Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

July 11, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#PreservAtionhappenshere!

How does the old saying go? Do you see the glass half empty or is the glass half full?  At times we are all prone to thinking that the glass is half empty – particularly because it often feels like we are … Continue reading

one story building

June 13, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Hazard Planning in a Historic Context: Part 2 – Taking Action

Last month we talked about how researching a place’s history and physical context factors into hazard planning, and what kinds of building elements are most at risk.  This week’s post focuses on taking action and what can be done to protect … Continue reading

June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Preservation Month recap

At the beginning of May, I promised we’d provide a recap of the #31for31 social media campaign to celebrate Preservation Month across Pennsylvania.  If you missed a post on our Facebook page or in our Twitter feed, no worries! You … Continue reading

Vintage postcard with hashtag

May 31, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Add this to your summer reading list! #preservationhappenshere – PA’s Statewide Preservation Plan – is ready for you

Picture yourself – lounging poolside, lakeside, or on the beach – with your tablet or smart phone (or even good old-fashioned paper) enjoying the hottest summer publication that hasn’t yet made the New York Times bestseller list: #preservationhappenshere, Pennsylvania’s next statewide historic preservation … Continue reading

May 16, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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Seeking Projects with a Special Something for the 2018 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Now is the time for all good preservationists to put on their thinking caps! Do you know of a great project, person or organization that deserves recognition with a Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award, the state’s highest preservation honor?

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May 1, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things to know about Preservation Month in PA

Preservationists across America are celebrating today as National Historic Preservation Month kicks off.

PA delegation in front of the Capitol.

March 21, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO goes to Washington! Advocacy Week 2018

Every year in March, State Historic Preservation offices and preservation advocates from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week.  The Pennsylvania delegation was there to be a part of it. What is Advocacy Week? … Continue reading

February 14, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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4 places; 635 years of Pennsylvania’s history

Each year, the statewide nonprofit Preservation Pennsylvania puts out a call for nominations to its Pennsylvania At Risk list, made up of sites determined to be among the commonwealth’s most endangered historic resources. In 2018, four remarkable places that are part of … Continue reading