Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

September 4, 2014
by Tom Held
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Community Preservation Workshop in Altoona September 18th

Altoona Cultural Resources Essentials Focus: Community Preservation Workshop   Where: Altoona Heritage Discovery Center 1421-1427 12th Avenue Altoona, PA 16601 When: Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9AM–4PM Partners: Allegheny Ridge Corporation Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission’s Bureau of Historic Preservation Preservation PA … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
by Tom Held
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Special Announcement: Premiere of Pennsylvania’s Historic Bridges

We invite you to attend the premiere of Pennsylvania’s Historic Bridges: Connecting Our Past and Future at this year’s PA Statewide Conference on Heritage. If you are attending the conference and would like to attend this event make sure that … Continue reading

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June 5, 2014
by Tom Held
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Community Preservation Workshop in Erie – June 20

Event will feature experts from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Preservation Pennsylvania Preservation Erie and the Erie County Historical Society are collaborating to present an Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Mission Main Street workshop. The event will take place June 20, 2014, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
by Tom Held
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Offbeat Outings: Vandergrift

Offbeat Outings is a bi-monthly series that highlights the travels of BHP staff as they experience history first-hand throughout Pennsylvania. When some people plan to go on an historic vacation they think of places to visit like the Egyptian pyramids … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Tom Held
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The Agricultural History Project: Agricultural Regions Map

Did you know that the Lehigh Valley was once a major producer of potatoes? Or that Tioga County had a robust tobacco-growing industry? Or that Southwestern Pennsylvania was known for its sheep farms? The list of agricultural products grown and … Continue reading