Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

June 10, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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2015: The Year of the Pennsylvania Barn

by Curt Musselman Ten years ago,  Historic Gettysburg Adams County (HGAC) received a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to help establish a barn preservation program within Adams County. One of our first steps was to begin … Continue reading

January 7, 2015
by Scott Doyle
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It’s January – Time for the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show!

UPDATE!  The PHMC booth showcasing the Historical Markers Program was selected as the Best Educational Display by the Farm Show judges! Thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the thousands of Farm Show attendees who visited the booth … Continue reading

October 15, 2014
by Karen Arnold
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Spotlight Series: Lancaster Central Market celebrates its 125th Anniversary

For some readers the onset of seasonal fall weather means bundling up for Friday night high school football games or starting the furnace, but I’m always reminded that another growing season is coming to a close.  However, It is not … Continue reading

June 18, 2014
by Pamela Reilly
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Reading Terminal Market: A Proud Philadelphia Tradition Continues

As preservationists from all over the country converge in Philadelphia  this summer for  Forum 2014 it is only appropriate to highlight the  fabulous and historic food venue that will host the conference reception on July 18th—the Reading Terminal Market.  The … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
by Karen Galle
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Preserving Pennsylvania’s Aquacultural Heritage: Ralph W. Abele

Every year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show the Bureau for Historic Preservation has a booth presenting our role in the preservation of the Commonwealth’s agricultural history.  We have launched the third annual Marker Scavenger Hunt at the Farm Show.

November 13, 2013
by April Frantz
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Farm to City Week, November 22-28, 2013

Farm-City Week was a national initiative begun in the 1950s to recognize the interdependence between rural and urban people, emphasizing the linked economies of agriculture and the industries that produced the machinery and products used by farmers to grow food … Continue reading

August 21, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project Wins National Award

By. Dr. Sally McMurry The term “gray literature” well conveys the level of visibility for much work done at agencies like the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office.  Historic Structures Reports, National Register nominations, exhibits, and drawings may have limited long-term public … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Preserving the Oley Valley Rural Historic District in Pennsylvania

by Brenda Barrett Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in the Living Landscape Observer and appears here with the permission of the author and founder of that publication, Brenda Barrett.  We appreciate Brenda’s contributions and reporting on this subject. … 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