Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

July 22, 2015
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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In Case You Missed It… the 2015 Statewide Conference on Heritage

We all know that summer is a great time to kick back and relax, and it’s even better when you can do so while hanging out at the State Museum of Pennsylvania with your friends and learning some interesting stuff … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Digging Deep: Pennsylvania and the Making Archaeology Public Initiative

by Joe Baker, PennDOT Cultural Resources Program On a lovely morning in early autumn, I arrive at an old farm along the Susquehanna River to find Dr Frank Vento in his natural element. That is to say, he is squatting … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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Join us in July for a party at the PA Statewide Conference on Heritage

Along with the many insightful training sessions, in-the-field workshops, and engaging panel discussions offered at this year’s Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage (July 8-10th), we’ll blow out some candles honoring the 50th birthday of the State Museum & Archives complex … Continue reading

Eliza Kirkbride School, Philadelphia

December 3, 2014
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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School Daze

No, this isn’t a review of Spike Lee’s 1988 movie.  I’m referring to my state of mind when I think about all of the work I’ve done with public schools in Philadelphia over the past few months. As you may … Continue reading

October 1, 2014
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Looking Down The Road: The PHMC’s Role in Regional Transportation Planning

Over the past several years the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has developed an innovative partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations … Continue reading

September 17, 2014
by Kira Heinrich
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Unscripted: an archaeologist’s journey into the world of film production

In my position here at BHP, I am involved in a wide variety of activities, in addition to my primary job duty, review of compliance projects in the Western Region for archaeology. Most of these activities center on keeping all … Continue reading

July 9, 2014
by Cheryl Nagle
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The Past, Present and Future of the Transportation Enhancement Programs, MAP-21 and Transportation Alternatives Program.

On July 17, 2014, at the Forum 2014 Statewide Conference on Heritage Byways to the Past in Philadelphia, the Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) will be part of the panel for the session “The Past, Present and Future of the … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
by Tom Held
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Special Announcement: Premiere of Pennsylvania’s Historic Bridges

We invite you to attend the premiere of Pennsylvania’s Historic Bridges: Connecting Our Past and Future at this year’s PA Statewide Conference on Heritage. If you are attending the conference and would like to attend this event make sure that … Continue reading

April 2, 2014
by Cory Kegerise
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Register Now for FORUM 2014 in Philadelphia

Registration is now open for FORUM 2014, July 16-20, in Philadelphia.  FORUM is the title for this year’s Statewide Conference on Heritage/Byways to the Past, which has teamed up with the National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s biennial training program for … Continue reading