Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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August 9, 2017
by Karen Arnold
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Pine Bank Covered Bridge at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Recently, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission collaborated with the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village to preserve one of the oldest covered bridges in Washington County. Continue Reading →

July 19, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Just Listed!

It is time to highlight some of Pennsylvania’s recently listed historic properties! Since our last post ( Just Listed!) in May, 2016, 20 nominations have been approved by the National Park Service in the Commonwealth. Because several of these are districts, that means that over 1600 properties in the Commonwealth have been added to the National Register! Continue Reading →

July 12, 2017
by Elizabeth Shultz
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ICYMI: Community Preservation Connections @ 2017 Statewide Conference

From June 14-16, Preservation Pennsylvania and its partners hosted 2017’s Statewide Conference on Heritage in delightful downtown Carlisle with the theme Community Connections: Stories, Places, and Ideas that Matter. Read on ICYMI!

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June 28, 2017
by Pamela Reilly
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The Future of Preservation is …..Summer Interns at the PA SHPO

As the summer of 2017 begins a new group of students and perhaps future preservationists have arrived at the PA State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) to participate in the PHMC Keystone Summer Internship Program or the collaborative PennDOT/PA SHPO cultural resource management internship program. Continue Reading →

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June 21, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Special Announcement: Job Opening @ PA SHPO

Are you interested in making a difference through disaster management planning? Do you want to be on the forefront of proactive historic preservation?  Continue Reading →

June 14, 2017
by Karen Galle
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2017’s Newly Approved Markers

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 encourages broad distribution, so we’d love to see more individuals and organizations from Pennsylvania’s other 66 counties research their history and develop nominations for people, places, events, and innovations in their own backyard. Continue Reading →