Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

April 16, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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An ERIEsistable Journey

The odometer read 19 when we rolled out of the state garage.   We had an ambitious three-day schedule planned to northwestern Pennsylvania.  The Bureau’s new director, Serena Bellew, had never been to the ‘Erie triangle’ or the northwest corner of … Continue reading

September 4, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Meet Your Pennsylvania Heritage Areas Program!

by Mike Piaskowski, Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources As Pennsylvanians, we are beyond fortunate to live in a place rich with heritage.  Our ridges, valleys, plateaus and waterways lured natives and settlers alike to bountiful opportunities and un-imaginable … Continue reading

July 3, 2013
by Steven McDougal
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Archaeological Survey and Marcellus Shale

In the past five years since Marcellus shale drilling has started, the pace of archaeological survey in the northern tier and the western counties has increased sharply. 

April 24, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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The Statewide Conference on Heritage: Twenty-three Sessions, Five Tours, Three Private Evening Events, and One Unforgettable Experience

by Jennifer Horn, Preservation Pennsylvania Every summer Pennsylvania’s preservation and conservation communities convene for a weeklong conference to explore current trends in archaeology and historic preservation. This year, the Statewide Conference on Heritage will be held at the historic William … Continue reading

April 10, 2013
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Conservation Landscape Initiatives: A Growing Opportunity for Preservation Partnerships

The Conservation Landscape Initiatives (CLI) were established by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) as an integrated approach to strategically investing the agency’s time and funding to protect, conserve, and enhance some of the state’s most important landscapes. Instead … Continue reading

March 27, 2013
by Cory Kegerise
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Keystone Fund Projects Receive Awards

Gathered under the dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building representatives from several nonprofit fund partners, current and former state legislators, and agency directors presented awards to projects from across the Commonwealth that exemplify the intent and impact of the Keystone Fund. Continue reading