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November 21, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things to Know from the PA SHPO

This week’s post brings you “5 Things” to know for November and December 2018.  Take a breather from your Thanksgiving holidays and read about new staff, important deadlines, and a fun way to show what you’re thankful for.

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May 1, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things to know about Preservation Month in PA

Preservationists across America are celebrating today as National Historic Preservation Month kicks off.

July 8, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Hands On: The PHMC Preservation Trades Apprenticeship Program

by Joe Lauver (Above:  Apprentices learning the basics of mortar removal and pointing from James Houston, the Preservation Field Services Supervisor at the apprentice training workshop at Daniel Boone Homestead (PHMC staff) Just as rust (and rot) never sleeps, historic … Continue reading

July 30, 2014
by Mark McConaughy
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Bushy Run Battlefield Historic Park: the 251st Anniversary

Bushy Run Battlefield is a state historic park located along Route 993 northwest of Greensburg and about one mile east of Harrison City in Westmoreland County.  The battlefield is associated with Pontiac’s Rebellion when Native American tribes rose up in … Continue reading

July 24, 2013
by Mark McConaughy
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Bushy Run Battlefield Historic Park: the 250th Anniversary

Bushy Run Battlefield is a state historic park located along Route 993 northwest of Greensburg and about one mile east of Harrison City in Westmoreland County.  People recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  Less well … Continue reading