Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

October 7, 2015
by Keith Heinrich
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Into The Wilderness Part 2: Getting Our Bearings On Thompson’s Island

In my last post about the Battle of Thompson’s Island, I gave a brief background on the conflict and discussed the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) grant our office received to find the battlefield.  Like the campaign … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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The Battle of Brandywine Revisited

By Jill Hall and Karen Marshall On September 11, 1777, British General William Howe and his professional army engaged General George Washington and his citizen soldiers along the banks of the Brandywine River about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Part … Continue reading

July 30, 2014
by Mark McConaughy
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Bushy Run Battlefield Historic Park: the 251st Anniversary

Bushy Run Battlefield is a state historic park located along Route 993 northwest of Greensburg and about one mile east of Harrison City in Westmoreland County.  The battlefield is associated with Pontiac’s Rebellion when Native American tribes rose up in … Continue reading

July 24, 2013
by Mark McConaughy
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Bushy Run Battlefield Historic Park: the 250th Anniversary

Bushy Run Battlefield is a state historic park located along Route 993 northwest of Greensburg and about one mile east of Harrison City in Westmoreland County.  People recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  Less well … Continue reading