Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

January 11, 2023
by allidavis
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A Little Something for Everyone: Pennsylvania’s Newest Markers

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently approved 37 new historical markers, making this one of the largest number of new markers in the program’s history. Approval Criteria require that marker subjects have statewide and/or national and a substantial … Continue reading

December 21, 2022
by Guest Contributor
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More Cool PA Places Found in Year 2 of Baseline Survey

The Pennsylvania Baseline Survey Team is excited to share another year of findings! Between January 2022 to October 2022, our five Year 2 Baseline Survey teams surveyed in 18 counties and recorded 6,663 new resources in 396 municipalities. Quite an … Continue reading

February 12, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Resource Round-up: PHMC’s Resources for Studying Pennsylvania’s African American History

In honor of national African American history month, I thought I would give our readers a glimpse into a few of the resources PHMC has to help study African American historic places in Pennsylvania.

October 8, 2014
by Guest Contributor
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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards: The Case of the Missing Pachyderms and the Marvel of a Brand-New Old Ceiling

Each year, Preservation Pennsylvania presents the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards as a way to honor individuals and organizations that exhibit excellence in the field of historic preservation. The 2014 award recipients exemplify some of the core values of historic preservation, … Continue reading

April 16, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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An ERIEsistable Journey

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 … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Resolving to Endorse: Getting Municipalities On-Board With Historic Preservation

The Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) unveiled Pennsylvania’s Statewide Historic Preservation Plan last year.  In an effort to assist County Planning Directors and Certified Local Governments to become familiar with the Plan, BHP recently sent a request for our local … Continue reading