The odometer read 19 when we rolled out of the state garage.   We had an ambitious three-day schedule planned to northwestern Pennsylvania.  The Bureau’s new director, Serena Bellew, had never been to the ‘Erie triangle’ or the northwest corner of the Commonwealth and she was in for a treat… or two, or three – because great local eateries were also on the itinerary.  Our mantra for the trip was “positive preservation.”  At each stop we planned to meet with some of our partners who have been thoughtfully and purposefully working toward accomplishing various preservation goals.

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