Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

February 1, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Community Connections: Survey Says!

Did anyone else hear Richard Dawson’s voice yell this out when they read the title of our post today?  Perhaps I’m dating myself by knowing who first hosted Family Feud.  We didn’t host our own preservation version of one of America’s … Continue reading

December 28, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things about Preservation in 2016

This time of year is all about traditions, so I’m keeping one of ours here at the PA Historic Preservation blog: the Year in Review.  Its a good time to reflect on all the great preservation in Pennsylvania in 2016.  … Continue reading

November 9, 2016
by David Maher
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Don’t Just Look Forward or Backward: Look Around for Preservation Partners

In 2016, the preservation community has been looking back over the past 50 years to reflect upon the legacy of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  The legislation laid the groundwork for the tools and strategies of preservation.  For … Continue reading

October 12, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Community Connections: Connect with us at an Open House!

They’re finally here!  As promised in this post from September, here are the dates, times, and locations of the nine – yep, I said nine – Open Houses that the PA SHPO and Preservation PA are having in October and … Continue reading

September 19, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Community Connections: What’s New?

Its been a few months now since we introduced you to the Community Connections: Planning for Preservation in Pennsylvania campaign and I thought it was a good time for an update.  We’ve been making great progress over the summer and … Continue reading

June 22, 2016
by Elizabeth Shultz
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ICYMI: Community Connections in Lewisburg, PA at the 2016 Statewide Conference on Heritage

From June 6-8, 250 of Pennsylvania’s spiffiest preservationists made Lewisburg, PA the most happening scene in the Commonwealth during the 2016 Statewide Conference on Heritage, and – by all accounts – every beach bunny, bookbuster, cat, chick, cool head, dove, … Continue reading

May 25, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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May’s SHPO Shout-Out

We’re back to our regular SHPO Shout-Out post this month, and I get to tell you about some great local preservation activities, two national award winners, and a cool new park in Jefferson County. Two quick things before I launch into … Continue reading

May 4, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Preservation Month Big Announcements!

May is National Historic Preservation Month and a great time to announce two new exciting preservation initiatives at the PA SHPO.   We’re celebrating this year by kicking off our “Community Connections” campaign, the outreach and planning efforts for Pennsylvania’s next … Continue reading

May 4, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Community Connections: Planning for Preservation in Pennsylvania

As the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) turns fifty this year, the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO), a bureau of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), has begun outreach and strategic planning for Pennsylvania’s next statewide comprehensive … Continue reading

February 17, 2016
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Board: Past, Present, And Future

It’s been a happy convergence of events. As planning started for the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, the PA State Historic Preservation Office announced its new name and is currently rehabilitating its office space, … Continue reading