Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

June 10, 2020
by Elizabeth Shultz
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Dip into History: Five Historic Pools and Swimming Holes in Pennsylvania

Summer is definitely here in Pennsylvania! And when the weather turns hot and humid, my mind turns to swimming and lazy days by the water.

June 8, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Preservation Pittsburgh’s Matthew Falcone

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

May 29, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PHMC’s Andrea Lowery

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

May 25, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PA Humanities Council’s Laurie Zierer

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

May 11, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PAC’s Ira Beckerman

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

May 8, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PDC’s Julie Fitzpatrick

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

April 15, 2020
by April Frantz
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Inspiration in Philadelphia

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.

Brick theatre building with marquee that spells "Embassy" in lightbulbs.

April 1, 2020
by Guest Contributor
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Dedicated Volunteers Preserve the Embassy Theatre in Lewistown, Mifflin County

The historic Embassy Theatre in Lewistown is one of the community’s most beloved and iconic structures. It is being rehabilitated with the help of a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant.

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March 24, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO COVID-19 Update

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.

March 18, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO’s 2018 Community Initiative Award Winners

The Community Initiative Award from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) recognizes organizations, municipalities, agencies, individuals, and others whose work embodies the theme of Pennsylvania’s recently released statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservationHappensHere. The 2018 awardees are the Walk … Continue reading