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the Commonwealth's only statewide, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of historically and architecturally significant resources.


 
 
 
 
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As a preservationist, you place a priority on saving places with history and all they have to offer us -- beauty, inspiration, nooks to work and dream in, community continuity, and so much more.

When you make a donation to Preservation Pennsylvania's Annual Fund, you help preserve special places across Pennsylvania.
 
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Submit a Session Proposal for the 2019 Statewide Conference on Heritage

We're seeking great proposals for the Statewide Conference on Heritage. Your session should provide a meaningful learning opportunity. Click here to download the submission form.
 
Deadline: December 17, 2018
 

2017 In Review

2017 Preservation PA Annual ReportOur 2017 Commonwealth Impact Report has been released, reporting on Preservation Pennsylvania's activities during the calendar year of 2017 and financial information for the fiscal year 2016-2017 (ending in June).
 
 
 
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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HISTORY

Jane Johnson_Abolition Hall_Plymouth Meeting_HovnanianTwo of our 2017 Pennsylvania at Risk sites have important historic connections to the Underground Railroad that are under grave threat. Please help by speaking out or donating to cover the substantial legal fees necessary to challenge the threat. 
 
Abolition Hall, the Corson/Hovenden Homestead and the Plymouth Meeting Historic District
The Friends of Abolition Hall Fund are challenging a developer’s plan to subdivide a nationally-significant, historic 10.45-acre parcel to construct 48 townhouses.
 
The Friends group is composed of local residents and supporters who believe that the proposed subdivision and townhouse development fails to acknowledge or respect the powerful history of this homestead. Whitemarsh Township should ask the developer for the best possible plan for this site, that will help preserve the rare and nationally-significant places that make the township a desirable place to live.
 
Visit our Abolition Hall page for more information.
 
"Like" the Plymouth Meeting Abolition Hall page on Facebook for call to action updates, meeting notices and news.
 
Mifflin House
Preservation Pennsylvania and the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society (KCVPS), based in Hellam Township, have formed a partnership to preserve the threatened historic Mifflin House in Hellam Township, York County. Preservation Pennsylvania named Mifflin House to its Pennsylvania At Risk list in 2017. A brief was filed in the York County Court of Common Pleas to stop plans by the current owners, the Blessing Family, and their developer partner, Kinsley Equities, LLC, to demolish the historic property overlooking the Susquehanna River. Visit our Mifflin House page for more information and the press release.
 
Visit our Mifflin House page for more information.

"Like" the "Help Save Mifflin House" page on Facebook for call to action updates, meeting notices and news.

 

 

guide to historic windowsWhat About the Windows? Help Save Them!

Preservation Pennsylvania is pleased to announce publication of "Considering the Repair, Retrofit, and Replacement of Historic Windows." Useful for HARBS and CLGs, the guide also provides useful information for individual preservationists to advocate for saving historic windows rather than replacing them. 
 
 
Help spread the word and be an advocate for original windows!
 
This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office via the Certified Local Government program, and is made possible by cooperation of the Boroughs and HARBs of Gettysburg, Bellefonte and Mercersburg.
 
(Know of a great window restoration/refit expert? Send us the info at ssmith@preservationpa.org -- thanks!)
 

Preservation to wear -- the perfect gift!

Support preservation in style and shop our online preservation store.
 
Now there are three ways to shop and support Preservation Pennsylvania:
  • our t-shirt store (with a PA-based, family-owned business)
  • our curated list of preservation-friendly goods (as an Amazon Affiliate)
  • or via Amazon Smile.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
How to Protect and Preserve the Historic Places That Matter to You
 
This four-part document is intended to provide you with the information and tools that you may need to make informed decisions about your historic preservation project. 
 
 
 
 
  Upcoming Events
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  The Extraordinary Give Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
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NOV
  Giving Tuesday Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Location: It's a special day to support the organizations you care about!
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DEC
  Session Proposals due for 2019 PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
Location: June 19-21, 2019, Wilson College, Chambersburg


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