From June 14-16, Preservation Pennsylvania and its partners hosted 2017’s Statewide Conference on Heritage in delightful downtown Carlisle with the theme Community Connections: Stories, Places, and Ideas that Matter. Read on ICYMI!
Some days it can be tough to be a preservationist. Demolition takes place after a hard-fought battle. Funding for a project doesn’t come together. Local government approves a terrible design for development on a historic landscape. We’ve all been there … Continue reading →
As many of you already know, May is national Historic Preservation Month. What better way to kick-start our month-long celebration of historic preservation than with this year’s winners of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards. If … Continue reading →
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.
High on a hill overlooking the Somerton neighborhood of Philadelphia stands Cranaleith Spiritual Center, a beautiful Shingle style house that overlooks ten acres of gardens, groves of trees, a pond, and a sensitively-designed modern retreat facility. It’s a lovely place … Continue reading →
In June 2016, I was hired as the Transportation Special Initiatives Coordinator in the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This new position was created through a special funding agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and was developed … Continue reading →
It’s almost spring in Washington, D.C. and for us here at the PA SHPO it doesn’t mean cherry blossoms – it means Advocacy Week! Next week, Pennsylvania’s Preservation Delegation heads south to talk about one of our favorite topics (historic … Continue reading →
February 1, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain 0 comments
Did anyone else hear Richard Dawson’s voice yell this out when they read the title of our post today? Perhaps I’m dating myself by knowing who first hosted Family Feud. We didn’t host our own preservation version of one of America’s … Continue reading →
December 28, 2016
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This time of year is all about traditions, so I’m keeping one of ours here at the PA Historic Preservation blog: the Year in Review. Its a good time to reflect on all the great preservation in Pennsylvania in 2016. … Continue reading →