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November 14, 2022
by PHMC
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Historical Marker Program Announcement

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is temporarily pausing its Historical Marker Program. Ongoing supply chain issues, from sourcing raw materials to workforce availability, are impacting all areas of manufacturing, including the production of the iconic, blue-and-gold Pennsylvania Historical … Continue reading

April 20, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Meet the New PA SHPO Staff!

Since the last time I officially welcomed our new SHPO staffers, three new colleagues have joined our team. We are very excited to have Megan McNish and Frank Grumbine as the new Eastern and Central Region Community Preservation Coordinators and … Continue reading

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March 2, 2022
by allidavis
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What’s New in 2022 with Pennsylvania’s Historical Marker Program

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites individuals, public agencies, and private organizations to nominate historic people, properties, events, or innovations with statewide or national significance for PHMC’s State Historical Marker Program. Meet the new coordinator, learn more about … Continue reading

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November 24, 2021
by Jenna Solomon
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I went to a Marker Dedication and a Car Show Broke Out

I think it is safe to say that the dedication of the new Pennsylvania Historical Marker for Holbert Racing had the most impressive (and expensive) parking lot that has ever existed at a historical marker dedication.

Two adults standing next to tall metal marker as third adult claps hands.

November 3, 2021
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Uncovering the Susquehannock Village at Lemoyne

November is Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. One way we can learn about indigenous peoples is through archaeology. Archaeology … Continue reading

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September 7, 2021
by PHMC
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Historical Marker Program Update

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is making some changes in its state historical marker program. After a holistic review of the Pennsylvania Historical Marker program, PHMC staff have been working on changes that will improve customer service for users … Continue reading

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September 2, 2021
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO Special Announcement! We’re Hiring a Historical Marker and Diversity Coordinator

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is looking for a dynamic person to fill our Historical Marker & Diversity Coordinator position to expand our efforts to identify, document, and celebrate Pennsylvania’s diverse stories, places, and spaces. This is … Continue reading

Large blue and gold metal marker surrounded by people.

July 14, 2021
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Preservation Backstory: Emporium’s Sylvania Corporation Marker

The Historical Marker Program is one of the PHMC’s most popular public history programs, and the recently approved nominations prove these aluminum markers dotting our roads and city sidewalks are more than just “history on a stick.” The words cast … Continue reading