With great sadness, we share news of the passing of Louis J. Appell, Jr., He was a founding member of Preservation Pennsylvania, a generous and longtime supporter of our organization, and chairman of our Board of Advisors. He's pictured here (at left) with fellow F. Otto Haas Award recipients Caroline Boyce, Janet Klein and Tom Hylton at the Preservation Pennsylvania Awards in 2012. His wisdom and encouragement will be missed.
Thank you, sponsors and conference attendees for contributing to the success of the 2016 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage!
The 2016 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage took place June 6-8 in Lewisburg (Union County).
Announcing our brand-new preservation t-shirts and merchandise. Support preservation in style and shop our online preservation store.
Please note that all items are made to order and there is a delay of up to a month between placing your order and receiving your order. (That means you need to plan ahead if you're buying a gift for that special preservationist in your life!)
Making the case for preservation
If you've ever wished you had something to give the Powers that Be to convince them about the value of historic preservation, perhaps the article, "Planning for Preservation: What it means for your borough" by Preservation Pennsylvania's own Erin Hammerstedt will help! Erin offers a list of ways preservation can contribute to downtown revitalization. This article originally appeared in the February 2016 Borough News Magazine, a publication of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.
Pennsylvania At Risk Announced!
On February 2, from the steps of the Lewistown courthouse, Executive Director Mindy Crawford announced new
additions to our list of the state’s most endangered historic resources.
The eight sites were selected from nominations submitted by the public
in 2015 and will become Preservation Pennsylvania’s work priorities in
2016. Visit our Pennsylvania At Risk page
for all the details.
It's time to party like it's 2016
Let's celebrate 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act!
We've launched a page dedicated to Preservation50 -- a yearlong celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. Please bookmark the page and check back often for news and special events.
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.
The entire document is now available here.
Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation
Preservation Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the publication of Policy Recommendations to Strengthen the Power of Preservation as a companion report to the Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities in Pennsylvania released by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Click here.
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