Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

June 14, 2017
by Karen Galle
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2017’s Newly Approved Markers

I am happy to announce that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 18 new historical markers! As you’ll see from the list below, over half of the approved subjects are for markers in Philadelphia County. The Marker Program … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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Join us in Carlisle for 2017 Statewide Conference on Heritage!

You spoke and we listened! After all the rave reviews about last year’s downtown-centered location for the Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage, this year we’re poised to take over historic Carlisle from Wednesday, June 14 to Friday June 16.

January 20, 2016
by Guest Contributor
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Heart + Soul + Humanities: Stronger Civic Engagement in PA!

by Mimi Ijima, Pennsylvania Humanities Council In 2015, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council launched a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to help Pennsylvania communities engage in meaningful civic and engagement and community planning using the Foundation’s successful Community Heart & … Continue reading

October 21, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Clouds by Day and Fire by Night: Industrial Archaeology at the Harrisburg Nail Works

by Jonathan Libbon, RPA Perhaps no other theme in Pennsylvania’s history is more important than industry. With October being National Archaeology Month, it’s a great opportunity to highlight industrial archaeology in Pennsylvania. The archaeology of industrial sites focuses on the … Continue reading

July 29, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Shippensburg’s Corn Festival: Thirty-Five Years of Corn, Fun, and Historic Preservation

By Steven Burg On the last Saturday in August for the last three and a half decades, tens of thousands of visitors have descended on downtown Shippensburg to enjoy the crafts, music, entertainment, and food of the Shippensburg Corn Festival. … Continue reading

Shippensburg University’s restored Old Main Fountain will receive a Construction Project Award for Public & Institutional Properties at the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards luncheon in Pottstown on Friday, September 27.

August 14, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Help Celebrate Success at the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Photo: Shippensburg University’s restored Old Main Fountain will receive a Construction Project Award for Public & Institutional Properties at the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards luncheon in Pottstown on Friday, September 27. by Erin Hammerstedt, Preservation Pennsylvania Earlier this summer Preservation … Continue reading

March 20, 2013
by David Maher
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Spotlight Series: National Register – The Irving Female College

The Spotlight Series is an occassional series that highlights interesting people, places, programs, and partner organizations working on historic preservation issues. During the Civil War, countless Northern soldiers passed through the small town of Mechanicsburg on the Cumberland Valley Railroad.  Often, … Continue reading