservation Plan and administering PHMC’s grant programs and the popular state historical marker program.
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