When the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia announces the recipients of their annual Preservation Achievement Awards, I immediately skim through the list of properties looking for familiar names and places. This year’s list did not disappoint.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) offices throughout the commonwealth are closed. PA SHPO and PHMC staff continue to work remotely and will respond to inquiries received via voicemail and email.
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 →
I have a fascination with historic architecture. That is what launched me on in my career path. There is just something about a well-designed building that strikes awe in me. I feel it when I enter the state Capitol Building … Continue reading →
November 20, 2019
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Each year, the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) recognizes the hard work and dedication of outstanding organizations, municipalities, agencies, and individuals whose work embodies the theme of Pennsylvania’s statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionHappensHere, with a PA SHPO Community … Continue reading →
October is the opportunity to explore the arts in your local community as part of National Arts and Humanities Month. This month-long celebration was established to honor of the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965.
As part of the Commonwealth’s Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative, the PA SHPO and the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) have partnered to continue the state’s efforts to inventory flood-prone historic buildings for integration into the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Continue reading →