Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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August 21, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project Wins National Award

By. Dr. Sally McMurry The term “gray literature” well conveys the level of visibility for much work done at agencies like the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office.  Historic Structures Reports, National Register nominations, exhibits, and drawings may have limited long-term public … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Preserving the Oley Valley Rural Historic District in Pennsylvania

by Brenda Barrett Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in the Living Landscape Observer and appears here with the permission of the author and founder of that publication, Brenda Barrett.  We appreciate Brenda’s contributions and reporting on this subject. … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Tom Held
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The Agricultural History Project: Agricultural Regions Map

Did you know that the Lehigh Valley was once a major producer of potatoes? Or that Tioga County had a robust tobacco-growing industry? Or that Southwestern Pennsylvania was known for its sheep farms? The list of agricultural products grown and … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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The Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project: Researcher’s Guide

The Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project involved a unique partnership among the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Pennsylvania State University with funding from the Federal Highway Administration and the federal Preserve America program. Continue reading