Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Preservation Month recap

At the beginning of May, I promised we’d provide a recap of the #31for31 social media campaign to celebrate Preservation Month across Pennsylvania.  If you missed a post on our Facebook page or in our Twitter feed, no worries! You … Continue reading

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May 31, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Add this to your summer reading list! #preservationhappenshere – PA’s Statewide Preservation Plan – is ready for you

Picture yourself – lounging poolside, lakeside, or on the beach – with your tablet or smart phone (or even good old-fashioned paper) enjoying the hottest summer publication that hasn’t yet made the New York Times bestseller list: #preservationhappenshere, Pennsylvania’s next statewide historic preservation … Continue reading

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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.

May 3, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Preservation People & Places Worth Celebrating

As many of you already know, May is national Historic Preservation Month.  What better way to kick-start our month-long celebration of historic preservation than with this year’s winners of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards. If … Continue reading

September 14, 2016
by Guest Contributor
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Wild Whippersnappers or Heritage Heroes? The [not always] Young Preservationist Movement

From Pittsburgh to Philly and in between, the Young Preservationist movement is changing the way we approach historic resources, leaving many of us scratching our heads as to what the real deal is.

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

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

January 15, 2014
by Guest Contributor
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Preservation Achievement Awards

Every year the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia presents the Preservation Achievement Awards to individuals, organizations, businesses and projects from throughout the region that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation. The Awards include Grand Jury Awards to … Continue reading