Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

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May 19, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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New PA SHPO Guidelines for Recording Buildings Available

PA SHPO’s Guidelines for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania, and a companion worksheet, Worksheet for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania, are published to the PHMC website and ready for use. These guidelines replace the PA SHPO’s How to Complete the Pennsylvania Historic … Continue reading

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April 19, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO Special Announcement! We’re Hiring a National Register Supervisor

Are you a highly skilled historic preservationist with National Register experience?   The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking an Historic Preservation Supervisor to coordinate the office’s National Register of Historic Places program.

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April 4, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO Special Announcement! Join our Team as a Review Archaeologist

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist to serve as a Review Archaeologist to work between disciplines and advance SHPO priorities. This position is ideal for a detail oriented and flexible preservation professional … Continue reading

April 1, 2022
by Elizabeth Rairigh
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We want YOU for the PA Historic Preservation Board!

Are you a preservation-minded Pennsylvanian interested in sharing your time and talent? Do you know someone looking for an opportunity to be a leader and make a difference? Then we want to hear from you! The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation … Continue reading

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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February 16, 2022
by Karen Arnold
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Introducing the Historic Property Inspection Program

One lesser-known duty of the PA SHPO office is the management of protective preservation covenants on historic properties throughout the commonwealth. 

January 27, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Join the PA SHPO as a 2022 Keystone Summer Intern

Are you exploring the field of historic preservation and looking for some real-world experience? The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Internship Program provides opportunities to pursue your professional growth and contribute to sharing Pennsylvania’s rich heritage with the public. … 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.

November 17, 2021
by Guest Contributor
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“Instruction Thorough; Situation Delightful.”

Advertisements for Tuscarora Academy continued to use this phrase more than 50 years after the school was established in 1836. Located in the quaint hamlet of Academia, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, the Tuscarora Academy was a premier 19th century secondary educational … Continue reading

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November 15, 2021
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO Special Announcement! We’re Hiring an Eastern PA Community Preservation Coordinator

Are you a preservation professional who is skilled at collaboration, outreach, and technical assistance? Then we want to hear from you! The Position The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a historic preservation specialist to work as … Continue reading