In this crazy year, the PA SHPO’s blog is the one thing you could count on every week to bring you all sorts of current, relevant, fun and interesting information. I have actually won a trivia contest or two because … Continue reading →
August 28, 2020
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As part of PHMC’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA), PA SHPO identified ways in which underrepresented stories and places in Pennsylvania can be better identified, documented, and celebrated.
One hundred years ago, the clapper of the Justice Bell was unchained for the first time so that it could ring out in jubilation to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
Soon there will be some new markers out there for you to brake for! Earlier this month, PHMC approved twenty-four new historical markers for an amazing range of subjects that highlight even more interesting Pennsylvania facts and figures.
November 27, 2019
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Knowing I’d need to write a post for Thanksgiving week, I went to my favorite internet search engine and typed in “Thanksgiving and Pennsylvania”. Among the hundreds of results was one for a Pennsylvania Historical Marker. Really? We have a … Continue reading →
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites members of the public to prepare and submit marker nominations for the upcoming December 1, 2019 annual deadline. The Historical Marker Program is one of PHMC’s most popular public programs, with nearly … Continue reading →
You win the prize if you said, “They will all have historical markers in PA!”. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 16 new historical markers! This year’s selections deliver another eclectic mix of pop culture, military, African American, film, … Continue reading →
I am happy to announce that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 18 new historical markers! As you’ll see from the list below, over half of the approved subjects are for markers in Philadelphia County. The Marker Program … Continue reading →
High on a hill overlooking the Somerton neighborhood of Philadelphia stands Cranaleith Spiritual Center, a beautiful Shingle style house that overlooks ten acres of gardens, groves of trees, a pond, and a sensitively-designed modern retreat facility. It’s a lovely place … Continue reading →
Great news for fans of Pennsylvania’s beloved blue and gold markers – there are going to be more of them soon! At the March 9th meeting, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 23 new historical markers. Many of … Continue reading →