Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

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?

November 30, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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November’s SHPO Shout Out!

Tis the season to be thankful – after all, Thanksgiving was just last week and more holidays are just around the corner – and I for one have been rattling off a list of all the great places in Pennsylvania that I am … Continue reading

August 10, 2016
by Scott Doyle
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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit Year 3 Recap

Due to Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget challenges, the status of Year 3 of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program was up in the air through March 2016.  With the enactment of a budget, there was a brief application window with … Continue reading

July 15, 2015
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Just Listed: Historic Breweries of Pennsylvania Edition

Just Listed is a semi-annual feature of Pennsylvania’s cultural resources that were recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Since our last Just Listed post, four properties from across the Commonwealth have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  You … Continue reading

June 24, 2015
by Scott Doyle
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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program: Year 2 Recap

Since the opening date of the application period on December 1, 2014, I have received many calls and inquiries about the status of Year 2 of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. By the closure of the application period on … Continue reading

March 4, 2015
by Cory Kegerise
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Spotlight Series: Easton Cemetery

High on a hill overlooking the City of Easton is the serene, picturesque, and endlessly fascinating Easton Cemetery.  The cemetery occupies a point of land created by a bend in the Bushkill Creek that, at the time of the cemetery’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

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

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