Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

March 8, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Pennsylvania’s Preservation Delegation

It’s almost spring in Washington, D.C. and for us here at the PA SHPO it doesn’t mean cherry blossoms – it means Advocacy Week!  Next week, Pennsylvania’s Preservation Delegation heads south to talk about one of our favorite topics (historic … Continue reading

April 13, 2016
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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What is National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week?

I had to quickly learn the answer to that question for the first time this year… Advocacy Week is our annual opportunity to have a mass impact on opinion leaders and policy makers – together with a cohesive message in … Continue reading

July 1, 2015
by Cory Kegerise
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Do you know what HPF Stands For?

Q:           What do the National Register of Historic Places, Section 106 consultation, Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Certified Local Government grants, Tribal preservation activities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities have in common? A:           All of these programs (and more) … Continue reading

November 5, 2014
by Cory Kegerise
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Crossing the line: Meeting our SHPO colleagues from across the Northeast

By Cory Kegerise and Serena Bellew From time to time, Bureau for Historic Preservation staffers are asked about how a particular process, form, or issue affecting historic resources in Pennsylvania is handled in different states.  Fortunately, in the age of … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
by Cory Kegerise
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Spotlight Series: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

A major resource for these communities is the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, the only national –level organization dedicated to serving the needs of local government preservation boards and commissions through education, advocacy, and training. Continue reading

March 13, 2013
by Jean Cutler
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Day on the Hill: Taking the Preservation Message to Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation

Tuesday, February 26, was the day the rubber literally hit the road!  In fact, using a pedometer, one of the participants in “Day on the Hill” in Washington, D.C. determined that Pennsylvania’s two teams each walked about 5 miles in … Continue reading