Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

November 25, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Resource Round-up: PHMC’s Resources for Native American History in Pennsylvania

Since 1990, November has been recognized across the United States as Native American Heritage Month. In Pennsylvania, the story of the Native American peoples who lived in what is now the commonwealth is largely told through archaeology and the sites … Continue reading

October 14, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Telling a Fuller Story about African American History in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Earlier this month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) announced a new pilot project with PHMC, PA DCNR, the states of Maryland and Virginia, and National Park Service Chesapeake Bay to identify, document, and map sites and landscapes in … Continue reading

August 28, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access

As part of PHMC’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA), PA SHPO identified ways in which underrepresented stories and places in Pennsylvania can be better identified, documented, and celebrated.

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August 19, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Support Preservation in Pennsylvania by being counted in the 2020 Census

No doubt about it – there is a lot going on this year. I don’t need to elaborate here about the many ways each and every one of us have had our lives turned around, upside down, or inside out … Continue reading

July 29, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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No More Penn Pilot for Historical Aerial Photos!

PA SHPO recently learned that the Penn Pilot website for historical aerial photographs will be taken offline in the near future. Two new online websites offer free access to these photographs, so update your bookmarks!

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July 6, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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FYI: PA SHPO’s Updated Project Review Form!

The PA SHPO has recently updated its project review form. Please updated any downloaded or bookmarked forms. You can find the new form on PHMC’s website here: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/About/Documents/SHPO%20Project%20Review%20Form_Digital%20Submission.pdf Updates include: The PA SHPO address was removed as we are longer … Continue reading

June 24, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PA SHPO’s Andrea MacDonald

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

June 22, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Easton Main Street Initiative’s Kim Kmetz

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

June 19, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Quakertown Alive!’s Naomi Naylor

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

June 15, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PA Historic Preservation Board’s Sue Hannegan

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading