Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

December 13, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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Erie’s culture, heritage shine in new preservation plan

By Liz Allen, Preservation Erie Erie County’s story spreads out across the land and spills out across the water. Our tales are told through architectural treasures and our narrative is shaped by our natural environment. We’ve unearthed our roots by … Continue reading

This photograph shows a two-story brick house in downtown York as the home of the Goodridge Center.

December 6, 2017
by Karen Arnold
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Spotlight: William C. Goodridge Freedom Center Keystone Grant

Leveraging local dollars to support important historic preservation initiatives is one of the key facets of the PHMC’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program.

This photograph shows four students clearing dirt from an archaeological site.

November 22, 2017
by Steven McDougal
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Centre County’s Hatch Site

This past summer I had the opportunity, along with other members of the PA SHPO, to visit an archaeological field school underway in State College. It’s not often I get away from my desk, so it was a nice chance … Continue reading

November 15, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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Hazard Mitigation in a Historic Context: Update on Historic At-Risk Properties Initiative

Historic resources inform citizens of their unique local heritage, cultural identity, and the origins of their community.  They are the corner stones of our built environment and they provide a “sense of place”. In the aftermath of a disaster, these … Continue reading

October 25, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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How Humanities-Based Community Development Can Foster a More Democratic Future

What role can the humanities play in community development– and how can they foster a more democratic future for small towns and cities across America?

October 18, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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Shipwrecks? In Pennsylvania? PASST tells us all about them

It had been blowing hard from the east and the red sky on the July morning of 2013 did not concern Presque Isle lifeguard Darren Reading as he headed out for a group swim off the shore of the beach.

October 11, 2017
by Karen Arnold
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The Keystone Grant and the Mystery of the Missing Piazza

Ever wonder just how much scholarship of construction chronology is behind your visit to a historic property in Pennsylvania?  Or how that research is funded?  Woodford is one of Fairmount Park’s most carefully documented and researched buildings because of its … Continue reading

September 20, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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Listening to the Public: Results of the Marketing Archaeology Survey

In the previous Marketing Archaeology blog post, we introduced you to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-eligible Armstrong Site and the associated current Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) road reconstruction and widening project .