Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

June 3, 2020
by Guest Contributor
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We will bounce back in Emmaus

When the PA SHPO asked me to write a blog entry about what place I am most looking forward to reconnecting with after we settle into the Lehigh Valley’s “new normal,” I thought about the recent conversation I had with … Continue reading

March 25, 2020
by Karen Galle
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March Marker Mania 2020

Soon there will be some new markers out there for you to brake for! Earlier this month, PHMC approved twenty-four new historical markers for an amazing range of subjects that highlight even more interesting Pennsylvania facts and figures.

March 11, 2020
by Pamela Reilly
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100 Years After Prohibition, the Legacy of Pennsylvania’s Historic Breweries Survives

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the implementation of Prohibition, it is good to reflect on the fact that many buildings related to Pennsylvania’s historic brewing industry remain. 

January 15, 2020
by Cory Kegerise
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Making #PreservationHappensHere with CLG Grants

The PA SHPO has awarded six communities grants to improve their municipality’s historic preservation program through the Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant Program.  These grant funds will allow each of the communities to undertake projects that will advance preservation goals … Continue reading

Blue metal sign with yellow writing over yellow background

August 19, 2019
by PHMC
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400 Years of African American History

It’s been 400 years since the documented arrival of African people in America. In August 1619 the first enslaved Africans were brought to the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia. To recognize the contributions and commemorate the resilience of African … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
by Karen Galle
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New Historical Markers Approved

Great news for fans of Pennsylvania’s beloved blue and gold markers – there are going to be more of them soon!  At the March 9th meeting, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 23 new historical markers.  Many of … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by Karen Galle
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New Markers approved for 2014

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 21 new historical markers.  Approval Criteria require that marker subjects must have statewide and/or national rather than local or regional historical significance.  After the jump is a quick look at this year’s … Continue reading

November 13, 2013
by April Frantz
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Farm to City Week, November 22-28, 2013

Farm-City Week was a national initiative begun in the 1950s to recognize the interdependence between rural and urban people, emphasizing the linked economies of agriculture and the industries that produced the machinery and products used by farmers to grow food … Continue reading