Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

Two photographs of two wood CCC buildings.

July 10, 2019
by Elizabeth Shultz
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Laurel Hill State Park and HistoriCorps: Partnership for Preservation

The HistoriCorps Laurel Hill State Park Mess Hall project relied on a crucial partnership between Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation’s Friends of Laurel Hill, the 501(c)3 preservation organization HistoriCorps, and HistoriCorps’ workforce of volunteers who arrived on the jobsite from homes all over the country. Continue reading

Green Book cover

February 6, 2019
by Emma Diehl
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Offbeat Outing: The Green Book in Philadelphia

Some of my colleagues are known to check their Facebook accounts while they drink their morning coffee, and on more than one occasion that has resulted in a Facebook message or email with the subject line “I have a great … Continue reading

August 26, 2015
by Cheryl Nagle
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Offbeat Outing: Mt. Gretna Tour of Homes and Gardens

Offbeat Outings is a bi-monthly series that highlights the travels of BHP staff as they experience history first-hand throughout Pennsylvania.   Trying to find something to do outside in Pennsylvania during the month of August is often challenging with our hot … Continue reading

May 13, 2015
by Emma Diehl
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Offbeat Outing: Shades of Grey – On the Road in Pike County

Offbeat Outings is a bi-monthly series that highlights the travels of BHP staff as they experience history first-hand throughout Pennsylvania.   Although I’m Pennsylvania born and raised, I’m the first to (sheepishly) admit that there are many counties within the Commonwealth … Continue reading

November 12, 2014
by Kira Heinrich
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History with a slice of pie: on the road with the Heinrichs

Late in August this summer Keith and I found ourselves in Westmoreland County, on a rare working Saturday, with a couple hours of down time. Between my meeting with a consultant in the morning and Keith’s event to celebrate the … Continue reading

June 11, 2014
by Katie Hess
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BHP’s Offbeat Outings: Worlds End

Offbeat Outings is a bi-monthly series that highlights the travels of BHP staff as they experience history first-hand throughout Pennsylvania. A few weeks ago, I headed north on Friday afternoon and drove just over 100 miles to Worlds End State Park … Continue reading

The Never-ending ERIEsistable Journey

April 30, 2014 by Andrea L. MacDonald | 0 comments

My motoring memoirs of the ERIEsistable journey I personally never wanted to end (my travel companion may have felt otherwise), returned us to where we pulled over two weeks ago… lunch!

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February 19, 2014
by Tom Held
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Offbeat Outings: Vandergrift

Offbeat Outings is a bi-monthly series that highlights the travels of BHP staff as they experience history first-hand throughout Pennsylvania. When some people plan to go on an historic vacation they think of places to visit like the Egyptian pyramids … Continue reading

December 11, 2013
by David Maher
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BHP’s Offbeat Outings: Athens

Along the many rivers and creeks, and in the numerous hills and valleys, visitors to the northern tier of Pennsylvania will find truly unique communities and landscapes. This region is home to some of the most beautiful and interesting collections of Early Republic and Greek Revival architecture found in Pennsylvania, not to mention the scenic vistas that are seemingly around every bend. Continue reading