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Category: Historical Markers (Page 2 of 7)

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 can help expand the Native American voice beyond what’s written in history textbooks and grow our respect for the people who came before us.

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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 a great opportunity to work with a team of dedicated and forward-thinking preservationists, historians and archaeologists!

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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 into markers and the marker topics have deep meaning to many Pennsylvanians.

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What’s New with PA-SHARE

It has been a few months since we last posted any updates and news-you-can-use for PA-SHARE. Since PA-SHARE launched at the end of February, the PA SHPO team has been hard at work helping our users learn this new system, and collaborating with the developers on bugs and improvements.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been patient while we transition to PA-SHARE and willing to learn it with us!

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Resource Round-up: Resources for LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Pennsylvania

June is Pride Month and an opportunity to recognize, celebrate, and support LGBTQ+ communities. This week’s post is another in our “Resource Round-Up” series, which we occassionally publish during important months as a guide to learning more about the older and historic places and spaces in Pennsylvania that reflect that month’s theme. This one highlights just some sources related to LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

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