Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

December 31, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO’s Community Initiative Award

The Community Initiative Award from the State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) recognizes organizations, municipalities, agencies, individuals, and others whose work embodies the theme of Pennsylvania’s recently released statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionHappensHere.

December 26, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA Historic Preservation Blog 2018 Year in Review

This week I’m counting down to the 10 most popular blog post written in 2018!  Its been awhile since we’ve done this kind of “year in review” for you loyal readers, so I thought it might be fun and give you … Continue reading

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December 5, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Calling all Preservationists! We know you have great things to share!

Preservation PA and the Statewide Conference Planning Team are seeking proposals for insightful and educational conference sessions, of interest to an audience composed of professionals and volunteers in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, cultural resource management, planning, real estate … Continue reading

November 28, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Not your Grandmother’s Gingerbread House

Tired of the same old gingerbread house each Christmas? Just four (mostly straight) walls and a gable roof? Challenge yourself this year to break out of that mold and make one of Pennsylvania’s landmarks instead! The inspiration… I was scrolling through … Continue reading

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November 21, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things to Know from the PA SHPO

This week’s post brings you “5 Things” to know for November and December 2018.  Take a breather from your Thanksgiving holidays and read about new staff, important deadlines, and a fun way to show what you’re thankful for.

July 11, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#PreservAtionhappenshere!

How does the old saying go? Do you see the glass half empty or is the glass half full?  At times we are all prone to thinking that the glass is half empty – particularly because it often feels like we are … Continue reading

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July 3, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Special Announcement! Online Data Entry & Project Review Forms

July 2nd is the day we start doing things a little bit differently here at the PA SHPO: online data entry and required project review forms! Here is what we first announced in our April 4, 2018 blog: Electronic, aka online, data … Continue reading

June 20, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Just Listed! PA’s National Register Listings

Your State Historic Preservation Office has been hard at work since our last Just Listed column appeared on this blog. Since that post , the National Park Service has approved over 30 Pennsylvania listings (!) for inclusion in the National Register … Continue reading

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June 13, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Hazard Planning in a Historic Context: Part 2 – Taking Action

Last month we talked about how researching a place’s history and physical context factors into hazard planning, and what kinds of building elements are most at risk.  This week’s post focuses on taking action and what can be done to protect … Continue reading

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June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Special Announcement! Job Opportunity @ PA SHPO

Are you interested in joining a pro-active and dedicated team of preservationists, historians, and archaeologists? The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist to work between disciplines and advance SHPO priorities across program areas. … Continue reading